USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology centre for ag innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that will use cutting-edge “engi...

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Global Institute for Food Security researchers at USask help map broad genetic diversity of canola crop

Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are members of an international consortium of leading academic and commercial seed c...

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Global Institute for Food Security at USask awarded over $330,000 to provide missing genetic information for key forage crop

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has received a $331,870 grant from Saskatchewan’s Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) for a ...

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Global Institute for Food Security launches Canada’s first integrated Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at USask

Following a successful year of building, prototyping and delivering services to select customers and partners, the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Sa...

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Landmark study generates first genomic atlas for global wheat improvement

USask-led study sequences genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world.

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GIFS Board Chair Alanna Koch Speaks at Food and Agriculture Organization World Food Day Talks 2020

Alanna Koch, Board Chair of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), today spoke at a World Food Day virtual event hosted by the Foo...

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Agtech to the rescue in a pandemic: adapting plant labs for human testing

Just as redeploying a fleet of small British fishing boats helped during the Battle of Dunkirk, marshalling the research equipment and expertise of the many agtech labs around the ...

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Global Institute for Food Security at USask Supporting Saskatchewan Health Authority COVID-19 Testing

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is providing its research equipment to support the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s (SHA) dia...

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USask Global Institute for Food Security and federal partners to pilot first ‘omics’ and precision agriculture laboratory in Canada

Canada’s first laboratory combining digital data analysis of plant genes and traits with the latest precision agriculture technologies to improve crop yield, profitability and sust...

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P2IRC delivers innovative approach to seed selection through prize-winning PlotVision software

The future of seed development is set to become more efficient thanks to PlotVision, a new image analysis software product from the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Plant Pheno...

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