Calendar Of Events

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August 12, 2014

The Genomics of Profitability: Implications for Quality, Feed, Forage & Sustainability

The theme for this year's Livestock Gentec conference is "The Genomics of Profitability".  Current research in livestock genetics/genomics and new technology applications in the livestock sector will be highlighted throughout the conference.   Speakers include:

  • Dr. Vern Baron, Senior
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August 17, 2014

10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production

This congress is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock.  Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the scientific program and network with colleagues.  Discussion topics include:
  • Genetic Improvement
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August 17, 2014

17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology and Expo

During the week of congress, participants will join together to learn about advances in food science and technology, gain insights into key industry drivers such as food safety, regulatory, consumer, and some of the challenges facing the industry today.   ... read more

August 28, 2014

Science Advice to Governments

Internationally, there is a growing recognition in many jurisdictions for better management of the relationship between the scientific and policy-making communities, and between the scientific community and the broader public.  Increasingly, this need is being met through the position of Chief... ... read more

September 4, 2014

Why We Can't Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine

The focus on this year's conference will be on policy issues related to genomics and health disparities.  The research, clinical, and policy approaches to genomics and health disparities are extremely varied as are the stakeholders invested in and impacted by them.  The goals of the two... ... read more

September 7, 2014

The International School on Research Impact Assessment

Building on the success of Barcelona 2013, The International School of Research Impact Assessment is pleased to announce the second annual conference to take place in Banff, Alberta.   ... read more

September 10, 2014

A Session with CIHR (Institute of Genetics) Scientific Director Dr. Paul Lasko

Dr. Paul Lasko, Scientific Director at CIHR (Institute of Genetics), will discuss his efforts with the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium.  He will also present his own lab's research which concerns RNA-based mechanisms of genetic regulation in the fruit fly Drosophila.  

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September 23, 2014

The Future of Canada's Bioscience and Agricultural Innovation: A Dialogue

This event, hosted by VALGEN, will bring together industry, government, and academic leaders to discuss science and innovation policy in the Canadian and global context, with a particular emphasis on agricultural innovation.   ... read more

September 25, 2014

Genome Alberta Board Meeting

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October 5, 2014

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference 2014

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) provides a forum for discussion and analysis of several themes and issues that are familiar to everyone involved in biosciences.  Each of the four days of the conference will focus on a different theme:
  • Global Challenges and Issues
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