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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.

A Québec researcher working with a team from British Columbia to protect Canadian forests against pests

Oct. 17, 2014

Génome Québec is proud to recognize the participation of researcher Roger C. Levesque from the  Institute for Integrative Systems Biology of Université Laval, as co-project leader of Richard Hamelin's project (University of British Columbia), with Cameron Duff from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. This project, issued from the Genome Canada’s GAAP competition, aims at early detection of pests in Canadian forests by next generation biosurveillance.

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Genomics working for the economy and the environment

Oct. 15, 2014

Two new Québec projects in genomic research selected under the Genomics Application Partnership Program (GAPP), a Canadian competition organized by Genome Canada. GAPP was created to encourage partnerships between university researchers and industry users.

"What is most encouraging and promising is the way this program aligns university research with industry needs, generating momentum toward innovation.”, stated Marc LePage.

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Discovery of a novel heart and gut disease: The genetic mutation involved would date back to 12th century Vikings

Oct. 7, 2014

Génome Québec is proud to recognize the discovery by the team of Dr. Gregor Andelfinger, cardiologist pediatrician and researcher of CHU Sainte-Justine of Université de Montréal. The team, composed of researchers of Université de Montréal, of CHU de Québec, Université Laval and Hubrecht Institute, has discovered a rare disease affecting both heart rate and intestinal movements.

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New horizons for synthetic biology

Oct. 6, 2014

Génome Québec is proud to participate in the synthetic biology workshop - New horizons for synthetic biology research, public policy and industry - that will be held at Concordia University, October 27 and 28, 2014. The workshop is an opportunity for Canadian and British scientists to discuss the developement of this leading sector. 

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