Posts Tagged ‘Genome BC’

Mega genomes of spruce species decoded

May. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.

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How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf

Apr. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.

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UBC welcomes $1M boost in entrepreneurship and research translation

Oct. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The Genomics Research Entrepreneurship to Accelerate Translation (GREAT) project at the University of British Columbia has been chosen for funding through Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics (EEG) pilot program.

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UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research

Sep. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive.

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Michael Hayden bestowed premier award for leadership in medicine

Mar. 23, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dr. Michael Hayden has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.

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UBC gains $5.4 million for microbiome research from CIHR, Genome BC

Oct. 14, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today welcomed the announcement of $5.4 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Genome British Columbia for research into how micro-organisms affect human health.

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UBC receives $10.5M to map genome of sunflower family

Jan. 12, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.

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