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Daniel Coderre


Daniel Coderre

President and CEO


A certified corporate director (ASC - Administrateur de sociétés certifié) Daniel Coderre has a proven track record in public administration. He served as Rector of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) since 2009, where he acquired solid expertise in public administration and built a wide network of partners. Mr. Coderre holds a doctorate in biology from the Université de Sherbrooke. He began his career in 1982 as a biology professor at UQAM, where he supervised 85 masters and doctoral students and published nearly 100 scientific publications. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Vice-Rector of Research before being appointed Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Research from 2004 to 2009 and in 2009, as its Interim President. He has held positions on close to twenty committees, boards of directors, scientific, government and international committees and various commissions on science, technology and innovation. 


Marie-Kym Brisson


Marie-Kym Brisson

Vice President, Business Development, Partnerships and Communications


Marie-Kym Brisson has almost 25 years of experience in communication and public affairs in the life science, financial, political and cultural sectors. She has a long track record of achievements in environments influenced by various national sociopolitical agendas. Ms. Brisson holds a political science degree from Université de Montréal and a certificate in communication management from the École des hautes études commerciales, in partnership with the Publicité Club de Montréal.

Her current mandate is to develop and implement strategies to broaden the influence of Génome Québec and genomics in society. 


Claude Lamarre


Claude Lamarre

Vice President, Finance


Claude Lamarre has 25 years of experience in accounting and management. A business administration graduate and chartered accountant, he has strong expertise in financial management, certification, information systems and project funding. At Génome Québec, Mr. Lamarre supervises a financial team of 6 employees. He is in charge of financial and budget information and of implementing good financial management practices in accordance with the principles of good governance.

 


B.F. Francis Ouellette


B.F. Francis Ouellette

Vice President, Scientific Affairs


B.F. Francis Ouellette was the associate director of the Informatics and Biocomputing platform and a senior scientist at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Toronto, Ontario. Before his move to Toronto in 2007, Francis was an Associate Professor in the department of Medical Genetics at UBC and Director of the UBC Bioinformatics Centre (UBiC) at the Michael Smith Laboratories. Francis was trained at McGill University (undergraduate and graduate studies), as well as the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University (graduate studies). After working on the yeast genome sequencing project at McGill University, he took a position at the NCBI as GenBank coordinator from 1993 to 1998. Francis currently holds a position of Associate Professor in the department of Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto.

 

His work at the OICR involved bioinformatics training, as well as biocuration and management of cancer genomic data. He plans to continue his bioinformatics training work with bioinformatics.ca at Génome Québec. Since his work at the NIH, coordinating the largest Open DNA sequence database in the World (GenBank), Francis has been dedicated to ensuring openness of Science: the data it generates, and the publications that report them. Not only through his work, but on the various advisory boards and editorial boards he serves on: PLOS Computational Biology Education Editor; Associate Editor for DATABASE, an OUP Open Access journal; a number of NIH-funded Open Source and Open Data resource projects: The Saccharomyces Genome Database SAB member, the Galaxy Project SAB member, The GenomeSpace advisory member; the Human Microbiome Project advisory member. Francis is also on the Elixir-Europe SAB. Francis, until his position at GQ, was on Genome Canada’s Science and Industry Advisory Council (SIAC) for the last 4 years.


Daniel Tessier


Daniel Tessier

Vice President, Technology Centres


Daniel Tessier worked for the National Research Council (NRC) Biotechnology Research Institute for 19 years. His work in genetics, protein engineering, new technology implementation, including the NRC’s pan-Canadian microarray platform and biosensors for the private sector, has resulted in over 40 published articles. Mr. Tessier holds a Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. He has worked as Senior Director, Operations and Business Development for the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre from 2005 to 2012. In 2012, he was appointed Vice President, Technology centres where he oversees a team of 65 employees.The technology centres supports major research initiatives in genomic and offers leading-edge services to the scientific community.