While British Columbia is set to develop an efficient, competitive and sustainable economy, this will require the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies — including genomics.  As well, it will require socio-economic approaches to achieve sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food safety, sustainable use of renewable biological resources for industrial processes, environmental protection, preservation of biodiversity and finally, policy and market development.

Join us for Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum on May 12, which will bring together leaders from the life sciences community, business, industry, and policy makers with unique experiences and backgrounds to discuss the role of genomics toward achieving a sustainable economic future in the face of a rapidly changing climate. 

Agenda — Genome BC's 2022 Annual Genomics Forum

Note: This agenda is subject to change.  The final agenda, schedule, and speakers will be posted closer to event date. All times are Pacific Daylight Time.

Speakers

William Cheung
William Cheung
Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia
William Collins
William Collins
Chairman
Cascadia Seaweed Corp.
Michelle D'Souza
Michelle D'Souza
Project Manager, McCain Foods: Farms of the Future
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Eric Gerbrandt
Eric Gerbrandt
Research Director
BC Blueberry Council, Raspberry Industry Development Council, and BC Strawberry Grower’s Association
Kelly Goodwin
Kelly Goodwin
Microbiologist
NOAA
Jennifer Grenz
Jennifer Grenz
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Aria Hahn
Aria Hahn
Co-founder
Koonkie Inc.
Caren Helbing
Caren Helbing
Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Victoria
Danielle Ignace
Danielle Ignace
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Natural Sciences, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
University of British Columbia
Rasmus Jensen
Rasmus Jensen
Biofoundry Manager
LanzaTech
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
Head of Bioinformatics and Co-Director
Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer
Rachel Meyer
Rachel Meyer
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
University of California, Santa Cruz
Gustavo Oliveira
Gustavo Oliveira
Director, Innovation, Bioeconomy and Indigenous Opportunities Branch
Government of British Columbia
Orlando Rojas
Orlando Rojas
Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair, Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of British Columbia
Annett Rozek
Annett Rozek
Chief Scientific Officer
Terramera
Beth Shapiro
Beth Shapiro
Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department Genomics Institute
University of California, Santa Cruz
Rashid Sumaila
Rashid Sumaila
Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia
Michelle Tigchelaar
Michelle Tigchelaar
Research Scientist
Stanford University, Center for Ocean Solutions
Bill Vanderkooi
Bill Vanderkooi
General Manager
Nutriva Group
Teal Brown Zimring
Teal Brown Zimring
Managing partner
Galvanize Partners
Federica Di Palma
Federica Di Palma
CSO & VP Sectors
Genome British Columbia
Pascal Spothelfer
Pascal Spothelfer
President and CEO
Genome British Columbia
Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh
Senior Sector Manager, Agrifood and Natural Resources
Genome British Columbia
David Charest
David Charest
Sector Manager
Genome BC
Michelle Crown
Michelle Crown
Sector Manager, Agrifood and Natural Resources
Genome British Columbia