Salmon virus originally from the Atlantic, spread to B.C. wild salmon from farms: Study
Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) – which is associated with kidney and liver damage in Chinook salmon – is continually being transmitted between open-net salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to a new genomics analysis published today in Science Advances.
May 26, 2021
UBC develops test to ensure effectiveness of new hep C drug
Associate Professor Richard Harrigan leads effort to screen for drug-resistant form of the disease.
Jul 29, 2014
UBC scientists receive $2M boost for genomics research
Seven innovative projects led by UBC researchers have been funded through Genome BC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund.
Dec 18, 2013
Mega genomes of spruce species decoded
Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.
May 22, 2013
How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf
University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.
Apr 5, 2012
UBC welcomes $1M boost in entrepreneurship and research translation
The Genomics Research Entrepreneurship to Accelerate Translation (GREAT) project at the University of British Columbia has been chosen for funding through Genome Canada’s Entrepreneurship Education in Genomics (EEG) pilot program.
Oct 19, 2011
UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research
The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive.
Sep 21, 2011
Michael Hayden bestowed premier award for leadership in medicine
Dr. Michael Hayden has received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.
Mar 23, 2011
UBC gains $5.4 million for microbiome research from CIHR, Genome BC
The University of British Columbia today welcomed the announcement of $5.4 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Genome British Columbia for research into how micro-organisms affect human health.
Oct 14, 2010
UBC receives $10.5M to map genome of sunflower family
University of British Columbia researchers have received $10.5 million in funding from Genome Canada through the Government of Canada, Genome BC and international partners to enable them to create the first reference genome of the sunflower family – work that will pinpoint agriculturally important genes and could result in a hybrid sunflower that provides both biofuel and food products.
Jan 12, 2010