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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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Launch of a new Genome Canada competition in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (B/CB)

Dec. 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce this new competition seeking proposals aimed at supporting projects focusing on the development and/or creation of new bioinformatics and computational biology tools and/or methodologies that will be required to deal with the complexity of data generated by "omics" technologies.


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Concordia University agrifood researchers receive major funding

Dec. 1, 2017

Génome Québec congratulates Pr. Adrian Tsang’s team, whose research will be funded as part of the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). 


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Two Québec Researchers Funded to Study the Societal Implications of Genomics Research

Nov. 15, 2017

Congratulations to professors David M. Secko of Concordia University and Michel Dorval of Université Laval, who will be supported by a joint initiative of Genome Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in social sciences and humanities research and related activities pertaining to research in the field of genomics.


This allotment has been revealed this morning by the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kristy Duncan, as part of a major funding announcement by the SSHRC, that will support 3344 research projects throughout Canada and abroad.


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The latest edition of our newsletter is now online!

Nov. 13, 2017

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Pr. Jacques Simard of Université Laval honored at the 73rd ACFAS Gala

Nov. 9, 2017

The renowned researcher received yesterday the prestigious Léo-Pariseau Award, during the 73rd Acfas Gala, an event dedicated to the recognition of excellence in francophone research. 


The Léo-Pariseau Award celebrates a researcher's excellence and the outreach of his work and actions in the fields of biological science or health science. 


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Québec Embraces Specialized Training in Genomics

Nov. 8, 2017

Genome Quebec and the QNPHC are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Health Education England (HEE) of the United Kingdom, to develop a specialized training in genomics for healthcare professionals. 


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Researchers Discover Eight New Epilepsy Genes

Nov. 6, 2017

Génome Québec congratulates Dr. Jacques Michaud from the CHU Sainte-Justine who led the study with other researchers including Dr. Patrick Cossette from Université de Montréal. The study led to the identification of eight new epilepsy genes, thanks to the use of whole-genome sequencing, which had never been done before in an epileptic study of this scope.


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Panel - Health innovations and public understanding: The urgent need to close the gap

Oct. 31, 2017

As part of the 11th Québec City Healthcare Industry Forum, Génome Québec, in collaboration with BIOQuébec, is organizing the panel Health innovations and public understanding: The urgent need to close the gap.


Is it possible to successfully take a turn towards innovation in health without public support? For major international leaders, the answer is "no"... So what if our big challenge for coming years was to make ourselves understood?


This panel will assess how well the life sciences sector is faring when it comes to getting its message out. Are we targeting the right audiences? Do we truly understand the importance of communication and the risk of not communicating? How can we use communications in a context of cultural change? Why is it so difficult to be heard? What does the media landscape look like in 2017?


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Genome Canada - Upcoming funding opportunity

Oct. 30, 2017

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (B/CB) Competition. This competition is anticipated to be formally launched in December 2017 with detailed Guidelines and application forms available at that time.


This funding opportunity will be aimed at supporting research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics[1] and computational biology[2] (B/CB) as it relates to genomics[3] across all of Genome Canada's sectors, i.e., human health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and the environment.

 

 

The major objectives of this RFA are to:

  1. Support the development of next generation Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools and methodologies that will be required to deal with the large amounts of data produced by modern genomics technologies, analyze and integrate complex data sets and to better understand the associated biology
  2. Provide broad and timely access of these Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools to the research community.


The Competition will support proposals under two streams:

  • Stream 1: proposals mainly impacting the human health sector
  • Stream 2: proposals mainly impacting one or more of the other sectors, i.e., agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and/or the environment

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A major study finally reveals the secrets on the genetics of breast cancer

Oct. 23, 2017

In this breast cancer awareness month, two major articles on the subject were published in Nature and Nature Genetics. The studies, the result of a major international collaboration involving hundreds of researchers worldwide, identified 72 new common variants that contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer.


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