Report from the AMR front
Genome Alberta is hiring
Taking feed efficiency from genomic prediction to reality.
Our new Strategic Plan
Oil eating microbes
Pine Beetle Whisperers
$12 million for new research
Supporting your local Science Fair
The largest global collaboration of scientists ever is supported by open source, freely shared software. Here’s why that matters.
President Biden earmarked $300 million to build and support a “National Bioinformatics Infrastructure.” Will it put an end to bottlenecks in bioinformatics?
what it means to be alive
Earlier cancer detection
Diversification though biomanufacturing
Metabolomics study of pregnant women
It’s not everyday that a new computing approach rises to conquer the crowd favorite -- Machine Deep Learning (aka AI in laymen usage). But today Bioinformatics won the race to find which lab did the deed
Statement by MLA Issik
Genome Alberta co-lead on new project
Matryoshka dolls for biologists
Cake and cookies, oh my! Bioinformatics isn’t just for medicine anymore.
Investing in variant tracking
Genomics technology was ready for the pandemic
Sampling, sequencing,and sharing
It’s happening virtually!
While everyone is battling the current pandemic, superbugs are expanding another battlefield. Here is how bioinformatics is improving our odds for survival
Researchers ARE in this together
Our lead genomic sleuth
Jackrabbits, hares, horses and kittens
covid posts and more!
Join our researchers in a Night Before Christmas
Miracles only occur in the darkest hours and heroes are only born from the most tragic of horrors. Here’s how the fastest transition in history from pandemic to vaccines happened.
Gnomes, knowns, and unknowns
A Genetics Explainer video
Curing or treating diseases may rely more on cancelling gene expression and “disease expression,” than gene editing, although many future treatments are likely to combine genetic techniques.
Our deadliest predator
Biomarkers for COVID-19
Researchers find the flu shot may protect against Covid-19 too. Meanwhile, decoding cell-surface sugars presents a major breakthrough in the fight against infections of all types.
Supporting new research
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
The latest on kids & COVID
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?
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