On Thursday, June 27th
, Genome Alberta's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Gijs van Rooijen will be making a presentation at Calgary's new Life Sciences Innovation Hub. He will focus on the commercial opportunities that are available in omics-related research and innovation.
Gijs has been with Genome Alberta since it emerged from the Genome Prairie umbrella in 2005, and he knows all the major funding opportunities we have available for researchers and companies interested in applied genomics, as well as some of the funding nooks and crannies where help is available to move from research to real world. He will be talking about those funding opportunities using some of our success stories in health, agri-food, forestry, energy, and the environment to illustrate the path to project success.
I sat down with him to preview a few of the key points of his presentation and to highlight a couple of those success stories. If you are in Calgary and want to attend this free presentation at 5:00p on Thursday, here is the link for details and to register
. Apart from learning more about omics research and innovation, you'll also be able to spend time talking with other innovators in Alberta's growing life sciences sector.