Major investments for 11 Québec genomics projects

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Monday February 4, 2019

Major investments for 11 Québec genomics projects

Major federal and provincial investments in the genomics sector were announced today in conjunction with three recent Genome Canada competitions. 

In total, Québec secured $18 million for 11 projects, a share of more than 30% of the overall federal funding available. The strong performance by Québec researchers in Genome Canada’s most recent competitions positions Québec as a key driver of innovation.

Today’s announcement included 11 projects funded in three competitions:


The GAPP program (Genomic Applications Partnership Program) created to promote partnerships between university researchers and end users to meet the needs of key sectors (human health, agriculture, forestry, environment)


The Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition launched to promote the development of next-generation technological innovations in genomics.


The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition designed to support the development of approaches using artificial intelligence and other advanced computer-based techniques, as well as methods to process the massive sets of data generated by genomics.

Read the press release

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