Concordia receives $29M for green waste genomics facility

November 8, 2011 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

The Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics (CSFG), which covers 5,400 square metres over three floors, was constructed with a $29,345,427 grant under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. The consortium of Marosi+Troy, Cardinal Hardy and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte designed the space as an additional wing that connects to the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex.

The building includes the latest in genomics, biotechnology and bioinformatics laboratories. Its open spaces were designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations and bolster cooperation with industry partners. The CSFG’s ultimate goal is to produce breakthroughs in genomics research that will transform green waste — stalks, twigs, agricultural straws and leaves — into renewable and alternative chemicals and fuels. The CSFG houses 150 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research professors and its facilities are available to the external research community.

The CSFG is adorned by an outdoor public artwork, Figures en lisère, which is prominently displayed on Sherbrooke Street. Designed by sculptor Marie-France Brière, the work weighs over 30,000 pounds, stands 20 feet high and connects the surrounding community with the scientific explorations taking place inside the centre.

For more information visit the CSFG website.

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