Researchers sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin mold and compared it to later versions. What they found may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant microbes.
Health-care workers in a pandemic
Kids, COVID, and Classrooms
Predicting athletic performance
Barcoding the testing process
Cats to the rescue?
What we know so far...
Remake of cell line development delivers a major production boost for CHO cell protein factories
Life blood left cold
A Youreka moment
Tests and even more tests
Suggestions for coping
Dealing with co-infections
When Genes Talk, We Should Listen
New testing technology
Bioinformatics map SARS-CoV-2’s ancestry, looking to prevent future pandemics from the same virus lineage
a paintbrush in the wild
An underappreciated middle child
Alberta antiviral research
A Guide for Occupants
Thank bats for your tequila
Researchers find human gut microbiomes create tendency for disease susceptibility or resistance, above and beyond other factors such as poverty and general health conditions.
Following a new pathway
Today's word: Phylogeny
Raspberry, blood, and vinegar
Biotech in Canada
Seeking better beef? Assembly required
SynBio in a time of COVID
Genomics reveal more than contact tracing alone, such as whether a healthcare worker contracted SARS-CoV-2 from a patient or a social gathering.
Viral family trees
Children and COVID-19
COVID in children
If it's bee-related, you'll find it here
Testing A, B, and C's
helping students interpret the science
COVID-19 treatment strategy
Bats v People
Science is hard, reality is complex
Green means positive
Deep sea microbes
Test results you can see
Bioinformatics in Alberta
Targets in sight
COG-UK and CanCOGeN
Science papers and you
Researchers identify 29 FDA-approved drugs, 12 drugs in clinical trials, and 28 preclinical compounds that can be repurposed to fight COVID-19
Campus closures won’t stop these dedicated students!
And the survey says -
Traditional vaccine research took 10-15 years, now researchers hope bioinformatics will condense that to less than 2 years
Science, Technology, Society
The Southern Alberta Technology Council (SATC) has decided to virtualize the 2020 Regional Science Fair event.
Announced by the Stem Cell Network (SCN), these new research projects will contribute to the global response to COVID-19,
It’s on again!
Researcher gets testy with disease
We are doing okay so far
Lorne Tyrrell on COVID-19
If you thought coronavirus was scary, check out zombie deer disease
New COVID research funding
Killing a viral engine
Rapid response for a portable test
Genome BC COVID funding
COVIDathon combines the talents and tools of diverse disciplines from around the world in a single collaborative effort to defeat the worst pandemic in modern times
Virtual Seeking Science
Multidisciplinary pediatric study
New funding for clinical genomics
Accurate, fast, and personal.
Combating stigma and fear
Some things are better with a partner
What do cooking and parasites have in common?
Start with a Valentine’s Heart
Balancing research, family and the ukulele
Codominance and Incomplete dominance
Our 22nd update
Is it a natural occurring virus or a bioweapon? Bioinformatics can potentially reveal origin and treatment of coronaviruses.
There will be Genome Alberta award winners!
Ag research priorities
We did a lot this year!
U.S. now requires pharmacogenomics data be included on drug labels. Other countries expected to do the same. The new drug info speeds personalized treatments to patients with preemptive pharmacogenomics tests in their EMRs.
Lydia Pyne’s most recent book
Sector strategy updates
This ground-breaking program is an opportunity for stakeholders in Alberta’s Cannabis ecosystem to collaborate in a coordinated way to advance Cannabis research and innovations
scientific method in action
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is leading a pioneering international project to sequence the DNA of marine microbes in the Arctic Ocean.
Bird books bring engagement
More ships, more risks
Another looming global crisis
The University of Lethbridge’s Collegiate iGEM team set its sights on solving a problem that affects nearly nine per cent of the world’s population, and earned a gold medal for their efforts.
Coping with those pesky alternative facts
Sitting in the fishbowl.
Researchers at the University of Lethbridge will delve further into the basic markers associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) thanks to two funding grants.
Congratulations from genome Alberta
A Genetics Explainer
Using the newly created bioinformatics tool, MHcut, with commercial genome-editing technology, enables researchers to model diseases without the need of patient samples. This combination will make it much easier to study diseases even when patients are rare or unavailable.
“Envigour”-ating beef cattle
We're okay thanks
It's going to involve a lot of math
Altering our inheritance
avoiding bigger problems
Genome sciences and bioinformatics research in the province is getting a $3M boost
Precision and Accuracy
A team of researchers from the University of Calgary have uncovered new information about a class of plant enzymes that could have implications for the pharmaceutical industry.
An Expert on Demand
a few suggestions
"If you do experiments, it could take 20 or 30 years to figure it out. With this software system, you can do it in five minutes.”
A Genetics Explainer
CWD: We're working on it
Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions
What I learned online
AI maps and analyzes cellular response to disease and treatments in computational models that go far beyond experimentally available data.
A generation later
A major new initiative that adds genomics technologies to traditional geoscience aims to reduce the risk for oil exploration in Nova Scotia’s offshore.
A place in 2 worlds
Funding supports regional Genome Centres, more than 300 genomics researchers
Voices from SING Canada
5 things about CWD
Genome Alberta is pleased to help support the SING Canada program this this year
the experiential component of the learning experience
A strategic collaboration between Génome Québec and IVADO
A Genetics Explainer
There are some questions too big for even AI on conventional computers to answer within the lifetime of the universe.
