Dynamic Innovator Bringing Genomics to Cranbrook

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Image shows Dr. Robin Coope, Instrumentaion Group Leader at BC Cancer Society's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
Dr. Robin Coope will be exploring genomics at a free presentation on March 11 at College of the Rockies.

Genome British Columbia is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Cranbrook for the fourth year in a row. “Engineering genomics” is a lively and engaging presentation about the interplay of technology and life sciences by Dr. Robin Coope with a special video introduction by Dr. Jennifer Gardy, a national figure in science communication. Community members are welcome to join him at College of the Rockies for a conversation about genomics and how we can use DNA sequencing to solve all sorts of mysteries – including how a disease outbreak happens.

Dr. Robin Coope is Instrumentation Group Leader at the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre and Co-Director of the Genome BC Technology Development Platform. Dr. Coope, with a diverse career in science TV, art installations, Lego robots and research innovation is well known in the life sciences community for his enthusiasm and diverse portfolio of projects, from laboratory automation to medical devices.

“We are delighted that Dr. Coope is able to bring his insight and knowledge to the people of Cranbrook”, says Dr. Alan Winter, President & CEO of Genome BC. “This young researcher is at the forefront of his field and he will bring a special combination of energy and passion to their presentation.”

This free public talk begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 11th at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook Main Campus Lecture Theatre, Room 250. For more information and to register for this free event please visit: www.genomebc.ca/cranbrook.

Genome British Columbia is a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada’s West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $625M in research projects and science and technology platforms. Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environment, bioenergy, mining and human health, the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada.

In addition to research, Genome BC is committed to openness, meaningful dialogue, public outreach, and educational leadership, and as such, seeks to foster understanding and appreciation of the significance of genomics and proteomics science and technology among teachers, students and the general public.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Boon
Communications Specialist, Genome BC
Phone: 778-327-8374
E-mail: jboon@genomebc.ca