CReSCENT, a scalable and standardized set of novel computational tools and data portal, was launched and is available for use to researchers on any computing platform. This open-source platform allows scientists to perform systemic analysis on their single-cell RNA-seq data by tapping into the large public reference data sets available through the platform. Moreover, through the data-sharing and collaboration-enabling function embedded in the CReSCENT portal, this platform brings together researchers across a broad spectrum of scientific areas and disease types to increase the impact of data generated across research programs.
This success highlights work towards a key Ontario Genomics strategic goal – to educate and inspire students on the power and potential of genomics research and innovation in the agri-food sector. We also want to provide opportunities to students to explore a wide variety of related career paths.
This genomics-based applied research partnership opens doors for college students to cross-train using state-of-the-art infrastructure, allowing for opportunities to collaborate and solve the world’s greatest challenges.
This fellowship is supporting the work of early-career investigators who are using genome data science to deepen our understanding of statistical genetics, infectious diseases, and biodiversity to overcome challenges and catapult Ontario and Canada as leaders in the global bioeconomy.
The Landing Pad Investment Program (LPIP) seeks to provide investment and in-kind support to help Ontario-based genomics and engineering biology companies to return to and scale successfully in Ontario.