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. […]

How Alberta’s iGEM Students are Persevering through COVID-19

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 […]

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 […]

Four Alberta teams gathered for a photo at the 2019 aGEM competition.

Alberta Teams Off to Boston for iGEM 2019

Ah, iGEM season. My favourite time of year. As I sit here in the airport waiting for my flight to board, I feel like I should take some time to share with you all what Alberta’s students have been up […]

Growing Innovation in Alberta

With a little love and care, a rainforest can grow in Alberta. Okay, not literally. The rainforest is a metaphor for messy, vibrant, uncontrollable ecosystems that are always growing. They change in unpredictable ways and are always evolving and adapting, […]

Alberta’s Achievements at iGEM

Well, another year of iGEM is officially over. I was fortunate enough to see the Alberta teams do their final presentations over the five-day competition. It’s incredible to see how much they’ve improved since the aGEM competition just last month. […]

Photo credit: UAlberta iGEM 2018

Saving the Bees with UAlberta Undergrads

I have a love-hate relationship with bugs. I know they’re super important to the ecosystem, but I just cannot stand being anywhere near them. For example, I saw a spider in my house the other day and now I’m a […]

Photo credit: MindFuel

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 […]

KMT Hepatech Inc.

Spotlight: KMT Hepatech Inc.

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to sit down a while back with Svetlana Sapelnikova, the VP of Business Development Strategy at KMT Hepatech Inc. KMT is an Edmonton-based service company that was recently acquired by the PhoenixBio […]