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BioZone Community Outreach

BioZone aims to improve the society and environment both through research and community outreach.


Join us in creating a world in which:

  • microorganisms are harnessed to convert wastes into useful materials or energy
  • algae are farmed to produce clean, renewable food and energy
  • living cells are designed that make green consumer products and cheap and effective pharmaceuticals
  • bacteria are programed to clean up chemical pollutants in contaminated groundwater
  • damaged tissue in sick or injured people can be repaired using engineered cells
  • foods are enhanced with micronutrients to alleviate malnutrition around the world

BioZone community outreach blog:

  • Cleaning up benzene contamination

    Cleaning up benzene contamination

    Benzene is a simple hydrocarbon that occurs naturally in crude oils and refined fuels, and is used as a precursor in industrial processes. It is a common contaminant in fuel storage and industrial sites. Benzene is highly toxic and carcinogenic, and therefore its removal from sites near human habitation is …
  • Reducing landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions with better biotechnology

    Reducing landfill waste and greenhouse gas emissions with better biotechnology

    Population growth in Canada has resulted in a significant increase in the amount of organic waste. Canada produced over 25 million tons of waste in 2014, with 64% sent to landfills. Landfills, the most common way of disposing waste, are a major source of methane gas. Methane is 21 times …
  • The Tree of Lemons and Oranges: Using biotechnology to revitalize the traditional forestry sector

    The Tree of Lemons and Oranges: Using biotechnology to revitalize the traditional forestry sector

    By Jullie-Anne Gandier The technique of grafting, joining two plants with the intention of growing them as one, can produce quite curious garden varietals. In fact, the branches of a lemon tree can be bound to the trunk of an orange tree to produce a plant which bears both oranges …