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Growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors
2012

December 2012

Ecosystem Services

Wood Producers Who Develop Distribution Channel for "job packs" Will Prosper

September 2012

 Researcher

Talent Profile: Ted Szabo
Szabo has extensive forest industry experience having worked as a director, superintendent, forester, program manager and research scientist for numerous companies in Canada, United States and China.

September 2012

Ecosystem Services 

AI Bio oversees Biological GHG Management Program projects
Conversion of slash piles into biochar instead of burning them would avoid the release of emissions into the air, while creating a nutrient-rich soil additive.

August 2012

 Prion

Identifying Disease Links 
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made further links between Alzheimer's and prion diseases.

August 2012

 Advancing the Bioeconomy

Bio-Resource IMS to Solve the Mystery of Available Biomass for Investors

August 2012

Researcher 

Talent Profile: Dr. Paul Stothard
Dr. Paul Stothard is a geneticist working to give Alberta's livestock industry a competitive edge. His research group, supported by AI Bio, has built an advanced computing facility and developed powerful software tools for interpreting DNA sequences.

August 2012

Sustainable Production

FORWARD Research Tools Assess Logging Impact on Stream Flow and Water Quality
The forest industry is always looking for the best information and planning tools available to help it assess its footprint on the environment, and make informed planning decisions to minimize that impact.

August 2012

Sustainable Production

New Seeding Technique Increases Dry Bean Production
One of the most respected agronomists in Alberta, Dr. Ross McKenzie, is hoping to help dry bean producers in Alberta become more sustainable.

August 2012

Sustainable Production

Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease
Currently, bovine respiratory disease is controlled with injectable antibiotics that are also important in human medicine. But with concerns about the development of antibiotic resistance, the opinion on "phage therapy" is becoming increasingly important. Phage is short for "bacteriophage" - a virus that reproduces itself in bacteria.

August 2012

 Researcher

Talent Profile: Kelly Maher
Kelly Maher, newly appointed Director of Program Development at the Biorefining Conversions Network (BCN).

August 2012

Ecosystem Services 

Heritage Industries Pushing Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions for Innovation

August 2012

 General

Activity Profile: Unique Collaborations
The collaborations AI Bio forms, create and expand networks and allow AI Bio to broker connections among organizations and individuals.

August 2012

Researcher

Talent Profile: Ted Szabo 

August 2012

Researcher

Talent Profile: Dr. Valerie Sim
Dr. Valerie Sim is an unusual combination - a practising MD and a rising star in prion research 

August 2012

Researcher

Talent Profile: Dr. David Wishart
The Alberta Food Metabolome Project aims to identify and quantify the thousands of macro-and micronutrients in Alberta food products. 

August 2012

Researcher

Talent Profile: Dr. Dan Farr
As Director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute's (ABMI) Application Centre, Dr. Dan Farr uses the knowledge created by the ABMI's monitoring systems to support improved ecosystem management. 

August 2012

Prion

Study Identifies Mechanism for Brain Cell Death in Alzheimer's Disease
At the U of C Hotchkiss Brain Institute, a study by Dr. Gerald Zamponi, head of the department of physiology and pharmacology, and Dr. Peter Stys, a professor in the department of clinical neurosciences, has found that cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients are dying because of the receptor responsible for learning and memory (the NMDA receptor) isn't functioning properly. 

August 2012

Ecosystem Services

Conservation Offsets
Ecosystem services are the benefits that humans receive from ecosystems like wetlands and forests.

August 2012

Quality Food for Health

Choline in Human Health during Pregnancy and Infant Development
Choline is a nutrient found in foods such as egg yolks, liven, and soybeans in the form of lecithin. 

August 2012

Ecosystem Services

Biological Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has recently partnered with AI Bio to discover, develop and deploy management strategies for biological greenhouse gas emissions. 

August 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy

AI Bio Helps Biotech Company Optimize Bio-Plastics Technology on Road to Pilot Plant
Alberta-based biotechn company, TerraVerdae BioWorks Inc., has developed a new process technology to create plastic from bio-based sources instead of petroleum sources. 

August 2012

Events

Activity Profile: Knowledge Translation and Communication
Exchanging knowledge and communicating research findings to benefit industry, researchers, and other partners is critical to AI Bio's work. 

