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Genome BC to Participate in the Third ERA-MarineBiotech (ERA-MBT) Transnational Call on “Marine Metagenomics”

December 13, 2016
Despite a wealth of potential, the bioactive materials from the world's marine organisms and ecosystems remain largely unexplored. The third ERA-MBT call for applications “Metagenomic approaches for valorization from the marine environment” seeks to stimulate international collaborations combining …

THE SHORT READ - December e-newsletter is now available

December 12, 2016
Like the scientific homonym, this short read is designed to provide higher coverage in a smaller chunk. Check out our latest issue.

Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health

November 7, 2016
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health.

Video online: 7th Annual Don Rix Distinguished Keynote address

October 28, 2016
Genome BC was pleased to present Richard Resnick as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Check out the video here.

TOP 10 FINALISTS CHOSEN IN THE INTERFACE HEALTH CHALLENGE X 2016

August 15, 2016
The Top 10 finishers in the 2016 INTERFACE Health Challenge X have been selected. INTERFACE Health Challenge X is the world’s only annual competition to discover the world’s best digital health innovators.

New genomic application projects to spur innovation across many Canadian sectors

July 11, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Terry Beech, today announced the recipients of Round 5 funding under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). Five projects are receiving a total of $5.3 million in federal funding through Genome Canada, with an additional $11.6 million in…

Genome BC’s 2015-2016 Annual Report

July 6, 2016
Check out Genome British Columbia's annual report for the fiscal year 2015-2016: "Building a sustainable world”.

Supporting the Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

July 6, 2016
Iin support of the Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

New Resources for Autism Research and Support

June 24, 2016
The Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC), along with partners including Genome British Columbia (Genome BC), have issued new reports that examine the current landscape for autism research in BC and how to enable better understanding and collaboration between all aspects of the research and patient co…

Learn more about the world of genomics through video!

June 2, 2016
Watch our new videos to learn more about how genomics is helping drive Canada's bioeconomy across key sectors.

Genome-wide sequencing can lead to life-changing treatments for children with intellectual disability

May 25, 2016
A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability.

Getting down to the wire for the Interface X Challenge - Apply by May 31st 2016!

May 18, 2016
The 2nd annual global competition is underway, looking for the best and brightest digital health innovators. Demonstrate how your ideas can overcome obstacles in health care- reduce costs, improve customer experiences and generate better outcomes.

Genome British Columbia - Chief Executive Officer

April 18, 2016
Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Spothelfer as President & Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, June 6.

Genome Canada applauds federal leadership in genomics

March 23, 2016
Budget 2016 investment of $237.2 million in funding for genomics will fuel innovation, job growth and economic prosperity.

Genome BC to Participate in the COFASP-Marine Biotechnology Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016 to support “Aquaculture”

March 22, 2016
Genome BC will support BC participation in Joint Call Topic 2: Genome based approach to genetic improvement of aquaculture species

Genome BC Signals - Winter 2016 now available

March 21, 2016
Read about the Year of the Monkey and get to know Genome BC's new powerhouse, Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Supporting leading health research with Genome BC

February 2, 2016
VANCOUVER - Cutting-edge health research projects at Genome BC received a big boost with $34 million in government funding, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today.

B.C. pharmacies complete role in first-of-its-kind genomics project

January 29, 2016
Thirty-three community pharmacies have taken part in North America’s first research project that ultimately aims to bring the science of pharmacogenomics to patients using their community pharmacy.

Winter Symposium 2016 videos and presentations online

January 28, 2016
Check out all the presentations and discussions covering commercialization, agri-foods, health data and more.

Mining for Miracles Launches 2016 Diamond Draw in Support of CAUSES Research Clinic

January 26, 2016
Vancouver, BC – Mining for Miracles kicked off its 2016 Diamond Draw at the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference in Vancouver yesterday. Mining for Miracles, the BC mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, is raising $3 million through initiatives…

Biology of tumour changes when childhood brain cancer recurs, Canadian study finds

January 13, 2016
TORONTO/VANCOUVER – New research co-led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agency offers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children with recurrent medulloblastoma, the most common cancerous brain tumour in children. The study, part o…

Marc LePage New Genome Canada President and CEO

January 5, 2016
Genome Canada is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marc LePage as the new President and CEO of Genome Canada, starting January 4, 2016

Genome BC to Participate in the Second Era-MarineBiotech (ERA-MBT) Transnational Call on “Biodiscovery”

December 4, 2015
Despite a wealth of potential, the bioactive materials from the world's marine organisms and ecosystems remain largely unexplored. The second ERA-MBT call for applications anticipates that international collaborations will facilitate the discovery and commercialization of novel marine-origin bioact…

Genome BC Signals - Fall 2015 now available

December 2, 2015
Go beyond R&D with FP Innovations, read about the successful BC LSARP winners and get to know our new Genomics and Society advisor Kate

Genome BC announces new Vice President, Sector Development and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

November 18, 2015
Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is delighted to welcome Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa to the position of Vice President, Sector Development and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) as of January 4, 2016.

GENOME BC ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY INNOVATION PROGRAMS

September 28, 2015
Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is pleased to welcome Pat Brady in the role of Director, Industry Innovation Programs.

Genome British Columbia Organizational Announcement

September 9, 2015
In order to implement our new strategic plan, and to realign the organization after the retirement of Dr. Brad Popovich, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Gabe Kalmar is appointed the Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, and Dr. Rachael Ritchie is appointed Director, International…

Genome BC Signals - Summer 2015 now available

September 2, 2015
We have just released the summer edition of our "Signals" newsletter. We invite you to read this issue, including a feature on Genomics England Chief Scientist Mark Caulfield.

Genome BC Signals - Spring 2015 now available

June 9, 2015
We have just released the spring edition of our "Signals" newsletter. We invite you to read this issue, including a feature on secondary school teacher Jolene Mergens.

Request for Applications 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition

June 4, 2015
Genome Canada is pleased to launch a new funding opportunity – the 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges – Genomic Solutions.

WESTERN ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION CANADA MAKES INVESTMENT IN GENOME BC

May 20, 2015

Bringing Genomics Home Vancouver 2015 videos & presentations now available

March 27, 2015
On March 24th, 2015, Genome BC presented Bringing Genomics Home - “Your DNA: A blueprint for better health” along with Brad Popovich, Joseph M Connors, Clara van Karnebeek, Mel Krajden. Videos and Presentations are now posted.

Genome BC Signals - Winter 2015 now available

February 25, 2015
We have just released the winter edition of our "Signals" newsletter. We invite you to read this issue, including a feature on Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges – Genomic Solutions

February 2, 2015
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Natural Resources and the Environment: Sector Challenges – Genomic Solutions. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in Spring 201…

Mining for Miracles Launches 2015 Diamond Draw to Raise Funds for CAUSES Clinic

January 28, 2015
In 2015 and 2016, Mining for Miracles will raise $3 million, through BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, to support the development of the CAUSES Clinic. The new CAUSES Clinic will provide diagnostic DNA testing to support the accurate and efficient diagnosis of rare genetic diseases in children who …

Mining for Miracles and Genome BC pledge funds to BC Children’s Hospital CAUSES Clinic

January 21, 2015
Genome British Columbia has pledged to match Mining for Miracles’ commitment up to an additional $1 million and, in cooperation with the CAUSES Clinic, is seeking opportunities to leverage this partnership to secure additional funding.
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