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GENOMICS AT THE TIPPING POINT - Partnering to Accelerate Uptake & Impact

DecemberDec 05 2018

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Partnering to Accelerate Market Uptake & Impact

Join us December 5, 2018 for this riveting symposium focused on closing the gap between genomics innovations and market impact. Explore the power of partnership between researchers and end-users to drive success in Ontario’s key sectors ̵ including Healthcare, Agriculture & Agri-Food, Bioprocessing, Mining and Natural Resources. Gain insights into effectively dealing with red tape, regulatory burdens and other hurdles.



› M. Elyse Allan, Former CEO GE Canada and Vice-President, GE

› Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister of Red Tape & Regulatory Burden Reduction

› Bettina Hamelin, President and CEO, Ontario Genomics

› David Malkin, Director, Cancer Genetics Program, SickKids

The ability to imagine and develop new ideas and apply them rapidly through collaboration between researchers and end-users is not only essential, but it is Ontario’s most crucial competitive advantage.

Join Ontario’s growing Community of Practice for the application of genomics based solutions, and learn from research and industry partners as they share insights and critical elements for success.



› Implementing novel technologies to protect and increase market share
Gisele LaPointe (University of Guelph) and Anand Singh (Parmalat Canada)

› Taking a consortia approach to apply mining innovations
Lesley Warren (University of Toronto) and Shirley Neault (HudBay Minerals)

› Developing game-changing crops for producer uptake
Peter Pauls (University of Guelph), Mohammed Oufattole (Benson Hill) and Lomas Tulsieram (Saturn Agrosciences)

› Nurturing early adopters for early warning health surveillance technologies
Samira Mubareka (Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto)

› Advancing precision medicine for IBD patients
David Mack (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and Thomas Cirrito (Biotagenics)

› Propelling biological engineering from idea to commercialization
Sean Caffrey (BioZone)

› Working within our healthcare system to advance diagnostic care
Rae Yeung (The Hospital for Sick Children)

› Advancing anti-fungals into the clinic
Leah Cohen (University of Toronto) and Dominic Jaikaran (Bright Angel Therapeutics)

› Developing novel therapeutics for big pharma
Michael Surette (McMaster University) and Andrew Haigh (Adapsyn Bioscience Inc.)

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