Revealing Hidden Mysteries with Ancient DNA

February 14, 2019

Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory was born out of necessity. Back in 1996, there were no laboratories that performed DNA analysis on archaeological samples (paleo or ancient DNA) on a fee for service basis. Anthropology professor Dr. El Molto, who had acquired vast amounts of human material from his site in the Dahkleh Oasis, Egypt, had…

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Start-up pitch competition finalists

February 14, 2019

Take a sneak peek at the six (6) SynBio start-ups selected to pitch for cash prizes at the 2nd Annual Canada SynBio conference on March 6, 2019.     Creative Protein Solutions Inc. Novel handheld and mobile app diagnostics device to provide much-needed veterinary point-of-care solutions. FREDsense Technologies Corp. Portable field kits providing affordable, rapid,…

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Collaborative genomics investments for a healthier Ontario

February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019, Guelph, Ontario – Genomics research is producing dramatic breakthroughs in science, transforming our understanding of the world around us. The results of this research are being used to address important challenges and develop innovative solutions, not just in human health, but across diverse sectors of the economy. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan,…

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Major investment in genomics research will improve the lives of Canadians

February 4, 2019

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $22.7 million funding to support 37 research projects as a result of three funding competitions through Genome Canada. An additional $33.4 million is being invested by provincial governments, business and research partners for a total of $56 million in support for these projects spanning sectors such as health, agriculture, natural resources, and the environment.

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Ignite your Proteomics Research with SPARC BioCentre

January 17, 2019

Located on the top floor of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SPARC BioCentre is a world-class facility operated by The Hospital for Sick Children. SPARC has been in continuous operation for over 27 years (albeit under different names), yet remains state-of-the-art thanks to strategic investments by SickKids and the Canada Foundation for…

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Genomics at the Tipping Point – Partnering to Accelerate Market Uptake & Impact

December 13, 2018

On December 5th, 2018, Ontario Genomics hosted Genomics at the Tipping Point: Partnering to Accelerate Market Uptake & Impact, a captivating symposium focused on closing the gap between genomics innovations and market impact. A packed auditorium heard from innovators using genomics to advance the mining, agriculture and agri-food, bioengineering, natural resources and health sectors.  In…

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Genomics increase local brewers’ profitability & support growth of Ontario suppliers

December 12, 2018

The total economic impact of small breweries in Ontario is estimated to be approximately $1.4 Billion (2017) and the sector continues to grow according to the Ontario Craft Brewers Association. Some yeasts, which are a key ingredient in craft beer, slow fermentation which can result in losses for brewers. Escarpment Laboratories, a Guelph-based yeast supplier for…

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Drug Discovery at SPARC: Enabling high-throughput biology and discovery

December 12, 2018

The SPARC Drug Discovery (DD) facility is the product of a strategic initiative made by SickKids to provide researchers access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class expertise to develop robust and predictive assays to identify small molecule modulators of biochemical targets and/or cellular phenotypes relevant to human disease. To this end, over the past decade, SPARC-DD…

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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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Welcome Filippo Miglior and Nezar Rghei!

December 4, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Filippo Miglior and Nezar Rghei to the Ontario Genomics team. Nezar joined us on December 3rd as Vice President Strategic Partnerships & Resource Development, and Filippo will join us on January 7th as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sector Innovation and Programs. We live in the most interesting of times, where scientific…

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