May, 2012I really love summer, but I think spring is my favourite time of the year – energized with the long sunny days and the promise of months of warmth and sunshine ahead. It is also a busy time of year… Ag-West Bio is leading the Saskatchewan BioSciences team to Boston this year for the BIO International Convention and we just recently returned from World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Orlando. There is a lot of commercialization activity happening, we have a Social Media workshop lined up – and we’ve just begun our membership drive. I hope you enjoy the following articles. We encourage your feedback and participation on this site. Contact the editor, Jackie Robin email@example.com if you would like to post an article in a future edition of the Bio-Bulletin. Thank you to those who contributed to this issue! And don’t miss our blogs… pass them around, get the discussions going. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business of Science Committee, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
This multi-disciplinary committee promotes our City’s science/technology-based businesses and to bridge the gap between the science and business communities. read more Saskatchewan: Impressive R&D – and a great place to live
It’s the scope and quality of bioscience research here—and commercial opportunities emerging from that research—that is truly impressive.
read more The Pulse of Saskatchewan: SPG at work for producers
Saskatchewan is the heart of Canada’s pulse industry, with almost 5 million acres seeded each year – over 90 per cent of Canadian production and around 60 per cent of the world’s lentil and pea exports… read more The TOR protein: Plants made for the environment
By manipulating TOR expression and observing the resulting phenotypes (observable physical characteristics resulting from the expression of a gene), NRC’s Dr. Raju Datla is hoping to find the key to producing plants for specific environments. read more Corey Keith offers business advice at AWB Q&A seminar Management trumps technology when it comes to the success of any company, says Corey Keith, a senior management executive and president of Corey Keith & Associates…
read more Beyond the Border Agreement: What the Joint Action Plans on Trade, Security and Travel Mean for Your Business A webinar hosted by Gowling Lafleur Henderson in February 2012. read more InterVac: New opportunities in infectious disease research
Canada’s new $140 million International Vaccine Centre at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization provides CL3 capacity to work with all types of diseases in an aim to improve the health of animals and humans. read more Saskatoon student wins competition for second time for lentil research
Ground-breaking research by a 17-year-old Saskatoon student investigating lentil disease resistance has earned top prize in the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada competition.
read more U of S Professor Emeritus and former VIDO Director honored
Lorne Babiuk has been awarded the prestigious Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in recognition of his accomplishments over three decades.
NABC24 Water Sustainability in Agriculture – June 11-13
This conference will focus on water-related issues and solutions central to many themes within agriculture.