Our Story

Genome Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation with a mission to help Atlantic Canada reap the economic and social benefits of genomics and associated technologies. Since our inception in 2000, we have worked with a range of partners to enable over $100 million in new genomics R&D in the region.

Our Work

We aim to develop genomics R&D projects in seven key sectors – agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, energy, the environment, forestry, mining and human health. We work with a range of public and private partners to help companies and organisations use genomics to solve problems in these sectors. Our services are diverse and highly flexible, but are generally focused on helping teams identify, develop or manage results-focused genomics R&D projects. (Find out more in our Services section.)

Our Partners

We have extensive connections to Genome Canada, the Genome Centres (Genome BC, Genome Alberta, Genome Prairie, Ontario Genomics and Genome Quebec) and the network of universities, research institutions, companies government departments and other agencies that are involved in genomics and related research.

We receive financial support from the Government of Canada through Genome Canada, the National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – Business development program. We are always interested in working with strategic partners to increase the impact of genomics innovation. Please contact us to learn more.

We help companies, government departments and researchers pursue genomics-based solutions to real-world problems.


Our industries

Our work in the various associated industries of genomics can help us face global energy, food and healthcare challenges, while protecting our precious natural resources. LEARN MORE