In preparation for the 2015 Genome Canada LSARP competition
, we recently held a workshop on Applied genomics in energy
. The workshop, organized by Genome Alberta, Genome BC and the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), brought together key end users and partners for potential research projects, showcased opportunities for collaboration, and solicited interest in the 2015 LSARP initiative. There were presentations by Cindy Bell, Executive Vice-President of Genome Canada, and Andrew Stephens, former Energy Executive and currently Genome Alberta Board Chair. The keynote presentation was by Dan Wicklum, CEO of COSIA
, who talked about collaboration and innovation in the oil sands.
There were 77 attendees with representatives from government organizations, industry, academia, and the Genomics Enterprise. The industry turnout was strong with representatives from Stantec, Enbridge, CNRL, SNC-Lavalin, Suncor, COSIA, 3M Canada, ExxonMobil, Nalco Champion, Devon Energy, and PTAC among others. There were 7 projects presented, with 6 championed by Alberta investigators. Projects were focused on genomic solutions to challenges and opportunities in Canada’s energy sector including pipeline corrosion, carbon capturing, and process water remediation. The response received from both industry and academic participants was very positive.
The project champions appreciated gaining feedback on their projects and exchanging contact information with potential industry partners, while the industry representatives were pleased to have an opportunity to get involved with innovative research projects.
Here is the agenda
for the event and we have two of the presentations from the workshop available now for you to download:
Genome Alberta Board Chair Andrew Stephens - Energy Sector Genomics Strategy
Acting CEO of Genome Canada Cindy Bell - Equipping Canada for Success in the Global Bioeconomy