Our Team

Daniel Coderre

Daniel Coderre

President and CEO

Since September 2016, Daniel Coderre is President and CEO of Génome Québec, an organization supporting scientific and strategic development of genomics in Québec.

A certified corporate director (ASC - Administrateur de sociétés certifié) Mr. Coderre has a proven track record in public administration.

Daniel Coderre served as Rector of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) from 2009 to 2016, where he acquired solid expertise in public administration and built a wide network of partners.

He 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, Strategic Development and Public Affairs

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.


Serge Marchand

Serge Marchand, PhD

Vice President, Scientific Affairs

With 30 years of experience in the Québec research field, Serge Marchand has an impressive track record in the science sector. Before joining Génome Québec in January 2019, Serge served as the Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé from 2017 to 2019, an experience that helped him better understand and promote provincial, national and international interactions among members of the academic community, industry and politics in support of science and research progress in Québec.

Having completed his PhD in Neurological Sciences, Serge was Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Université de Sherbrooke for over 15 years. As a scientist, he was affiliated to the Sherbrooke University Hospital Research Center, within the Inflammation-Pain axis, axis that he created and developed. From 2008 to 2013, he was the Research Center’s Scientific Director, period during which he obtained funding to double the space of the center and new medical imaging equipment.

Author of over hundred scientific articles and recipient of several distinctions, Serge has served on numerous national and international committees and boards. Within his mandate, he will be responsible for the overall vision of Génome Québec’s Scientific Affairs Branch and developing initiatives that meet the needs of strategic sectors while focusing on generating wealth here in Québec.

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.