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UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre to Receive $4.2M in Canadian Government Funding


Genome British Columbia said this week it will receive renewed funding from the Canadian federal government through Genome Canada’s 2012 Science & Technology Innovation Centre Operations Support Competition including C$4.3 million ($4.2 million) for the University of Victoria – Genome BC Proteomics Centre.

According to Christoph Borchers, director of the center, the funding will be used to purchase new equipment in support of the facility's quantitative and structural proteomics work as well as to establish bioinformatics as a technology development area.

“Refunding of The UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre is certainly an acknowledgement of the achievements of the Centre over the past two years and our contribution to, and engagement in, the research community,” Borchers said in a statement. “As a service provider, we can now maintain the excellent quality of our research in three key technology development areas – structural proteomics, quantitative proteomics and protein characterization – for the betterment of the entire research community.”

In total, Genome BC will receive C$14.7 million through the funding renewal, with C$1.7 million going to a Metabolomics Innovation Center, co-led by Borchers and University of Alberta researcher David Wishart, and C$8.7 million going to the BC Cancer Agency's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.