Sequence #11: A path to economic recovery

Published: December 15th 2020

As this unforgettable year nears its close, we have upbeat news to report in this issue from the health care and oceans sectors. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Genome Atlantic has never been busier. Our current portfolio has 23 active, funded […]

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Rising superstar in fish nutrition: Dr. Stefanie Colombo

Published: December 1st 2020

Dr. Stefanie Colombo is on a roll.  A talented researcher focused on alleviating some of the environmental and nutritional issues stalking fish farm operations in Atlantic Canada and elsewhere, Dr. Colombo is hard at work developing novel solutions for environmentally […]

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Climate-Proofing Blue Mussels

Published: November 10th 2020

A genomics project to protect Prince Edward Island’s top-ranked place in North America’s mussel market against climate change. This $800,000 initiative is predicted

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Employment Opportunity [one-year term]

Published: November 3rd 2020

Sector Innovation Associate [one-year term] The Sector Innovation Associate is responsible for opportunity generation and actively supporting the Business Development Strategy for Genome Atlantic. Aimed at maintaining the organization’s robust pipeline of end-user-driven future opportunities, this position helps lead the […]

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“Genomics is the future, and the future is hope.”

Published: July 21st 2020

A conversation with leading Canadian oncologist Dr. Janessa Laskin Personalized OncoGenomics, probing an individual’s genome for bespoke cancer treatment, is a reality for a select group of patients with incurable cancer in British Columbia. The project, known as POG, now […]

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Recipe for successful industry-academic partnerships

Published: July 21st 2020

Years of experience in the aquaculture industry have taught Dr. Richard Taylor that successful co-ventures with academic researchers begin with the industry partner’s ability to lead the project. “Having the industry scientist lead is essential so that they can communicate […]

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FastTRAC-ing better white spruce

Published: July 20th 2020

JD Irving Ltd., also known as JDI, the Canadian forestry company based in New Brunswick, is leaping ahead with genomic selection, a technology that promises so much efficiency, it could eventually eclipse conventional tree breeding practices. Josh Sherrill, JDI’s genetics […]

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Regional genomics projects get funding for COVID-19

Published: June 12th 2020

Halifax, NS – Two teams of Dalhousie University scientists are receiving more than $300,000 in funding for genomics research into critical areas in the battle against COVID-19.  Drs. David Kelvin and Alyson Kelvin (also IWK Health Centre) are pursuing biomarkers […]

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