Dr. Peter Phillips Appointed Board Chair

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce today the appointment of Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips as Chair of its Board of Directors. The appointment as Chair is for a three-year term, open to renewal in 2025.

Can the BIG Project Help Save Canada’s Bison?

More than 100 years of conservation efforts to save the species, the wood bison face another major threat – the spread of disease and a lack of genetic diversity. The Genome Prairie BIG Project aims to solve the problem.

Genome Prairie to Host Indigenous Voices in Science Event

The event brings together accomplished indigenous individuals who have made a career in science and research to share their life experiences. Panelists will share their stories, including the obstacles faced and successes realized in pursuing their career dreams.

COVID’s Next Big Impact?

Nearly three years since SARS-COVID-19 (conventionally referred to as ‘COVID’) was declared a global pandemic, much of the world is returning to a sense of normality. While the rate of death from the coronavirus may have decreased, researchers like Dr. Andrew Cameron are helping Canada and the world prepare for another near-term COVID threat: coinfections.

Genome Prairie’s GENICE II: How Genome Sequencing is Aiming to Better Protect Canada’s Arctic Environment

The world is warming, and the Canadian Arctic is (literally) melting. Northern passages through seaways once ice-bound and nearly unpassable, are opening to ship traffic. Increasing traffic means a higher risk for accidents like oil and fuel spills. Now researchers from the University of Manitoba are experimenting with portable genome sequencing tools and working with Arctic indigenous communities to help meet the challenge of a changing Arctic environment.

The Future of Wheat is Now

The world is projected to have significant food shortages in the years ahead. Does the Genome Prairie-supported 4DWheat project hold one of the keys to feeding humanity?

How SARS-COV-2 Transformed Capacity in the Prairies

The World Health Organization declared a pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 was spreading through the population, and the systems in place to understand the virus were facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Within weeks, the CanCOGeN project turned Saskatchewan and Manitoba public health laboratories into world-class centres for infectious disease genomics.