The Consortium received $15.569 million in total project funds from various federal, provincial and private sources to be spent over 5 years.  $6.315 million was awarded through the Major Innovation Fund (MIF) from the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development, and $9.254 million was leveraged through matching funds. We would like to acknowledge the following funders for their contributions to our work:


Matching Sources of Funding



  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Center
  • Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada (CFC)
  • Genome Canada
  • Genomics Research & Development Initiative (GRDI)
  • Mitacs
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Tri Council
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


  • Alberta Health Services (AHS)
  • Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL)
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
  • Public Health Laboratories (formerly ProvLab)

Academic Institutions

  • Iowa State University
  • Olds College
  • University of Alberta
    • Cooperative Program in Agricultural Marketing & Business
    • Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
  • University of Calgary
    • Anderson-Chisholm Chair
    • Faculty of Law

Industry Partners

  • Alberta Beef Producers (ABP)
  • Diasorin Inc.
  • Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Techlab Diagnostics


  • China Graduate Scholarship