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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November 25, 2015

AI Bio's own Dr. Virginia Chavez has recently been invited to join the Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Foothills Research Institute based in Hinton. The SAC is a group of four scientific experts providing independent oversight of fRI Research Programs. Members of the SAC are eminently qualified science professionals and academics. Each will serve a 3 year term.

November 12, 2015

For generations, parents have urged their children to drink their milk-and for good reason. Milk contains calcium and other nutrients that are important for bodies of all ages. With funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, University of Calgary physiology researcher Dr. Prasanth Chelikani has spent the last three years investigating how the different components of milk protein help with weight loss and stave off both diabetes and cardiovascular problems. 

November 12, 2015

To mitigate the effects of climate change, governments strive to balance out CO2 emissions from human activity with carbon pools in nature, like forests. In a three-year research project funded by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Dr. Fangliang He from the University of Alberta is studying the distribution of forest biomass across Alberta. Using computer modelling and remote sensing, he and his team are determining how much carbon is being absorbed by forests and where the "carbon hot spots" are located.



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