Genome Canada leads $40 million genomics initiative to address COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020

New Canadian network will undertake viral and host genome sequencing to improve patient outcomes April 23, 2020 – OTTAWA, Ontario – Following an announcement in Ottawa by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Genome Canada launched today the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN), a newly formed initiative backed by $40 million in federal funding. Led by Genome…

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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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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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Canada SynBio 2019 – Pitch Competition

December 7, 2018

Accelerating Start-ups by Design Canada SynBio 2019 Pitch Competition Program Overview Are you a Canadian-based startup company working to commercialize a synbio-based product or service? We want you to apply to pitch for up to $25,000 in prize money in front of leading investors! Prizes Startup companies will be competing for a first prize of $25,000…

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Ontario Agriculture & Agri-food Sector to benefit from Regional Priorities Partnership Program

October 4, 2018

October 3, 2018, Ontario, Canada – Putting genomics innovations in the hands of those who use them leads to increased competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Today, Ontario Genomics (OG), The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) announced the launch of the Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership program (ON-RP3) – a new, industry-pull funding…

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Precision Health Initiative – Rare Diseases: Clinical Implementation Projects

July 12, 2018

Genome Canada has launched a national initiative for the clinical implementation of precision health, focusing on a rare disease pilot program as a foundational step. This initiative features three main components: A national rare disease cohort is envisioned to be established through the collection and sequencing of 30,000 samples from rare disease patients and their families. A national…

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Agriculture, Agri-Food & Aquaculture

April 11, 2018

Ontario’s diverse agriculture, agri-food and aquaculture[1] sectors are the focus of three new funding opportunities. All of these new project funding opportunities require partnering researchers together with end-users[2] in their respective sectors. We work directly with researchers, and end-users to: access funding find and connect with the right research and/or end-user partners help develop competitive…

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Funding opportunity: Research Catalyst Network to expedite collaboration between basic and clinician scientists in functional studies of novel rare disease genes

March 28, 2018

Genome Canada has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to launch a funding opportunity to support a national network that will help maintain Canada’s leadership in enabling clinical geneticists who are identifying rare disease gene mutations to collaborate with model organism researchers with expertise in the cognate gene’s function, and to develop…

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