Success stories

Researchers working on the Food and Water Safety project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative developed the bioinformatics capacity needed to ensure Canadians enjoy the full potential of genomics to enhance the safety of Canada's food supply.
Research funded through the Genomics R&D Initiative is helping to overcome a major hurdle on the way to realizing the huge potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat a wide range of ailments.
Supported by the Genomics R&D Initiative, federal researchers have demonstrated how a specimen collected in the 19th century can have a 21st century application, helping to identify plant pests and pathogens quickly and accurately.
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As a result of the Quarantine and Invasive Species research project funded by the Genomics R&D Initiative, Canada now has the capacity to quickly and accurately identify thousands of organisms, from insects to plant viruses, which can cause billions of dollars in damages.