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Combatting cancer across the country Genome BC contributes to Canada’s First National Cancer Network

December 16, 2014
The Government of Canada announced yesterday $25 million to create the first Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) devoted to cancer research. With an additional $35M from partners, including Genome BC, the new program entitled Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRX) includes local research…

A new perspective: New imaging tools will fine-tune responses to cancer therapies

December 4, 2014
A new generation of imaging technologies is poised to play a key role in both discovery research and pre-clinical and clinical investigations for cancer. An international network has been established to share and reach consensus on best practices and leverage resources wherever possible. This networ…

Genome BC Geneskool: Making a difference for high school students and teachers

November 24, 2014
Students at Pacific Academy High School in Surrey are getting a unique and rare experience inside the world of genomics and genetics when Genome BC’s Geneskool program visits four classrooms at the school on Monday, November 24. Students will participate in Mini CSI Mystery workshops featuring tailo…

A BEAUTIFUL MIND - British Columbia Alzheimer's Research Award Program announces awardees

November 21, 2014
In December 2013 four organizations came together to develop the British Columbia Alzheimer's Research Award Program. Brain Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Genome British Columbia (Genome BC), and The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) put together a $7.5 …

Disappearing copper - Genomics could solve a mystery happening downstream

November 19, 2014
The licence to operate a mine has become more and more onerous, with mine development companies having to seriously consider the safety of the surrounding community and environment before putting a shovel in the ground. When complex geology and potential metal leaching is involved it can make this p…

SUSTAINABLE BIOENERGY - Genomics adds a new dimension to LNG and biofuels

November 13, 2014
As the province looks for sustainable energy alternatives to help offset the impact of climate change, two sectors are emerging with the potential to fuel economic growth with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. These include natural gas sourced from deep shale formations and biofuels refined from ren…

Personalized medicine: Genomics helps BC pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient

October 28, 2014
An exciting new research project that aims to make personalized medicine a reality for patients is launching in a number of community pharmacies across British Columbia.

Geneskool: Making a difference for high school students and teachers in Fort Nelson

October 24, 2014
Students at Chalo School in Fort Nelson are getting a unique and rare experience inside the world of genomics and genetics when Genome BC’s Geneskool program visits four classrooms at the school on Monday, October 27.

Protecting Canada’s Forests using Next Generation Biosurveillance

October 15, 2014
A new $2.43M research project has been approved to develop state of the art DNA biosurveillance detection tools for operational deployment. Preventing the introduction and establishment of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) such as the Asian gypsy moth and other forest pests, will protect forests and tree…

Breakthrough for Human Disease Research: Development of Disease Biomarker Assessment Assays and Kits

October 15, 2014
A new research project, funded in part by Genome BC and Genome Canada, is set to develop and commercialize a novel set of much needed quantitative proteomics products and solutions for mouse models.

Milking It: Genomics is taking the guesswork out of dairy production

October 9, 2014
A new research program aims to help BC’s dairy farmers by taking the guesswork out of determining which young heifers will develop to be the best milk producers.

The Drugs Don't Work... Now What?

October 7, 2014
As Genome BC’s keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address, Dame Sally Davies will be addressing several public health issues, focusing most notably on the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to currently available antibiotics. She’ll discuss what can and should be don…

Roots of change: More efficient breeding strategies for more durable trees

September 24, 2014
Genome BC is funding two new projects specifically aimed at conifer health and wood quality.

Protecting kokanee salmon: Modern research complements traditional First Nations legacy programs

September 18, 2014
Cumulative impacts of population growth and land use practices may be leading to the “invisible collapse” of Canada’s freshwater fisheries. A new research project funded in part by Genome BC, Genomic solutions for informing sockeye repatriation and kokanee fisheries management, will offer insight in…

Geneskool Summer Camp - Making a difference for high school students

August 18, 2014
Students from Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Lion’s Bay, Langley, Surrey and Coquitlam are getting a unique and rare experience inside the world of molecular biology genetics and genomics at Genome BC’s Geneskool’s Summer Camp at Capilano University from August 18 – 22, 2014.

Personalized treatments will improve outcomes for Hepatitis C patients & save healthcare dollars

July 29, 2014
A group of BC scientists has implemented a sophisticated screening process to ensure an effective, but expensive, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment will be given to only those patients who can derive benefit from it.

Local startup appoints biotech trailblazer to top post

July 10, 2014
MRM Proteomics Inc. (MRMP), a leader in the development and provision of advanced proteomics technologies for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industries, today appointed Dr. Gary Kruppa as President & Chief Executive Officer.

Scientific breakthrough: International collaboration has sequenced the Atlantic salmon genome

June 10, 2014
Today the International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) announced completion of a fully mapped and openly accessible salmon genome.

