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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.

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Rob Annan to Lead Genome Canada

Nov. 12, 2019

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Genome Canada, Chair of the Board Elizabeth Douville, announced today the appointment of Mr. Rob Annan, as the organization’s new President and CEO, starting January 1, 2020. 


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Rendez-vous Génome Québec 2019

Nov. 11, 2019

We are excited to announce the next Rendez-Vous Génome Québec focusing on omics and Human Health.


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Genomics to Improve Food Safety

Nov. 7, 2019

To promote a better understanding and support decision making regarding issues of food traceability, Génome Québec asked the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) to produce a Policy Brief on the subject.


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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity

Oct. 15, 2019

2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition:
Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in discussion with other organizations as potential partners for this competition.   


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Sylvain Moineau awarded the 2019 Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin

Oct. 11, 2019

Génome Québec congratulates Prof. Sylvain Moineau who was awarded the prestigious 2019 Prix du Québec Marie-Victorin for his outstanding career and his contribution to genomics.


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Upcoming funding opportunity

Sept. 30, 2019

Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO advise the research community of the upcoming launch of the Omics Data Against Cancer Competition (ODAC).


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$20 million invested in genomics research

July 19, 2019

Génome Québec is pleased to share the Québec results in conjunction with two Genome Canada competitions.

In total, Québec secured $20 million funding for four projects that will drive the development of genomics solutions in the fisheries, agri-food, health and digital sectors


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A strategic collaboration between IVADO and Génome Québec

June 20, 2019

Génome Québec is proud to announce its financial participation in nine genomics projects selected for funding under the IVADO Fundamental Research Funding Program


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Sylvain Moineau awarded l'Ordre national du Québec

June 17, 2019

Génome Québec would like to congratulate Professor Sylvain Moineau, from Université Laval, who received the prestigious Order of Québec as an Officer for his outstanding career and his contribution to genomics.


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Phase 2 study of cystinosis treatment receives authorization of clinical trial application by Health Canada

June 11, 2019

Funded by Génome Québec and Genome Canada under the Genome Canada Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), this trial will be led by Dr. Paul Goodyer, a professor of pediatrics at McGill University and recognized leader in hereditary renal disease. 


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