BENEFIT: How soil microbes hold a key in reducing GhG emissions

They’re Invisible. They’re Everywhere. And They May Be the Next Big Thing in Farming. Microbes. They’re tiny. They are entirely invisible to the human eye and everywhere on Earth. Microbes cover every surface and flourish in the most inhospitable environments, ranging from many kilometres beneath the Earth’s crust to the deepest depths of the Pacific […]

GG4GHG: The role of grasslands in reducing future carbon emissions

GG4GHG genomics project preview

Grasslands and Biodiversity: The Next Big Environmental Challenge for Planet Earth The Grasslands Genomic Project, part of Genome Canada’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Smart Food initiative, is examining the fascinating and delicate grasslands ecosystem, which could hold the key for future food production that generates lesser carbon emissions. By Genome Prairie staff When Dr. Jonathan Bennett, […]

Genome Prairie Announces $25.7M Awarded for Agriculture Climate-Smart Genomic Projects in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SK – WINNIPEG, MB: Genome Prairie announced today that in collaboration with research and industry partners, Genome Canada has approved four new large-scale genomics projects totaling just over $25.7M. The projects result from successful bids in response to a Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Production pan-Canadian initiative announced by Genome Canada in 2022 in […]

Genome Prairie Appoints New Members to its Board of Directors

Three new members have been appointed to serve on the Genome Prairie Board of Directors, replacing two departing members. July 13, 2023 Genome Prairie announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors this month. The newest members are Dr. Susan, Blum Ms. Gina Feist and Mr. Al Shpyth. “The appointment […]

Genome Prairie Appoints New Program Coordinator

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the appointment of Jelene Pugoy as Program Coordinator. Ms. Pugoy brings with extensive professional experience, and focus on environmental and social sustainability. A graduate from the University of Manitoba where she earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the Faculty of Architecture, , Ms. Pugoy previously worked as a […]

Can Genomics Better Diagnose Patients with Ovarian Cancer? Researchers in Saskatchewan Believe Precision Diagnosis Could Improve Outcomes

The Ovarian Cancer Genomics Project includes (from l-r) Dr. John DeCoteau (academic lead), Mary Kinloch (receptor lead) and Dr. Laura Hopkins (gynecological oncologist)

Often difficult to treat, ovarian cancer is a leading reproductive disease among Canadian women. Now researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and other funding partners are collaborating to use genomics better to diagnose patients towards more effective therapies.  Every year, thousands of Canadian women receive an ovarian […]

Bison Regional Science Fair Announces 2023 Finalists

The 2023 Bison Regional Science Fair finalists along with Dr. Ifeoma Okwor representing Genome Prairie. From left to right, Baljot Rai, Annika Paliwal and Sneh Vyas. Bison Regional Science Fair award ceremony, Holy Cross High School, St. Boniface, Manitoba. April 20, 2023.

  April 27, 2023 Now in its 6th year, the Bison Regional Science Fair, sponsored in part by Genome Prairie, celebrated another year of achievement for bright young Manitoba students The 6th annual Bison Regional Science Fair (BRSF) was held this April in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Baljot Rai, Annika Paliwal and Sneh Vyas were this year’s […]

Genome Prairie Hosts First-Ever Genomics in Manitoba Networking Event

Genome Prairie CEO and President Mike Cey, Announcing Two New Genomics Projects at the Genomics in Manitoba Networking Reception, April 18, 2023 at the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. April 26, 2023 Representatives from Genome Prairie’s staff and board were joined this week by Members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and various senior researchers and […]

Genome Prairie announces two new genomics projects to drive precision diagnostics research for the Prairie region

April 18, 2023 Genome Prairie, along with Genome Canada, today announced two new genomics research projects totalling more than $5.6M to develop diagnostic tools for enhancing diagnostics and treatments for ovarian cancer and Helicobacter Pylori. The Helicobacter Pylori (Hp) project will develop an end-to-end metagenomics-based pipeline toward developing an effective diagnosis of Hp infections and identifying antimicrobial (antibiotic) […]