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Genomics plays a vital role in driving Québec's economic future. That is why Génome Québec aims at advancing knowledge in genomics by funding major research projects. In this section, you will discover all the latest achievements in the field of genomics.

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Génome Québec - Proud partner of the 12th Québec City Healthcare Industry Forum

Oct. 30, 2018

The Québec City Healthcare Industry Forum (FISQ) will take place December 5 and 6, at the Manège militaire Voltigeurs in Québec. Organized by Québec International, in collaboration with BIOQuébec, Génome Québec, Innovative medicines Canada and Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Génome Québec welcomes genomics expert from France

Oct. 3, 2018

At the International Congress on Personalized Health Care, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal from September 23 to 26, 2018, Professor Jean-François Deleuze, directeur du Centre national de recherche en génomique humaine, presented France’s 2025 Genomic Medicine Plan. Accompanied by Martin LeBlanc of Caprion and Dr. Tarik Möröy of the Montréal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Prof. Deleuze discussed France’s vision for the integration of genomics into clinical practice.


The discussion highlighted the difference between the French position, which focuses on a patient-centred approach and the clinical integration of genomics, and that of other countries. For instance, unlike the United Kingdom, whose strategy is more diversified, France has chosen to concentrate its efforts on developing a national medical and industrial sector in genomics medicine and on exporting this know-how.


The unique French approach was of interest to both panelists and participants, as it proved to be a source of inspiration for Québec and Canada. 

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Génome Québec congratulates the new Government

Oct. 2, 2018

The President and CEO of Génome Québec, Daniel Coderre, would like to congratulate the new Premier of Québec, François Legault, and his team. The election of a majority Government that places economic prosperity at the top of its priorities is welcome news.

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Harnessing Genomics to Improve Human Health and the Environment

Aug. 16, 2018

Génome Québec congratulates two Québec research teams who have been awarded major funding for projects in the sectors of human health and the environment. In total the teams secured funding of $5 million from a total of $21 million available across Canada under the Genome Canada Genomic Applications Partnership Program.

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Génome Québec is proud to support the Genome Project-write Canada event

Aug. 10, 2018

The Genome Project-write (GP-write) is an open, international research project led by a multidisciplinary group of scientific leaders who will oversee a reduction in the costs of engineering and testing large genomes in cell lines by 1,000-fold within ten years.

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Our new Annual Report is available online!

Aug. 2, 2018

We invite you to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report summarizing our activities.

Pleasant reading!

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Funding opportunity for doctoral scholarships in bioinformatics and cancer

July 23, 2018

Following scientific community consultations, the Oncopole has decided to prioritize training of doctoral students in bioinformatics in Quebec. To that end, the Oncopole has made a commitment to add to the doctoral awards offered by the FRQS in that discipline in 2019.  

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Fifteen high-school students explore the wonders of genomics

July 12, 2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre received today enthusiastic Secondary 3 and 4 students as part of a career discovery week in Life Sciences and Health Technologies (LFHT) organized by Montréal Relève, in collaboration with Montréal InVivo.

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Consultations for the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

July 11, 2018

The three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (the agencies)—have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence by fostering sound digital data management and data stewardship practices. 

The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, researcher data management plans and data deposit.

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Quebec Forum on Genetic Discrimination

July 10, 2018

The use of genetic information outside of the health context can create some concerns regarding the possibility that it may negatively affect someone based on their genetic profile, a phenomenon referred to as genetic discrimination.

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