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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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Big data: Québec stands out in genomics in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology

Sept. 13, 2016

Montréal, September 13, 2016 - Génome Québec would like to commend the Québec research teams for their performance in the 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB) launched by Genome Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In all, four projects were awarded $1 million in funding, representing one-quarter of the total federal envelope.

Congratulations to the following researchers and their teams: François Major (Université de Montréal) and Thomas Duchaine (McGill University), Jesse Shapiro (Université de Montréal) and Luis Barreiro (CHU Sainte-Justine), and the team headed by Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill University) who will undertake two projects, one with Nicolas Moitessier (McGill University) and another with Olivier Tremblay-Savard (University of Manitoba).


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Announcement of the new President and CEO of Génome Québec

Sept. 8, 2016

The Génome Québec Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Coderre as the organization's new President and CEO. Recognized for his extensive knowledge of the issues facing science and technology and for his reputation as an outstanding leader, Mr. Coderre will be bringing to Génome Québec his wealth of experience acquired in Québec, in Canada and around the world. 


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Genetic testing for dummies!

Sept. 2, 2016

The term "genetic testing" doesn't have the same meaning for everyone. What does it mean for you? A DNA test to establish the paternity of an alleged father is not the same as a genetic test to determine someone's predisposition to certain diseases. In both cases, we're looking into a person's genome.


To help you get a clearer idea on this subject, our team has prepared an information page that will help you understand what genetic testing is and its utility.


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Congratulations to Patrice Allibert and the team at GenePOC

Sept. 1, 2016

Génome Québec congratulates Patrice Allibert and the team at GenePOC, who received an investment of $10M from the Debiopharm Group. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of the technology and the world-wide launch of its portable diagnostics system developed in Québec and enabling rapid microbial testing in less than an hour at the point of care.


The system was developed by GenePOC, a company funded in 2007 by Dr. Michel C. Bergeron of the Infectious Disease Research Centre at Université Laval through several Canadian funding agencies, including Génome Québec. 


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Genomics and agriculture - for competitive and innovative products

Aug. 29, 2016

Discover how genomics is helping Canadians create high value products, gain a more diverse global market share, and increase exports.


Each week, our team will present a video on the impact of genomics in key sectors of Québec's economy. Next week, the energy sector.


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BioCanRx Funding Opportunity

Aug. 23, 2016

BioCanRx has set the next intake date for funding applications in its rolling, open call process. BioCanRx builds on past and ongoing investments in the area of cancer biotherapeutics that have a clear path to, or are ready for, clinical trials. They are strengthening Canada's ability to translate the unfolding promise of immune-based cancer therapies into benefits for patients.


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Genomics - for accurate, timely and effective solutions in health care

Aug. 22, 2016

Here's a short video to quickly understand the important role of genomics in the human health sector.


Each week, our team will present a video on the impact of genomics in key sectors of Québec's economy. Next week, don't miss the agrifood sector.


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2015-2016 Annual Report

July 22, 2016

We invite you to read our 2015-2016 Annual Report summarizing our activities.

Pleasant reading!


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World-wide breakthrough in Québec - first vaccine agains the Zika virus

July 20, 2016

Researchers from Université Laval's Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDRC) have made a breakthrough towards the development of a new vaccine against the Zika virus which will be tested for the first time in humans.


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New Genome Canada competition - Genomics Technology Platforms

July 20, 2016

Genome Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the Genomics Technology Platforms: Operations Support and Technology Development Funds competition.

 

 


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