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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.

Café scientifique on genetic discrimination

Café scientifique on genetic discrimination

Sept. 11, 2017

 

Next October 5, Génome Québec, in collaboration with the Association des communicateurs scientifiques, is organizing a café scientifique on genetic discrimination – protecting the citizen and advancing knowledge.

 

Genetic information raises complex issues for society. What are the risks for the citizen of being discriminated against by this information? What are the forms, if they exist, of genetic discrimination? What are the consequences of the fear of being discriminated against on the advancement of research and the health of citizens?

 

Come and hear Professors Yann Joly and Daniel Sinnett as they address these subjects at the café scientifique, moderated by Jean-François Cliche, journalist at Le Soleil.


THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN FRENCH.


 

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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

July 21, 2017

 

Génome Québec is happy to welcome in Montréal the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology that will take place from July 23 to 26 at the Palais des congrès.


We invite you to take this opportunity to visit the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre booth that will be on site.


For all the details regarding this event, click here.


 

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DNA Express Newsletter: Don't forget to subscribe to stay abreast of news and events

DNA Express Newsletter: Don't forget to subscribe to stay abreast of news and events

June 29, 2017

 

The Génome Québec Communications team is pleased to launch its new DNA Express newsletter today! Subscribe to learn more about Génome Québec's activities and current events.


 

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Inflammatory bowel disease: scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

Inflammatory bowel disease: scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

June 29, 2017

 

Montreal scientists and their international colleagues have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. Professor John D. Rioux and his team at the Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal, along with their colleagues with the International IBD Genetics Consortium, which brings together over 100 geneticists, gastroenterologists, and other researchers, combined efforts to produce a high resolution map to investigate which genetic variants have a causal role in the disease.


 

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Our new Annual Report is available online!

Our new Annual Report is available online!

June 21, 2017

 

We invite you to read our 2016-2017 Annual Report summarizing our activities.


Pleasant reading!


 

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Genomics in the spotlight at the BIO International Convention in San Diego

Genomics in the spotlight at the BIO International Convention in San Diego

June 20, 2017

 

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was present today at the BIO International Convention in San Diego for the Québec Pavilion opening. He took the opportunity to thank Health Minister, Dr. Gaétan Barrette, who reiterated its support in Génome Québec by highlighting the $40M granted to the organization in the last Québec budget.


 

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Génome Québec very proud to partner with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Génome Québec very proud to partner with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May 23, 2017

 

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was very proud to participate on Sunday in the signing of an agreement between Génome Québec and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The event was held as part of Québec's economic mission in Israel, led by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, along with Dominique Anglade, Québec's minister of economy, science and innovation.


 

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Apr. 3, 2017

 

Génome Québec invites you to view this short video on the importance of the patient-doctor relation in order to overcome barriers, accelerate research, facilitate funding and change perceptions.


 

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Don't miss the Genomics and Precision Health Networking Event

Don't miss the Genomics and Precision Health Networking Event

Mar. 13, 2017

 

Networking Event Genomics and Precision Health - Monday, March 27, 2017


Génome Québec, in partnership with Montréal InVivo, Québec International, BIOQuébec and Innovative Medicines Canada, is organizing a partnering event to foster the creation of collaborations/partnerships between Québec scientists involved in large-scale Genomics and Precision Health initiatives and innovative companies from the life sciences sector.


 

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Genomics - to boost Canada's outputs in the mining sector

Genomics - to boost Canada's outputs in the mining sector

Mar. 7, 2017

 

Discover how genomics can help to preserve a clean, safe and sustainable environment through the development of technologies to monitor and manage the impacts of humans, climate change, and invasive species on our environment.

 

Our team will regularly feature a video on the impact of genomics in key sectors of Québec's economy. Next to come, the aquaculture and fisheries sector.


 

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