Yesterday was a pretty good day for research in Alberta.
Especially for applied research in metabolomics which received 2.9 million dollars in funding from a group of partners led by Western Economic Diversification. Genome Alberta has been nurturing metabolomics research for several years now and led this latest effort which brought together WD, Genome Canada, the University of Alberta, National Institute of Nanotechnology, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, and Metabolomics Technologies Inc. (MTI).
The money will go towards assessment equipment which the Metabolomics Innovation Centre at the U of A will use to speed up the commercialization of new technologies.
The full media release is available on an earlier blog post
The announcement was made at the University of Alberta by Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. There were representatives from all of the funders on hand including Genome Alberta's CEO David Bailey (shown at the left).
Freelance broadcaster Don Hill was on hand to find out why so many organization were eager to get involved and he sent us this podcast