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As of March 31st, 2018 we have leveraged our core funding by a ratio of 10 to 1 for a total investment of $253,710,500 in genomics research and partnerships.

Here is a list of our active projects and if you would like more information about our project portfolio please send us an e-mail

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Genomics in the Mining Industry
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Genomics and Human Health
PACE - 'Omics: Personalized, Accessible, Cost-Effective applications of 'Omics technologies
Start: April 1, 2013 End: March 31, 2018
Budget: $ 4,502,080.00
PEGASUS: Personalized Genomics for prenatal Aneuploidy Screening Using maternal blood
Start: October 1, 2013 End: March 31, 2018
Budget: $ 10,459,731.00
Enhanced CARE for RARE Genetic Diseases in Canada
Start: April 1, 2013 End: March 31, 2018
Budget: $ 11,853,890.00
GE3LS Network in Genomics and Personalized Health
Start: January 1, 2016 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 1,996,945.00
Establishing a Metabolomics Technology Demonstration Centre
Start: October 1, 2014 End: March 31, 2018
Budget: $ 6,473,800.00
Childhood Asthma and the Microbiome - Precision Health for Life: The Canadian Health Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 9,142,486.00
Pegasus 2 - Personalized genomics for prenatal abnormalities screening using maternal blood: towards first tier screening and beyond
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 12,241,625.00
Precision Medicine CanPREVENT AMR: Applying Precision Medicine Technologies in Canada to Prevent Antibody Mediated Rejection and Premature Kidney Transplant Loss
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 9,671,756.00
Harnessing multi-omics to deliver innovative diagnostic care for rare genetic diseases in Canada (C4R-SOLVE)
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 12,866,640.00
UCAN CURE: Precision Decisions for Childhood Arthritis
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 10,000,000.00
Reducing the global burden of infectious diseases through precision population health
Start: April 1, 2018 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 11,030,000.00
The Metabolomics Innovation Centre - GTP
Start: April 1, 2017 End: March 31, 2022
Budget: $ 18,351,984.00
Device for the rapid detection of seven common bloodstream infections and assessment of antibiotic susceptibility
Start: October 1, 2017 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 6,024,696.00
CAdiotoxicity Prevention Research Initiative (CAPRI) Phase 1 - Registry
Start: July 1, 2017 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 305,008.00
Solve-RD Alberta: A Precision Health Ecosystem for Rare Diseases
Start: July 1, 2017 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 268,700.00
Alberta Precision Health Initiative for Arthritis and Complex Immune Diseases
Start: July 1, 2017 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 319,600.00
Alberta Laboratory for Precision Health (ALPH)
Start: July 1, 2017 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 299,495.00
Illuminating the dark matter of the metabolome with convolutional neural networks
Start: October 1, 2018 End: September 30, 2021
Budget: $ 500,000
Developing collaborative research to identify the impacts of Helicobacter pylori genomics research on northern Canadian Indigenous communities
Start: October 1, 2018 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 75,000
Validation of molecular testing approaches to replace diagnostics thyroid nodule surgery
Start: July 1, 2018 End: June 30, 2021
Budget: $ 1,277,298
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Genomics in Fisheries and Aquaculture
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Genomics and our Forests
Resilient Forests (RES-FOR): Climate, Pests, & Policy - Genomics Applications
Start: October 1, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 5,678,657
CoADAPTREE: Healthy trees for new climates
Start: October 1, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 5,800,000.00
Spruce-Up: Advanced spruce genomics for productive and resilient forests
Start: October 10, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 10,417,352.00
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Genomics and the Environment
Systems biology and molecular ecology of Chronic Wasting Disease
Start: October 1, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 11,500,523.00
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Genomics in the Energy Sector
Microbial genomics for de-risking offshore oil and gas exploration in Nova Scotia
Start: April 1, 2016 End: March 31, 2019
Budget: $ 4,886,764.00
Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore & Onshore Oil Production Operations
Start: October 1, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 7,850,739
GENICE: Microbial genomics for oil spill preparedness in Canada's Arctic marine environment
Start: October 1, 2016 End: September 30, 2020
Budget: $ 10,741,377.00
Validation and integration of genomics solutions for offshore oil exploration in Nova Scotia and beyond
Start: July 1, 2019 End: June 30, 2021
Budget: $ 6,479,915
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Genomics in the Agricultural Sector
Improving Canadian pork industry profits and export potential by developing genomic tools to enhance health, performance and disease resilience in wean to finish pigs
Start: January 2, 2015 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 1,256,500.00
Genomic approaches to the control of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex
Start: January 2, 2015 End: December 31, 2018
Budget: $ 1,419,600.00
Development and deployment of MBVs/gEPDs for feed efficiency and carcass traits that perform in commercial beef cattle
Start: October 1, 2015 End: September 30, 2019
Budget: $ 4,470,035.00
Application of genomics to improve disease resilience and sustainability in pork production
Start: October 1, 2015 End: September 30, 2019
Budget: $ 9,801,714.00
Increasing feed efficiency and reducing methane emissions through genomics: A new promising goal for the Canadian dairy industry
Start: October 1, 2015 End: September 30, 2019
Budget: $ 10,306,812.00
Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omic tools
Start: October 1, 2015 End: September 30, 2019
Budget: $ 7,263,568.00
Development of genomic crossbred estimate breeding values (GCEBV) to maximize profitability for Canadian pork producers
Start: April 1, 2017 End: March 31, 2020
Budget: $ 3,389,222.00
Comparative genomics of Campylobacter strains prevalent in Canadian poultry production associated with human disease: identification of biomarkers relevant to the development of targeted mitigation strategies
Start: July 1, 2019 End: June 30, 2019
Budget: $ 791,692
Genomics Driven Development of Drought Tolerant Wheat Cultivars
Start: April 1, 2019 End: March 31, 2021
Budget: $ 288,000
Development of functional genomic prediction platform for industry application
Start: April 1, 2019 End: March 31, 2021
Budget: $ 271,328
BioNet Alberta
Start: April 1, 2019 End: March 31, 2021
Budget: $ 3,000,000
Development of a fermentation-based opiate production platform using plant genomics
Start: April 1, 2019 End: March 31, 2021
Budget: $ 355,378
Multi-pathogen, multi-crop disease forecasting network for Alberta
Start: January 1, 2019 End: December 31, 2020
Budget: $ 552,050
Using machine learning to identify pigs with superior disease resilience to improve animal health and the sustainability of pork production
Start: January 1, 2019 End: December 31, 2020
Budget: $ 324,880
Is PRRSV-induced fetal death associated with thyroid disruption predicted by DRGA0008048 on SSC7?
Start: January 1, 2019 End: December 31, 2020
Budget: $ 276,435
Investigating infectiousness of pigs selected for multi-factorial resilience or increased resistance to PRRS
Start: January 1, 2019 End: December 31, 2021
Budget: $ 325,567
Development of an alternative therapeutic for controlling mastitis in dairy cows
Start: January 1, 2019 End: December 31, 2020
Budget: $ 359,970
A comprehensive analytical toolkit and high‐performance genome browser for rapid, reliable and in‐depth characterization of bacterial genomes
Start: October 1, 2018 End: September 30, 2021
Budget: $ 940,977
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