August 2012

Business Cases

Activity Profile: Effective Business Cases
A sample of the business cases developed in 2011-12 include the renewal of prion funding, development of the BioE Strategy and the Ecosystem Services roadmap

July 2012

Researcher 

Talent Profile: Dr. Dan Farr
As Director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute's (ABMI) Application Centre, Dr. Dan Farr uses the knowledge created by the ABMI's monitoring systems to support improved ecosystem management

July 2012

Prion

Identifying Diseases
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made further links between Alzheimer's and prion diseaes.

July 2012

 Quality Food for Health

Probing the Anti-cancer Properties of Designer Oils
Establishing the health benefits of food products adds value for producers and processors and could save lives.

June 2012

Quality Food for Health 

Post-package Pasteurization of Ready-to-eat Meat Products

June 2012

 Prion

Killing Prions

May 2012

Researcher 

Talent Profile: Dr. David Wishart
A professor in the Departments of Computing Science, Biological Science, and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Alberta and the senior research officer and director of the Metabolomic Sensors program at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, Dr. Wishart is world renowned. He is co-founder of the first metabolomics company in Canada and led the Human Metabolome Project, a $7.5-million, 60-person project that has led to the development of numerous metabolomics databases used by thousands of people around the world.

May 2012

 General

Impact Innovation 2012
Speakers at Impact Innovation 2012 entertained and exchanged knowledge with more than 250 people from a "who's who" in industry, academia and government on the solutions research and innovation can provide to the challenges faced by Alberta's agriculture, food and forest industries.

April 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy 

Ceapro Ready to Take Technology Commercial with AI-Bio Assistance

April 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy

Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre puts welcome mat out to industry       
Alberta has a strong desire to advance its bio-economy. As part of its strategy, the province has created the Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre (ABDC) to help the forest and agriculture industries resolve any technical issues, to help them move closer toward investing in new bio-products...

April 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy

Radient Technologies Puts Out Welcome Mat to the World with AI-Bio Support
Sometimes a technology is so new and advantageous over traditional methods that the real legwork for biotech companies is simply to meet with potential customers and prove scientifically that the technology is something worthwhile for them to adopt.

April 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy

CLIB International: The Canadian Landscape of Industrial Biotechnology 
By Terry-Lynn Quadri (bioQED) and Stan Blade (Alberta Innovates) 

March 2012

 General

Collaborative approach critical to diversifying Alberta economy
Even as the latest up cycle in the Alberta economy gathers momentum, there is growing realization the province must continue to diversity beyond its traditional reliance on energy, agriculture and heavy manufacturing.

March 2012

Food Processing Safety

Profile: Brent Selinger 
In Brent Selinger's world, communities aren't always made up of people...

March 2012

Disease

Profile: Herman Barkema 
People rarely talk about inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) - conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gut..

March 2012

Economics and Environmental Sociology 

Profile: Vic Adamowicz 
When Vic Adamowicz looks out a window, he doesn't just see a view; he sees the valuable services provided to humans by the natural ecosystem...

March 2012

Prion 

Genetic code holds the key to sustainable agriculture  
By sequencing animal genomes, Livestock Gentec's cross-disciplinary research team is helping breeders produce better cattle, swine and other domestic livestock

February 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy

Think Tanks Take Action 
Canada has a longstanding tradition of collaboration-with the spirit of camaraderie being a major component of the Canadian identity.

February 2012 

Advancing the Bioeconomy 

Fostering growth from idea to market       
The development of public-private partnerships within the bio-tech and green chemical industry are helping innovative Canadian researchers take their ideas to commercialization-even in tough economic times.

February 2012 

Advancing the Bioeconomy 

Biotech is booming in Alberta   
Three Edmonton-based companies have announced plans to scale-up operations and push their innovative ideas focused on biomass to a commercial scale.  The projects...

February 2012

Advancing the Bioeconomy 

Creating new realities with biotech           
Today, many of these ideas are germinated in a lab before hitting the field, where huge advances in biotechnology have refined the process. By altering the...

January 2012 

Advancing the Bioeconomy

AI Bio aims to 'connect the dots' for potential biomass industry investors 
Forest companies and investors will soon have a better 'current state' profile of biomass availability in Alberta through an investment by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) into the development of a unique, world-class information management system.


Last updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016