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Building research capacity

Genome Prairie enables regional researchers to participate in Genome Canada competitions and other provincial initiatives.
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Maximizing the benefits of genomics

To date, Genome Prairie has supported over $260M of research activity accross Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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USask-led research teams awarded $24.2M from Genome Canada

USask-led research teams awarded $24.2M from Genome Canada and partners to improve agriculture through genomic science.
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Zika Virus Infection Research Supported by Genome Prairie

In 2015 the news spread quickly of a devastating epidemic in Brazil, caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV). The virus then spread to other parts of South and North America, as well as some Pacific islands and Southeast Asia. ZIKV is spread by a bite from an infected mosquito, and can also be spread via sexual activity and blood transfusion.
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Major investment in research will help protect Canadian waters and improve diagnostic tools for cattle

Canada is a world leader in genomics research, producing dramatic breakthroughs in science, and transforming our understanding of the living world. The results of this research are being used to tackle important challenges and develop innovative solutions, not just in human health, but across diverse sectors of the economy.
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Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams

he uptake of genomic-based innovations can be affected by various social, economic and environmental factors, including legal and regulatory requirements, especially when they represent significant changes to current practices. Already, research into the implications of genomics in society (GE3LS research[1]) conducted through Large-Scale Applied Research Projects (LSARPs) helps better understand these factors primarily in the context of individual projects, but also in relation to sectors. However, to ensure the effective and responsible translation of innovative genomic[2] applications, Genome Canada has developed a Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program to facilitate collaborations and dialogue between researchers and other key stakeholders whose sectors stand to be transformed by genomics advances.

Genome Day

This workshop will help provide Manitoba researchers information about Genome Canada funding opportunities and how past and current researchers have already successfully been awarded Genome Canada grants. This workshop will allow researchers to also participate in a facilitated working session to generate compelling project ideas and create winning teams.