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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Invest NS announces support for Genome Atlantic

Published: February 15th 2019

Press Release – Feb. 15, 2019 The Invest Nova Scotia Fund is helping entrepreneurs and researchers across the province use genomics to innovate and solve problems. Genomics is the science of understanding, interpreting and harnessing DNA code to solve problems […]

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Forging careers in Atlantic Canada, thanks to genomics

Published: February 13th 2019

Forging careers in Atlantic Canada, thanks to genomics Three highly trained scientists, one from Brazil and two from Canada, attribute their ability to forge careers in Atlantic Canada partly to their experiences as doctoral students or as postdocs working on […]

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Young Scientist Profile: Nicole Smith, doctoral student

Published: February 12th 2019

Young Scientist Profile:  Nicole Smith, doctoral student Hails from St. John’s, where she is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Her MSc in biochemistry and BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Neuroscience are also from Memorial. Field: marine […]

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News Release: Developing new genetic tools to fight superbugs

Published: February 4th 2019

Halifax, NS – Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, posing an enormous risk to the agri-food industry and to the health of Canadians. To better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR), we need to know which genes contribute to resistance and […]

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Sequence #1: So What’s Up With The Microbiome?

Published: May 30th 2018

The microbiome is a hot topic these days, embraced by research scientists and the media alike.  The microbiome refers to all the microorganisms and their collective genetic material that reside in human beings and other animals, plants, soil, and water.  […]

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