New initiative will help mobilise the Canadian Genomics Enterprise – comprising Genome Canada and six independent regional genome centres
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Government funded non-profit organisation Genome Canada has launched a new $30 million climate-smart agriculture and food systems genomics initiative to reduce the carbon footprint and support the economic growth of Canadian agriculture and food systems.

Pascal Spothelfer, president and chief executive at Vancouver-based non-profit Genome British Columbia, said: “This initiative will help us turn genomics research and innovation into solutions that support and strengthen BC’s food producers, supply chains and the broader food system.”

Genome British Columbia added that is committed to supporting British Columbia-based research funded through this initiative and can provide co-funding up to 25% for eligible projects that are approved for funding by Genome Canada.

Researchers with an interest in this initiative have until 27 June to submit a draft registration to Genome British Columbia.

This new initiative will help mobilise the Canadian Genomics Enterprise – comprising Genome Canada and six independent regional genome centres across the country, including Genome British Columbia – and the Canadian genomics research and innovation ecosystem. With co-funding from partners, this will result in a $60 million genomics investment in Canada.

Date Published: 10 June 2022

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