Dec 05, 2019

GSC scientists among the most highly cited in the world

Every year, scientists and scholars worldwide publish their findings in academic journals and proceedings, producing papers estimated in the range of more than two million. How does the research community determine the papers with the most value? Citations are one way, and a paper that other scientific authors have frequently cited has arguably proved itself to be highly significant.

Nov 28, 2019

Celebrating 20 years of discovery

November 2019 marked twenty years of science, discovery, innovation, collaboration and education at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer. Alumni, collaborators, partners, family and friends joined us in celebration at our Echelon technology platform on November 15, 2019. On November 21, the first day of the 2019 BC Cancer Summit, we held a scientific symposium, featuring 16 speakers—researchers, partners, former trainees and leaders in genomics—highlighting the technology advances, scientific investigations and groundbreaking discoveries that have helped advance genome science. 
Aug 14, 2019

Genome British Columbia, LSARP grant: Developing alternatives to using antibiotics in farming

Dr. Inanc Birol was awarded $6.9 million for a project that will employ genomics research to discover and develop antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) as alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Treating and preventing bacterial infections in animals is an essential part of agriculture. However, overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to the development of antimicrobial resistance, an issue classified by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent global health risks facing us today.

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