New Funding Opportunity: Industry Challenge 2020 Program Open Call

February 13, 2020

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Industry Challenge 2020 Program: Healthy Lives, Healthy Economy, Healthy Planet through Genomics. This program will provide teams with funding for novel and innovative projects to solve pressing challenges and address industry opportunities through the application of genomics-based solutions across key sectors of the Ontario economy with the intent to drive economic growth, improve quality of life and Ontario’s global leadership.

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Funding opportunity in natural resources & environment now open – LSARP 2020

February 6, 2020

Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2020 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition “Genomics Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment” are now open. The Competition aims to support applied research projects that use genomic approaches to address challenges and opportunities in Canada’s natural resources and environment sectors, including interactions between natural resources and the environment, thereby contributing to the Canadian bioeconomy, a healthy environment and the well-being of Canadians.

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Personalized Medicine is key to diagnosing rare disease

December 17, 2019

When it comes to health care, we know one size does not always fit all. For example, take cystic fibrosis (CF), the most prevalent fatal genetic disease in Canada. Lung infections are the most common cause of death for those with CF and half who die are under the age of 32. Today, CF patients are living longer and better with new medicines that target underlying genetic defects. But patients with the same defect may not respond the same way to the same drug.

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Driving genomics research for Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019, Toronto, Ontario –The Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) is supporting Ontario-focused, industry-academic partnership projects that will positively impact Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, at the Genomics at the Tipping Point Symposium, Bettina Hamelin, President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, announced the eight successful ON-RP3 project teams. Two of the successful…

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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

October 15, 2019

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in…

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Ontario leading edge genomics projects attract $46 million of investment

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 – In a recent announcement from Genome Canada, seven (7) Ontario-led and three (3) Ontario co-led projects were awarded a total of $16 million in funding from the Genome Canada Genomics and Applied Partnership Program (GAPP) and Large Scale Applied Research Program (LSARP). Ontario Genomics is so proud to be working with these…

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2019 Canada SynBio Brings Together Synthetic Biology’s Best and Brightest.

April 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, Ontario Genomics and their partners hosted their annual SynBio conference at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. This year’s Canada SynBio Conference displayed Ontario’s thriving community of synthetic biologists. The well-anticipated keynote lecturer, Dr. George Church kicked off the conference by highlighting his laboratory’s work on integrating CRISPR technology…

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2019 Canada SynBio Highlights

April 17, 2019

March 6, Toronto – Ontario Genomics hosted 2019 Canada SynBio, Canada’s second national conference focused on Engineering Biology, together with the Genome Canada Enterprise and our partners and sponsors. Over 300 people, including researchers, policymakers, industry, entrepreneurs, start-ups, associations, students, funders, VCs and other investors from across Canada and beyond, packed the MaRS Discovery District…

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SynBio Canada: Fostering the Canadian Synthetic Biology Community

April 17, 2019

The field of synthetic biology represents a maturation of genetic engineering and biotechnology, where microbes or even human immune cells can be specifically engineered to do useful things. Thus, synthetic biology has the potential to reshape medicine, industry, and agriculture in Canada. But in order for this to be possible, a strong community of researchers,…

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