Genomics Blog

September 28, 2015 1:06 PM
Part-time positions with Genome Alberta
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Genome Alberta is looking for 2 part-time positions to work at our offices in NW Calgary.
We have an opening for a Junior to Intermediate Full-cycle Accountant to work 4 days a week. The successful candidate should be working towards an accounting designation and have a minimum of two years of full cycle accounting experience. If you are someone with strong attention to detail, ability to work independently, desire continuous learning, and are self-motivated, then this position is for you. View the full job posting.

We also have a position available for an Administrative Assistant to work 3 days a week. The position will provide administrative support to the Office Manager, Communications Director, and Program Director. You should have excellent organizational, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. View the full job posting.

We will be accepting applications for this position until October 13, 2015. Please send your cover letter and resume to Mitthua Banks at
August 27, 2015 2:16 PM
LISTEN: Chris McCabe on realizing the value of the genomics revolution
McCabe podcast On June 18th Genome Alberta was one of the sponsors of the mini-symposium Genomics and Personalized Medicine - Health Policy and Barriers to Adoption held at the University of Alberta.
There were 3 speakers at the event and freelance broadcaster Don Hill cornered them all for an interview before they left the event. We posted the interview with Wylie Burke earlier in the summer, and next up we have Chris McCabe, Professor and Capital Health Research Chair in Emergency Medicine Research and one of the lead researchers on our PACEOMICS project.
July 10, 2015 9:47 AM
LISTEN: Wylie Burke on genomics, precision medicine, and healthcare policy
Genomics is not simple. And no, we're not suggesting that is just a problem for Barbie. Understanding the science, the clinical application, and the societal implication of the new science of genomics is indeed hard. Human genetics is a key part of the hope and promise of personalized medicine but it remains a work in progress that has not lived up to the expectations society has pinned to the science.
Genome Alberta has funded a special project that focuses on how personalized (or precision) medicine can or should be incorporated into the health care system.
July 3, 2015 10:55 AM
Speeding up clinical development with better data
BIO2015 podcast with Mats Olsen from Prevail InfoworksThere is no question that in the 21st century data rules in the field of medicine, healthcare, and research. Apart from mistakes and dead-end roads when the data is wrong, companies and researchers need data quickly to get funding, to get drugs approvals, and to get regulatory or financial paperwork done efficiently. Managing that process is a specialty and there are many 3rd party tools and companies with the sole purpose of data management and integration.
It may not have the flair of working in the lab but just try and get things done without it. Mats Olsen knows all about getting the job done. He is SVP, Business Operations with Prevail Infoworks in Philadelphia where BIO 2015 was held in late June. His company made the most of having so many current and potential customers right in their backyard and I caught up with him for a few minutes to learn more about the importance of getting the data right. Here's our conversation.
July 3, 2015 8:48 AM
A Mo-POD for field medicine
Interview with Julie Bick from FlowMetricsIn my time spent as a journalist I spent time digging for stories but was always surprised and pleased to have stories drop in unexpectedly. The same thing happens every year at BIO when I'm doing our BIORadio podcasts and this is one of those stories. Someone overheard me doing one of the live streamed interviews and after I was free suggested I find out about a field diagnostics device that could be used in remote locations or in emergency situations. It turned out to be  an interesting story that even had a Canadian connection.
Here's my interview with Julie Bick, the Chief Scientific Officer with FlowMetric Diagnostics