FREDsense Remastered: An In-Depth Case Study

So back in 2012, little baby Patrick was part of an immensely successful iGEM team. We were hoping to engineer bacteria that could detect and remediate toxins in oil sands tailings ponds. The following year, six members of that team […]

How to start a company during a pandemic

This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. The pandemic has put significant pressure on many small businesses and startups around the world. But for a group of student entrepreneurs, COVID-19 has actually opened up a lot of […]

Designing therapeutics for the coronavirus on all fronts

This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. As we enter the fourth month of physical distancing in Alberta, I’m sure many of us are eagerly waiting for the day that the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. […]

Edmonton Biotech Working on Vaccine

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 […]

5 Entry Points to Calgary’s Life Science Community

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 […]

Canvas Kit Review: Patience is a Virtue

I was really excited to get my Amino Labs Canvas Kit in the mail, which came as a Black Friday bonus with the purchase of a copy of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. It’s been a while since I’ve worked […]

Gift Idea: Teach Yourself and Your Kids to Be Genetic Engineers

The phrase “genetic engineering” can sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of Amino Labs, an Alberta-based startup, you can try your hand at genetic engineering without prior knowledge or training. Amino Labs is a STEM […]

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Alberta’s Hidden Talent Pool

Back in January of 2018, Amazon released its coveted shortlist of candidate cities for its second headquarters (HQ2). For weeks, Calgary Economic Development put their heart and soul into marketing our city. It certainly got some attention. Sidewalk chalk, hockey […]