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Genomics research competition now open

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Genome Alberta has launched a competition for bovine and swine genomics research projects that will contribute to the success and growth of Alberta’s highly competitive livestock and meat industry.

This competition is open to researchers based at provincial, national or international research institutions and private industry, but must be led or co-led by an Alberta or Canadian investigator.

All proposed research projects must be collaborative and must clearly demonstrate support from, and benefit to, end users.

Genome Alberta will fund up to a maximum of $500,000 per research project. The research competition is made possible through $4.8 million in funding from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) to invest in livestock genetics research to help improve the health, reputation, and quality of Alberta livestock.

Letters of intent are now being accepted and can be submitted until May 17, 2010.

The Alberta Livestock Genomics Program Guidelines and the Letter of Intent template can be downloaded from http://genomealberta.ca/livestockgenomics

Genome Alberta is a publicly funded organization that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships.

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