Genome Canada - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Webinar

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Genome Canada is seeking proposals that will support the development of next generation of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools and methodologies that will analyze and integrate large amounts of data and complex datasets. The proposals should also provide broad and timely access of these Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community. Proposals with application across all sectors are eligible including human health, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, energy, mining, and environment.

Webinar Information -

Date - December 12, 2017
Time - 12:00pm
Location - Office of Research & Innovation Services Board Room - B640 University Hall
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The informational webinar will provide more information on the 2017 BCB competition followed by a Q&A session with Genome Alberta.

2017 Competition Information

The 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition will be aimed at supporting research projects that address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology, or B/CB, as it relates to genomics across all of Genome Canada’s sectors. Funding for projects in the competition will be distributed through two streams:

  • Stream 1: proposals mainly impacting the human health sector
  • Stream 2: proposals mainly impacting one or more of the other sectors, i.e., agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and/or environment

A total of $12 million will be available from Genome Canada. Approximately 50% of the available Genome Canada funding will be invested in each stream as defined above. Genome Canada will provide between $250,000 and $500,000 in an individual project. At least half of the requested funding for eligible costs for each project must be obtained through co-funding from other sources (1:1 ratio), resulting in projects of $500,000 or more in size. 

The competition has been formally announced and we are anticipating a formal launch of the B/CB competition in December 2017 at which point detailed guidelines and application forms will be made available. The application process will be comprised of two steps: Registration and Full Application. Based on a December 2017 Competition launch, the National deadline for Registrations is currently set for February 1, 2018, and Regional registrations will have to be submitted to Genome Alberta by January 26th, 2018. Applicants will be required to apply for funding through their regional Genome Centre and Alberta applicants can obtain more information by contacting Program Coordinator Niall Kerrigan. We strongly encourage all interested applicants to contact Genome Alberta early on to discuss the initiative in more detail.

Additional details regarding the announcement can be found on Genome Alberta’s website.


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