Joseph Garcia and Jock Finlayson appointed to Genome BC board

May 13, 2014
Dr. Alan Winter, President and CEO of Genome British Columbia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph Garcia and Mr. Jock Finlayson to its Board of Directors.

Genome BC Geneskool workshops visit Whitehorse & Carcross

May 8, 2014
Students in Whitehorse are about to become the next CSI experts as Genome BC’s Geneskool program will be hosting workshops in conjunction with Science Adventures at Yukon College for students from FH Collins Secondary and Porter Creek Secondary on May 13th.

Genome BC launches new website

April 25, 2014
Genome BC is pleased to announce the release of our updated and expanded website. The website was updated to: increase awareness of the value genomics brings to BC; increase the opportunity for science teachers and students to acquire value added curriculum support, and help create long term interes…

Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2014

April 25, 2014
The Student Biotechnology Network and Genome BC are pleased to invite BC’s scientific community to our annual Research Exchange & Poster Competition. Students from BC’s academic institutions will have an opportunity to present their research to our province’s scientific community. Cash prizes will b…

National TV Personality is Bringing Genomics to Whitehorse

April 11, 2014
Genome British Columbia is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Whitehorse. “DNA Detectives” is a lively and engaging presentation by Dr. Jennifer Gardy, one of Canada’s shining stars in the science field.

What's the Buzz in Bee Biology?

April 7, 2014
Community members in Vernon are welcome to join UBC’s Dr. Leonard Foster for a lively and engaging presentation: “What’s the Buzz in Bee Biology?” Presented in conjunction with Okanagan College & the Okanagan Science Centre

Doc, while I’m here can you take a look at my genome?

March 22, 2014
Genome BC is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Kamloops. Community members are welcome to join Drs. Martin Dawes & Brad Popovich for a lively and engaging presentation: “Doc, while I’m here can you take a look at my genome?”

What is in the genes of our salmon?

March 21, 2014
Genome BC is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Gibsons. Community members are welcome to join Dr. Brian Riddell for his lively and engaging presentation: “What’s in the genes of salmon: Genes to genomics, an evolution of learning about our salmon.”

BC team leading innovative advances for childhood cancer diagnostics

March 17, 2014
A Vancouver based team led by Dr. Poul Sorensen, and funded in part by Genome BC, is providing meaningful advances in identifying genetic alterations in childhood sarcoma cancer tumours.

Dynamic Innovator Bringing Genomics to Cranbrook

March 4, 2014
Genome British Columbia is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Cranbrook for the 4th year in a row.

BC researcher closing in on Chlamydia vaccine

February 25, 2014
Genome BC is supporting Dr. Robert Brunham's “Accelerating the Development of a Novel Outer Membrane Protein Based Vaccine Against Chlamydia Infection”. The project, in partnership with the Canadian not-for-profit Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT), is expected to run over the next 21 …

Genome BC Geneskool workshops turning Sunshine Coast students into budding scientists

February 17, 2014
Students in Sechelt, Pender Harbour and Powell River are about to become the next CSI experts as Genome BC’s Geneskool program will be visiting classrooms in these communities this week. Fun and interactive genomics workshops will allow students to delve into hands-on activities that explore topics …

International organization elects Genome BC President & CEO as a Fellow

February 15, 2014
Dr. Alan Winter has been honoured as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This internationally prestigious honour recognizes Dr. Winter’s distinguished contribution to the development of satellite-aided search and rescue systems and to the administration of a w…

Local researcher explains why things go wrong with the brain

February 4, 2014
Dr. Andrew Penn, Island Health neurologist and medical lead of the Stroke Rapid Assessment, delivers a talk on how research is rapidly changing the future of care for stroke.

Educational forum on GMO in Prince George

January 24, 2014
Genome BC is teaming up with UNBC to host “Bringing Genomics Home” in Prince George. Community members are encouraged to join us for a balanced panel dialogue about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This educational forum will provide an opportunity for people to ask questions and develop a bet…

Genome BC investing in BC technology & manufacturing

January 23, 2014
Genome BC is supporting Coastal Genomics, a BC-based company that has developed “Ranger Technology” and helping to facilitate early access to customers.

Genome BC Geneskool meets with students in Agassiz, Hope & Boston Bar

January 20, 2014
Students in Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar are about to become the next CSI experts as Genome BC’s Geneskool program will be visiting classrooms in these communities this week.

Genome BC Geneskool Exploring life sciences with local high school students

June 11, 2015
Over 300 secondary students in Courtenay and Comox are getting a unique and rare experience inside the world of genomics and genetics this week. Genome BC’s Geneskool will be running classroom workshops at Mark R. Isfeld, Highland and GP Vanier secondary schools to introduce students to realms of sc…
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