Genome Canada LSARP Grant - Synbiomics
Dr. Emma Master has been awarded one of 13 of Genome Canada's Large-Scale Applied Research Project grants for a project entitled "SYNBIOMICS: Functional genomics and techno-economic models for advanced biopolymer synthesis". Emma is leading a team that includes co-leader Harry Brumer (University of British Columbia), BioZone member Elizabeth Edwards (University of Toronto), Adrian Tsang (Concordia University), and Steve Smith and Warren Mabee (Queen’s University).
SYNBIOMICS, is focused on harnessing the genetic potential of microorganisms to identify and develop new biocatalysts that can be used to create materials from trees, such as resins, coatings, bioplastics and adhesives. The project will also foster small and medium-sized enterprises that will work together synergistically with nearby pulp mills, creating lasting knowledge-based economic opportunities for Canada’s forest sector and rural communities. The project size is $9.5 million for four years.
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