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University of Guelph

+519-824-4120

Bovey Bldg
601 Gordon St, Guelph, ON
N1G 1Y2 Canada

Our Mission

To preserve threatened and endangered plant biodiversity through research, education, and service programs.

Research

GRIPP initiates and develops multifaceted research programs to further its conservation mandate.

With research personnel specializing in fields related to plant tissue culture, cryobiology, chemistry, molecular biology, physiology and integrated plant production systems, GRIPP interdisciplinary research programs aim to advance knowledge and application of in vitro technologies to provide science-based solutions for preventing the loss of plant biodiversity.

GRIPP Research
GRIPP Research

Research

GRIPP initiates and develops multifaceted research programs to further its conservation mandate.

With research personnel specializing in fields related to plant tissue culture, cryobiology, chemistry, molecular biology, physiology and integrated plant production systems, GRIPP interdisciplinary research programs aim to advance knowledge and application of in vitro technologies to provide science-based solutions for preventing the loss of plant biodiversity.

GRIPP Education

Education

GRIPP supports training individuals from all academic backgrounds in areas related to plant conservation.

GRIPP’s novel approach of merging conservation strategies with commercialization provides a unique environment for training of highly qualified personnel in fundamental and applied sciences. In addition to supporting undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral training, GRIPP is actively working to engage individuals and organizations of different backgrounds in promoting fundamental aspects related to plant conservation.

Service


GRIPP provides resources, expertise, and access to germplasm for conservation and commercialization of plant biodiversity.

GRIPP aims to develop a germplasm collection centre via development of in vitro and cryopreservation technologies. These technologies can then be applied to support local, national and international efforts to conserve and re-establish endangered plant species as well as crops of agronomic importance, in-situ and ex-situ.

GRIPP Service
GRIPP Service

Service


GRIPP provides resources, expertise, and access to germplasm for conservation and commercialization of plant biodiversity.

GRIPP aims to develop a germplasm collection centre via development of in vitro and cryopreservation technologies. These technologies can then be applied to support local, national and international efforts to conserve and re-establish endangered plant species as well as crops of agronomic importance, in-situ and ex-situ.

Our Projects

GRIPP aims to develop in vitro technologies for conserving, propagating, and redistributing endangered and threatened and plant species.
GRIPP Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis

Medicinal

GRIPP Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida

Ecologically Important

GRIPP Yukon Draba

Endemic

GRIPP Mingan Thistle Parks Canada

Culturally Significant

GRIPP Grey Background

The Gosling Foundation

GRIPP is primarily funded by the Gosling Foundation, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The Gosling Foundation is a registered private Canadian Foundation. Its interests include environmental education with particular emphasis in developing appreciation and awareness of nature to prompt its protection, and protection of ecologically significant land through a variety of means including acquisition.

Susan and Philip Gosling of the Gosling Foundation

The Gosling Foundation

GRIPP is primarily funded by the Gosling Foundation, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

The Gosling Foundation is a registered private Canadian Foundation. Its interests include environmental education with particular emphasis in developing appreciation and awareness of nature to prompt its protection, and protection of ecologically significant land through a variety of means including acquisition.

Susan and Philip Gosling of the Gosling Foundation
We can despair about this, we can regard it as inevitable, or we can say: Let’s do something, let’s save what we can while we can.
DR. PHILIP R. GOSLING

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Our Species

GRIPP is working to conserve North American endangered and threatened species so that future generations can benefit