2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition


  • 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

    Code : GC
    Organisator : Genome Canada (GC )
    Year : 2015
    Duration : 2 years


    This competition provides an opportunity for individuals or small groups to propose innovative ideas with the potential for significant impact that will disrupt current practices in the B/CB community and to stimulate the B/CB community to address real world challenges and currently recognized needs in the field. Applications should also encourage the involvement of researchers from a variety of other disciplines including, but not limited to, biology, statistics and mathematics.


    All applicants must, in their applications, propose new approaches to the analysis and interpretation of the genomic data, including the development of software tools and algorithms. In particular, the proposals should attempt to resolve problems relating to the data processing and the analysis or problems relating to processing and analysis of the data generated from new technologies. These tools and methods should, in the long term, become the basis of the B/CB national strategy and help Canadian researchers to maximize the impact of data produced by the new and future "omic" technologies.


    Funding Available and Term
    • There is $4 million available for this competition with the Government of Canada providing $2 million through Genome Canada and $2 million through CIHR’s Roadmap Accelerator Fund (RAF)
    • Co-funding is NOT required
    • There will be a maximum investment of $250,000 in an individual project; this will be provided by Genome Canada, CIHR, or a combination of the two
    • Projects requiring less than $125,000 will not be considered unless well justified
    • Successful projects will be awarded funding for a term of up to two years


    Génome Québec also invites you to one of two information sessions:


    In Montréal
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:30 a.m. to noon
    Agora Telus - Room « Courage d'innover »
    630 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, ground floor
    Montréal (Québec) H3B 1S6


    In Québec
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Room 1415
    Université Laval
    Pavillon de la Laurentienne
    1030, avenue du Séminaire
    Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6


    Please forward this invitation to anyone that might be interested in this competition.


    Full application and budget template forms will be available soon.


    For any question relating to this competition, please contact Christine Martens at Génome Québec: cmartens@genomequebec.com