SEQUENCE # 8: New technologies, real solutions

Published: June 7th 2019

There’s no denying genomics is cool. The study of genes and their functions is adding to our understanding of every living thing. But there’s more to genomics than the wow factor. Genomic technologies are driving solutions for our resource industries, […]

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Using genomics to understand how microbes eat away at pipelines

Published: April 7th 2017

Corrosion-causing bacteria account for billions of dollars of damage each year to pipelines, offshore production lines and gathering lines.  Yet, despite its cost to the oil and gas industry, relatively little is known about how Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) occurs. […]

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‘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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