This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. Normally at this point in the year, students around the world would be hard at work in the lab, getting ready for the iGEM competition. Teams competing at this synthetic
This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. Researchers, companies, and academic institutions around the world are working on a vaccine for COVID-19 and Canadians are well-positioned to be among the leaders. One of those companies is the
Every year at the end of iGEM, I always find myself sitting at the airport with a lingering warm fuzzy feeling. It’s leftover energy from the students, who spent the past four days sharing their research with the international synthetic
Innovative ideas are permeating the Alberta zeitgeist. You can see it in action at the recent INVENTURE$ conference in Calgary, which brought investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers together to create solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Innovative ideas aren’t
This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. If I asked you to think about words you associate with “Alberta,” I bet many of you would probably not have picked “virology.” But Alberta is home to some cutting-edge
A while back, I was chatting with somebody in Calgary who was trying to build software to detect heart attacks. The thing is, they don’t come from a health background: they’re trained as a software engineer. I spent some time
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