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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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  • Integrated Microbial Biodiversity

Microbes and the Environment

by CIFAR
May 9 / 17
As oceans temperatures warm and oceans change, understanding the role of microbes in the environment is more important than ever, says CIFAR Fellow John McCutcheon (University of Montana).

This is the final installment in our video series on CIFAR's Integrated Microbial Biodiversity program, its unique collaborative approach and the big role microbes play in our world.