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CGEn Synapsis: Episode 1
In the first episode of the CGEn Synapsis Podcast, Dr. Naveed Aziz, CEO, CGEn spoke with Gordon McCauley, President and CEO of adMare BioInnovations, about the current climate for Canadian innovation, what Canada is doing to compete globally in the Life Sciences sector, and what Canada could be doing to support more cohesive and sustainable innovation networks. 

Learn more about CGEn’s guest speaker, Gordon C. McCauley.

CGEn Synapsis: Episode 2

In this second episode of the CGEn Synapsis Podcast, Dr. Naveed Aziz, CEO, CGEn, spoke with Dr. Martha Crago, McGill University’s Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation and Chair of the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), about the genomics landscape in Canada. Dr. Crago spoke about coordinating efforts to increase the impact of genomics research in Canada and other considerations for the federal government’s Pan-Canadian Genomics strategy, programs and policies to support the future of genomics in Canada.

Learn more about CGEn’s guest speaker, Martha Crago.

CGEn Synapsis: Episode 3

In this episode of the CGEn Synapsis podcast, Dr. Naveed Aziz, CEO, CGEn, is joined by Dr. Mark Blaxter, Programme Lead for the Tree of Life Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom. Blaxter and Aziz speak about the role genomic sequence information plays in biodiversity conservation and the latest work of the Tree of Life Programme, part of the Earth BioGenome Project which aims to sequence all life on earth. They discuss the importance of local, national and international linkages since “the species we share this planet with do not care about human boundaries,” Blaxter shares. Finally, they discuss how the Canadian BioGenome Project is uniquely contributing to the Earth BioGenome Project through collaborations with scientists, Indigenous peoples and conservation groups across Canada.

Learn more about CGEn’s guest speaker, Mark Blaxter.