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New funding opportunity - GeneSolve challenge with LifeLabs

The Office of Research Services has received the following information which we are forwarding to our e-mail list members:


GeneSolve is an open innovation platform that encourages a collaborative approach to research between Sector Partners across the world and academia in BC by supporting projects that provide genomics solutions to challenges from various sectors. The GeneSolve website was just launched with the first challenge, in partnership with LifeLabs: “Genomics Education for Healthcare Providers – Practical tools and approaches“.


LifeLabs intends to support the enhancement of practical knowledge of genetic testing and genomics through educational tools and approaches for broad geographical reach. In this way, LifeLabs commits to supporting BC’s leadership in making precision medicine and health a reality in daily clinical practice in urban and rural settings for the benefit of its citizens and becoming a model for other jurisdictions.


LifeLabs needs an academic partner(s) to develop effective tools to help healthcare providers use and integrate genetic information into their practice and for efficient referral processes. The partner(s) will be tasked with developing a mechanism, tool, or approach to educate healthcare providers on genetics and genomics, both basic concepts as well as areas relevant to family practice and more broadly to general healthcare delivery. The expectation is not that healthcare providers become specialists in the field of genetics and genomics, but rather understand its utility; how, when and where genomics and genetic testing can be used. The solution should be a resource for healthcare providers to support integration of genetics into front line care.


More information about the LifeLabs challenge can be found through the GeneSolve website: www.genesolve.ca. Please share this new funding opportunity with any colleagues who you think might be interested in submitting a solution to this challenge.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this challenge with LifeLabs or about the GeneSolve program in general.


Best regards,



Alison Dendoff CPIM, B.Sc.

New Programs Manager   Genome British Columbia

t. 604-637-4381  I  c. 604-762-7874  I  f. 604-738-8597  I  adendoff@genomebc.ca 


Attachment: GeneSolve _RFA_Program_Guidelines_July 21 2017 FINAL.pdf
Description: GeneSolve _RFA_Program_Guidelines_July 21 2017 FINAL.pdf