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Genome Canada Awards $9.24M for Genomics, Proteomics Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Non-profit group Genome Canada announced today that it will provide CDN$9.37 million (US$9.24 million) to 13 winning projects in the Genome Canada Technology Development Competition.
 
The competition received 51 proposals for genomics and proteomics projects from across Canada. Genome Canada, which receives funding from the Candian government and international partners, said the winners received an additional CDN$9.63 million in co-funding from Canadian and international partners.
 
Among the winners are a study of mass spectrometry-based proteomics for drug development and design being conducted by Christoph Borchers at the University of Victoria in British Columbia; a study of single cell genomics led by Carl Hansen and Marco Marra at the University of British Columbia; and a study of environmental barcoding using massively parallel sequencing led by Paul Hebert at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. A full list of the grant winners can be found here.
 
The projects will begin this spring and run for two years, Genome Canada said.

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