Government of Canada and Genome Canada announce investment in applied genomics research
Apr 20, 2009
Among the 12 research projects being awarded is a project titled, "Value Generation through Genomics (GE3LS project)", co-lead by Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan campus, and Dr. David Castle, University of Ottawa. This $5.4 million project focuses on three important factors for removing roadblocks to innovation in Canada's bio-based economy. These factors include: (1) examining the role of intellectual property, (2) studying new ways of regulating important new agricultural technologies and products, and (3) adapting and testing a range of engagement tools with the Canadian public to determine their interests, fears and attitudes concerning new technologies. Click here for more information on this project and others funded by the Government of Canada and Genome Canada.