Ontario’s COVID-19 Genomics Rapid Response Coalition

July 8, 2020

Ontario Genomics brings together world-leading genomics experts to address the COVID-19 pandemic In response to the global pandemic, Ontario Genomics has rapidly galvanized Ontario’s world-leading genomics and data expertise and capacity through a coordinated, province-wide approach. The ONCoV Genomics Coalition is leveraging the tools of sequencing, bioinformatics, genomics epidemiology, and artificial intelligence, to expedite Ontario’s…

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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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Canada SynBio 2020 Postponed

March 17, 2020

Given the global situation around COVID-19 and actions being taken by the Canadian, Quebec and Ontario governments, the Canada SynBio Organizing Committee had to make the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming Canada SynBio 2020 conference, originally scheduled for June 3 in Montreal. We are currently working to find a new date and will share…

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Ontario Genomics: COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Given the global response to the COVID-19 health emergency and specific actions being taken by the Canadian, Ontario and Toronto governments, Ontario Genomics is taking the following proactive measures to reduce the potential spread of the virus, prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and the broader community: All Ontario Genomics staff are working…

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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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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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