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Genome BC is a not-for-profit organization supporting world-class genomics research and innovation to grow globally competitive life sciences sectors and deliver sustainable benefits for British Columbia, Canada and beyond. The organization’s initiatives are improving the lives of British Columbians by investing in genomics innovation to address critical challenges in key economic sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment In addition to scientific programming, Genome BC  integrates genomics into society by supporting responsible research and innovation and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among educators, students and the public.

Funding interests

Award types

Convening & Collaborating, Reach


Genome BC is interested in funding research and activities that facilitate the responsible adoption of ‘omics (eg. genomics, epigenomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics) in health care by bridging the gap from research to the clinic. This includes activities that build capacity in the health care workforce, reduce barriers to uptake, and incorporate the voices of patients, families and underrepresented groups. Our areas of interest include: 1) Genomics Education for Health Professionals – to develop and socialize education resources for health professionals to increase genomic health care delivery, 2) Genomics and Society –¬† to provide solutions to identified social and structural barriers of implementation of genomics in healthcare.

  • Health policy
  • learning curriculum
  • primary care
  • pharmacy
  • nursing
  • best practice implementation
  • integrated knowledge translation
  • innovation
  • societal impacts
  • evaluation
  • practice competencies
  • innovative technologies for education
  • point of care tools
  • genomics literacy
  • omics

Awards

2015

Recipient

David Vocadlo

Award type

British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award


Project title

Preclinical development of a disease modifying small molecule therapy for Alzheimer disease

Recipient

James Johnson

Award type

British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award


Project title

Locally produced brain insulin in memory and Alzheimer’s disease: A multi-disciplinary approach to a key question

Recipient

Christian Naus

Award type

British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award


Project title

Validation of connexins and pannexins as a target for Alzheimer’s disease

Recipient

Faisal Beg

Award type

British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award


Project title

Novel retinal biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

2013

Recipient

Neil Cashman

Award type

British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award


Project title

Targeting amyloid propagation in Alzheimer disease: Structures, immunology and extracellular vesicle topology