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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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World Anti-Doping Agency and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have joined together to launch a Request for Applications that aims to develop biomarkers of doping

July 1, 2020

The development of novel biomarkers of doping is a key priority for anti-doping research. The challenges for the development and implementation of new biomarkers for anti-doping testing not only involve specific analytical approaches and omics technologies, but also require complementary expertise and research approaches that have been advanced in Quebec for the development of clinical biomarkers.


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In2novation contributes to relaunching the economy by supporting innovation

June 29, 2020

In2novation will support entrepreneurship by fostering international collaborations between the academic and research community and the private sector.


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COVID-19 - Unprecedented research combining genomics and artificial intelligence

June 17, 2020

Génome Québec is proud to announce funding for a new research project intended to accelerate the discovery of antiviral COVID-19 medications. 


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Génome Québec commends the federal government’s contribution to research

Apr. 23, 2020

The President and CEO of Génome Québec, Daniel Coderre, applauds Ottawa’s decision to invest $40 million in research on sequencing the genomes of the virus and of patients to better understand the behaviour and evolution of the virus, as well as the different immune reactions by patients. The initiative is part of a $1 billion package of measures announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in support of medical research into COVID-19.


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Congratulations to Guy Rouleau, recipient of a Gairdner Award

Apr. 3, 2020

Dr. Guy Rouleau received the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award 2020 for his outstanding work on identifying and elucidating the general mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases, such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), autism and schizophrenia.


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Marc Bergeron Appointed Vice President, Finance

Mar. 31, 2020

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Bergeron to the position of Vice President, Finance, starting April 1, 2020. Mr. Bergeron will be taking over from Claude Lamarre, who is retiring after thirteen years of service.


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COVID-19 – A New Initiative from the Québec Research Sector

Mar. 26, 2020

As part of the initiatives put forward to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fonds de recherche du Québec and Génome Québec have tasked a group of researchers with establishing the Québec COVID Biobank.


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Génome Québec activities remains operational

Mar. 19, 2020

Génome Québec is closely monitoring the development of the situation caused by COVID-19 and has taken all the necessary measures to reduce the risk of transmission. The safety of our employees and partners is an absolute priority. All travel has been cancelled; employees are all working from home and the largest gatherings that cannot be held remotely have been postponed. We are operating in strict compliance with the guidelines issued by the government.


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Canada SynBio 2020 is postponed

Mar. 19, 2020

Given the situation around COVID-19 and actions being taken by the Canadian, Quebec and Ontario governments, the Canada SynBio conference, which was supposed to take place on June 3rd in Montreal, is postponed. The health and wellbeing of the attendees, speakers, staff and general public remains the top priority.


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Québec Government reiterates its confidence in Génome Québec

Mar. 12, 2020

The budget presented on March 10, by the Minister of Finance, Éric Girard, sends a very encouraging message to the research and innovation community, particularly in life sciences, with many indications in the budget pointing to a solid commitment to knowledge. 


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