Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) invests in research and innovation to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors.

We are a research agency funded by the Government of Alberta that works with partners to identify, coordinate and fund research projects. We help solve industry challenges with solutions that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.  Read more about AI Bio in BrochureHighlights Report 2014Success Stories, Annual Report, and Business Plan.

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Conferences Hosted by AI Bio:

Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change. November 23-25, 2015, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada.

Impact Innovation 2016 - SAVE THE DATE for Wednesday, May 11, 2016


September 01, 2015
August 20, 2015

The shingle is out and Dr. Christine Murray is eager to let the University of Lethbridge campus know that Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is ready to support innovation in southern Alberta's agriculture, forestry and life sciences sectors. Dr. Christine Murray's role with AI Bio, where she started in 2010, includes all aspects of the research funding process and strategic development within AI Bio. Murray, who has set up shop in Markin Hall (M4009), urges U of L faculty and staff to contact her with any questions or ideas that may be related to AI Bio funding and programming. She will be visible on campus and can be contacted at 403-382-7188 or

July 22, 2015

Edmonton...New funding to increase feed efficiency and reduce methane emissions in Canada's dairy industry. $10.3 million for a Genome Alberta - Ontario-led research team...The research team led by Dr. Filippo Miglior of the University of Guelph and Dr. Paul Stothard from Livestock Gentec (an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Centre) at the University of Alberta want to change that by using the latest genomic approaches and the award-winning phenotyping platform developed by Growsafe here in Alberta, to collect and assess the required data to carry out the selection.



September 05, 2015Lions are not really disappearing, but the predators have a smaller population compared to their prey. While most people would think that more prey would in turn cause more predators, it's actually the other way around.
September 05, 2015September 04, 2015Abstract Background Prions diseases are fatal neurodegenerative diseases of mammals. While the molecular responses to prion infection have been extensively characterized in the laboratory mouse, little is known in other rodents.