Kwantlen Polytechnic University receives grant to support genomics research

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has received a $20,000 grant through the BC Agri-Innovation program to develop and verify a DNA profiling strategy for hydrangeas, to accurately identify varieties to ensure consistency and to support the development and registration of new varieties. With additional funding support from Van Belle Nurseries (Abbotsford, BC) this project will be led by Dr. Paul Adams, the lead of KPU’s new Applied Genomics Centre, which is exclusively focused on the genomics and metabolomics needs of Canada’s agricultural sector.

The governments of Canada and British Columbia are supporting 14 new projects with more than $2.4 million through the Canada-British Columbia Agri-Innovation Program to help create opportunities in the provinces agricultural and technology sectors.