Pr. Bartha Maria Knoppers of McGill University named Great Montrealer


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Thursday November 20, 2014

Pr. Bartha Maria Knoppers of McGill University named Great Montrealer

Génome Québec congratulates Mrs. Bartha Maria Knoppers, named 2014 Great Montrealer. She is the first woman lawyer to be honoured in the scientific category.


A lawyer specialized in the ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and medicine, Ms. Knoppers is a professor in the Department of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and Director of the Centre for Genomics and Policy administratively attached to the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. 



Professor Knoppers is a world leader in the fight for the social appropriation of genetics and genomics. She has played a leading role at Genome Canada and Génome Québec and at the core of the Québec biomedical research infrastructure with, among others, CARTaGENE, the Canadian Stem Cell Network and UNESCO's Human Genome Organization (HUGO).


Each year, the Board of Trade of Metropolitain Montréal pays tribute to key figures who have enriched the city’s economic, cultural, scientific, and social scenes through their vision and their involvement in the community. Learn more about the Great Montrealers.

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