Better living through omics
Cathy goes to Ottawa
Funding will support translational stem cell research across Canada
using a Test Cross
Getting past the usual way of doing business.
From train station to BIO Convention
Women in BIO is more than just networking
New public-private funding for Alberta
A meeting of equals
Something to wash down our special reception menu
Hunting for investors in Philadephia
Fresh greens & fresh fish
Canadian sourced crickets on the menu
Social issue facing gene editing treatments
Food - microbes - plastic
Bioinformatics is the key to unlocking the mysteries of nature, finding life-saving cures, and bringing a new age to medicine beyond anything previously imagined.
A sneak peek at the Innovation Nation Panel
Edmonton startup is capturing investor interest
Slicing a gene for a better apple slice
A quick look at a new fast growing type of salmon.
high school biology explainer
Great research ideas need help to become great companies
Scientists discovered how plants epigenetically pass on disease and pest resistance to offspring, and that could lead to the elimination of the need for poisonous pesticides
Epigenetics is essential to personalized medicine, but it has a strong role in public health too.
Researchers surprised to find epigenetics is ancient evolutionary tool, in single-cell organisms too
Dairy industry: Listen closely.
…outstanding young scientists
Dysregulated proteins may be treatable at the epigenetics level to prevent the onset of leukemia
Studies show PTSD and phobias can be inherited courtesy of epigenetics
International respect for our CWD research
Biodiversity in our homes
Guest post from Ada S Jaarsma about how epigenetics can add to the ethics conversation.
Control your epigenetics, control your health destiny
Why we should read to babies
big ideas in astrobiology announced
Outtakes with Insight
Putting edge pieces in place
New database for researchers
Genome Canada is pleased to announce 25 projects selected for funding as a result of the 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB).
The Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics is funded in part by Genome Canada, Ontario Genomics, and Genome Quebec.
Benefiting from the Elders
What lies behind indigenous science?
Who will win the Genome Alberta awards?
It's a mini-sized text
We did a lot this year!
Scientists at McMaster University have discovered several new biomarkers from a single drop of blood that could allow earlier and more definitive detection of cystic fibrosis
Seeking Science through design
Machine learning meets metabolomics
Another boost for the #yyc University Research Park
Seeking Science through design
Scholar and visionary moves into new role Jan. 1, 2019
students losing dexterity
The University of Lethbridge’s iGEM students have proven once again they are among the best and brightest scientists in the synthetic biology field.
Cows burps important to global warming?
The projects will examine societal issues related to agrifood and natural resources.
time to do some space travel
Publishing the unpublishable
GE3LS consultations are underway
CRISPR/Cas9 the science, technology and societal issues
Finding the connections
I've tested this app
A group of Canadian apple researchers, growers and marketers have joined forces to give one of Canada’s oldest and most famous fruit crops some new crunch in the marketplace.
Begin with astrobiology
$20 million new dollars for research
Globally 11 of the last 12 years rank among the 12 warmest since 1850.
Our local sparrows
the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)
At the intersection of Indigenous culture and science
What I learned in a recent MOOC
Researchers show interactions between microRNAs and transfer RNA (tRNA) can affect cell reproduction and cell death.
Congratulations to Alberta Epigenetics Network member Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden
SynBioApps — a new program in synthetic biology applications — gets the green light from NSERC
a preliminary mind map
A unique research collaboration between University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary is developing a greater understanding of the hepatitis C virus.
Metabolomics made easier
Students from the Lethbridge High School iGEM team earn accolades
Can I blame Neanderthals?
Tiny microbes hold big oil exploration potential
Media Release for 2018 LSARP
Genomics-based environmental monitoring identifies and characterizes AIV in wetland sediments
Edmonton high tech expansion plan on hold
Drumbeat inspired by clouds
For sure a BioGENEius
Success in the French biocluster
Merck is there for healthcare start-ups
Will Sequence Bio get to actually sequence?
New gene, new opiod
Making science real in the classroom
Young Women in Bio - how to get ore of them
It's all about equity in health care
Pilot initiative for rare diseases to lay the foundation for the adoption of precision health across Canada
How can we harness synthetic biology?
Genome Canada at BIO 2018
Melanoma or an ordinary mole?
Bad opioids made good
Way back Wednesday: BIO 2017
Prepping our editorial calendar
Ten days of discovery and innovation
Be prepared for another Beast
... at the Calgary Zoo!
Genome Alberta welcomes new collaboration
…outstanding young scientists
it’s back to class!
The Stem Cell Network is investing in clinical trials and advanced research on diabetes, brain injury, heart disease & blindness
A shout-out to ag researchers!
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $80 million to replace the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C.
Finding insight in a sea of data
the flickers are back in town!
Mule deer genome sequenced
...and critical thinking
Youth Science Canada protocols
Made in Alberta petroleum microbiology
How many hands did I put up?
Microbes hunt for oil
U of L researchers use Alberta Prion Research Institute grant to help unlock molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease
once a cheat...
Join us in Toronto March 6th
A better test for CWD
What's hiding in your bloodstream?
Research money flowing into Alberta life science
who will win the Genome Alberta awards?
Sandra Sawatzky's ‘The Black Gold Tapestry’
New biomarker could lead way to another avenue for precision health.
Government of Canada supports Manitoba-based clean-tech producers, as well as Manitoba francophone initiatives
Cutting through the thicket of fake science news