‘Omics project takes de-risking NS’s offshore to next phase

Published: July 23rd 2019

For Immediate Release – July 24, 2019 Halifax, NS – A major new initiative that adds genomics technologies to traditional geoscience aims to reduce the risk for oil exploration in Nova Scotia’s offshore.  The $6.5 million project, Validation and Integration […]

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ISMOS-7 comes to Halifax

Published: June 11th 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2019 HALIFAX, NS – The 7th International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS-7) is coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 18-21, 2019. Hosted by Genome Atlantic, ISMOS-7 will bring […]

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Could microbes help remediate abandoned gold mines?

Published: June 3rd 2019

Mines operating in Canada today adhere to rigorous environmental regulations and strive to minimize the impact of their operations on the environment.  But in the 1800s, before such legislation was in place, valuable minerals were extracted from ore using chemicals […]

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A Q/A with Chris Gardner, Sequence Bio

Published: May 30th 2019

The founder population of Newfoundland and Labrador make it an ideal place to conduct studies linking certain genetic markers with diseases prevalent in the province.  Sequence Bio, a private St. John’s-based biotech company, recently cleared a provincial regulatory hurdle to […]

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Detecting marine species at risk with eDNA

Published: May 22nd 2019

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a promising new tool for environmentally monitoring living organisms in water and on land. It works by analyzing DNA found in expelled skin samples, feces, etc. collected from environmental samples (e.g. of seawater, soil and even […]

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ISMOS-7 is coming to Halifax

Published: May 21st 2019

In June 2019, Genome Atlantic is hosting the world’s leading conference on microbiology and molecular biology in the oil and gas industry. Join us for ISMOS-7 (the International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems), June 18-21 […]

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Helping Maritime apple growers with Genomics

Published: May 21st 2019

With its fertile soil and mild temperatures, Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley has long been famous for its apple harvest. Now, thanks to a recently-announced National Apple Breeding Consortium that  Genome Atlantic helped co-found, apple researchers, growers and marketers will share […]

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Using genomics to combat superbugs: Q/A with Dr. Rob Beiko

Published: May 21st 2019

Recently, the Government of Canada announced funding for 37 Genome Canada projects including $1.4 million for Antimicrobial Resistance: Emergence, Transmission, and Ecology (ARETE), a project co-led by Dalhousie University’s Dr. Robert Beiko and Dr. Fiona Brinkman of Simon Fraser University.  […]

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Eight Questions with GE3LS Researchers – Dr. Matthew Schnurr

Published: March 20th 2019

Content provided by Genome Canada GE3LS research looks at the important ethical, environmental, economic, legal or social issues of where genomics and society intersect.  Genome Canada kicks off a series on GE3LS researchers with this profile of Matthew Schnurr, Ph.D., […]

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