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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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Genomics and Feeding the Future: 2014 Research Competition

June 16, 2014

2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Competition to Focus on Food Safety, Security and Sustainable Production


Ottawa, Ontario, June 16, 2014 — Genome Canada, in partnership with the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), today launched a Request for Applications for the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future. The Competition will support research projects that will create new knowledge and inform public policy for Canada’s agri-food and fisheries & aquaculture sectors and contribute solutions that can help feed the world’s growing population. All documentation here.

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Génome Québec salutes the 2nd Conifer Genome Summit

June 16, 2014

The second Conifer Genome Summit is being held in Québec this week. The event takes place in the Forêt Montmorency and brings together sixty researchers from Europe and North America. This meeting follows on the first summit held in Sweden last year at the same time, in Björkliden, Lapland above the Arctic Circle.


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Génome Québec is proud to recognize a major investment by AmorChem for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

June 4, 2014

AmorChem investment of $1.5 million will serve to develop new diagnostic and prognostic tools for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients to predict how they should be treated based on the genetic make-up of their tumor. 

This funding is part of a multi-institution initiative led by Dr. Guy Sauvageau, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Investigator of the Institute for Research and Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal and by Dr. Josée Hébert, Associate Investigator at IRIC and Director of the Québec Leukemia Cell Bank and hematologist at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.

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Inauguration of the Genomics Centre of the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec

May 26, 2014

Québec City, May 26 2014 – The Genomics Center of the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec, with its high-tech equipment, offering services to over 300 research teams each year, was officially inaugurated today. This center enables research professionals from the CHU de Québec, affiliated with the Université Laval, to maintain and develop their acquired leadership in this cutting-edge area of genomics.

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Invitation for a recruitment activity with postdoctorates in San Diego

May 16, 2014

As part of the BIO International Convention taking place June 23-26, 2014 in San Diego, Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec and Marc LePage, President and CEO of Génome Québec, invite postdoctoral students to come and discuss career opportunities Québec has to offer in the life science sector.

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Congratulations to Anie Perrault, new Executive Manager of BioQuébec

May 15, 2014

Génome is pleased to announce the appointment of Anie Perrault as Executive Manager of BioQuébec. 


Mrs. Perrault has over 20 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. A member of several boards notably, that of Loto-Québec, Anie Perrault is currently City Councellor for the City of Bromont and serves on the Research and ethics Committee for Génome Québec. She held the position of Vice President of  Communications at Genome Canada from 2001 to 2006 and prior to this, she was National Communications Director for Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). She brings solid knowledge of the political and media environment, having acted as consultant to several federal elected officials over the course of her career, among them, the Right Honourable Joe Clark.

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The Université de Montréal pays tribute to our top Quebec researchers

Apr. 30, 2014

On April 29, 2014, the Université de Montréal, in the presence of Rector Dr. Guy Breton and Vice-Rector Research, Geneviève Tanguay, honored researchers who have distinguished themselves by awards, honors and major grants during the year.

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Must read in Science: A study by Pr. Philip Awadalla on the variations in genetic material found in mitochondria

Apr. 25, 2014

The study, "High-Resolution Genomic Analysis of Human Mitochondrial RNA Sequence Variation”, was achieved thanks to the 40,000 Quebecers who participated in the CARTaGENE project led by Philip Awadalla, professor at the Pediatrics Department of the Université de Montréal.

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Let’s Talk About Risk: Personalizing Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

Apr. 11, 2014

Don't miss Show me the evidence's current issue on Pr. Jacques Simard's project on Personalized risk stratification for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

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“ Community Involvement is in our DNA ”: Génome Québec launches a new program for its employees

Apr. 7, 2014

Génome Québec is proud to announce the launch of a community involvement recognition program for its employees. We invite you to learn more on the program by consulting the Sponsorship section on our website.

To fill out an application, click here.

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