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.
May 22, 2013
May is a special time of year in Québec, as the province celebrates Tree and Forest Month. As a fitting tribute, John Mackay and Jean Bousquet, two Québec-based scientists from Laval University, have made a major breakthrough in the rapidly evolving field of forestry research. Working in partnership with Canadian and Scandinavian researchers, they have completed a large-scale international study on the DNA of coniferous trees. The team has, in fact, sequenced the full genome of the white spruce and Norwegian spruce. These findings are expected to yield significant benefits for the environment and the forest industry’s competitiveness.
Congratulations to the Québec teams for their performance in the 2012 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition
Apr. 25, 2013
Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, announced the results of the 2012 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition.
Apr. 18, 2013
Génome Québec would like to commend the excellence of Québec researchers and congratulate them for their exceptional performance in the Genomics and Personalized Health competition launched by Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
Apr. 18, 2013
PEOPLE (Marie Curie) Calls for Proposals
Calls for proposals in the PEOPLE program, which includes the International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF), International Incoming Fellowship (IIF), International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) and Initial Training Networks (ITN), were published in March.
For more information on each of these programmes, please click here.
Apr. 18, 2013
April 18 is DNA Day in several countries, including the United States and Europe. This is an important date in the world of scientific research since 60 years ago, Watson and Crick discovered the DNA structure. In addition, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the first human genome sequencing (completion was announced April 14, 2003).
Apr. 17, 2013
Genome Canada competition: Québec research fares extremely well
The support provided by Génome Québec and the hard work of Québec researchers have paid off. They fared extremely well, since over 60 percent of the federal co-funding available used to carry out the 12 projects (out of 17) selected as part of the Genome Canada competition will involve researchers from Québec universities.
Mar. 27, 2013
Working with an international consortium conducting research on breast, ovarian and prostate cancer among 200,000 people, Professor Jacques Simard, researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Centre and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Oncogenetics at Université Laval, was actively involved in the discovery of DNA "spelling mistakes" linked to breast cancer. These mistakes – known as genetic variations – are directly involved in the risk of developing breast cancer.
Feb. 27, 2013
The Canadian Cancer Society has awarded $2.3 million to Université de Montréal and its Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) for Dr. Claude Perreault and Dr. Guy Sauvageau research whose work aims to develop new treatments against cancer.
Feb. 25, 2013
An excellent report on rare diseases was broadcasted on Découverte at Radio-Canada. Dr. Nada Jabado and Dr. Jacques Michaud explain the role of genomics in understanding the origin of rare diseases.
Feb. 15, 2013
The Government of Québec announced today an investment in the Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer (PMPC). The PMPC will be under the leadership of Caprion Proteome Inc., a Montreal-based biotech company specializing in the discovery and development of protein-based diagnostic biomarkers.