KPU expands Applied Genomics Centre for agricultural innovation


Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus officially opened the newly expanded Applied Genomics Centre (AGC), a facility that provides highly specialized genetics research for the agricultural sector. Thanks to more than $9M in combined funding from the Government of British Columbia, KPU, and others, the AGC will build a second lab space and furnish it with state-of-the art genomics equipment. The funding has also supported the development of a team of 30 researchers, including faculty, laboratory staff, and undergraduate students. “It’s really about capacity–increasing the number of students that we can have and the number of industry partner projects that we can take on,” said KPU AGC Director Dr Paul Adams. “The new lab is not only creating new space but also adding new equipment, which gives us new opportunities for projects.”

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