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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.

Dr. Claude Perreault and Dr. Guy Sauvageau received grants of more than one million dollar

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.

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TV coverage on Découverte: genomics at the rescue of rare diseases

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.

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Launch of the Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer

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.

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“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy”

Feb. 13, 2013

February 12, 2013,the President Barack Obama mentionned the importance of innovationin the US economy in his State of Union adress:


“If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.”

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Dr. Alain Moreau, new Director of the CHU Sainte-Justine

Feb. 13, 2013

Dr. Alain Moreau was appointed on January 28 Director of the CHU Sainte-Justine. Dr. Moreau is a professor at the Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dentistry and Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. His research interests include, among others, the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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The Viscogliosi Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Musculoskeletal Disorders - winner of the Premio Venezia 10th edition

Feb. 11, 2013

The Viscogliosi Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre is among the winners of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada 2012 Premio Venezia. The Chamber recognizes annually the excellence in partnerships between Italy and Québec in various sectors of activity, including human health.

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Forest genomics on the agenda of the Natural Resources Forum

Feb. 7, 2013

Do not miss Pr. John MacKay, forest genomics specialist at Université Laval, who will  present: Renewing and enhancing Québec forests through genome science. This presentation will take place Friday February 8th. at the Palais des congrès de Montréal during the Natural Resources Forum organized by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal.

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