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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.

Don't miss the 2016 edition of the Rendez-Vous Génome Québec

Sept. 28, 2016

Friday September 30, don't miss the 2016 edition of the Rendez-Vous Génome Québec on the theme: "Improving Genomics through Collaboration and Innovation".


This year, the Rendez-Vous Génome Québec will feature ten researchers leading initiatives using next-generation "omics" technologies in very diverse areas of research. Keynote speakers are Stacey Gabriel (Genomics Platform - Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) et Anne-Claude Gingras (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute). 

The event will take place at:

Amphithéâtre Fisher, salle TR-54

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Two new female members join the Génome Québec Board

Sept. 16, 2016

Montréal, September 16, 2016 - The Chair of the Génome Québec Board of Directors, Martin Godbout, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board. Sophie D'Amours and Anie Perrault are both seasoned professionals in the fields of public administration, forestry, innovation and biotechnology.

The team at Génome Québec is proud to have on board two recognized leaders with extensive experience in strategic sectors of major value for the advancement of genomics.

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Big data: Québec stands out in genomics in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology

Sept. 13, 2016

Montréal, September 13, 2016 - Génome Québec would like to commend the Québec research teams for their performance in the 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB) launched by Genome Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In all, four projects were awarded $1 million in funding, representing one-quarter of the total federal envelope.

Congratulations to the following researchers and their teams: François Major (Université de Montréal) and Thomas Duchaine (McGill University), Jesse Shapiro (Université de Montréal) and Luis Barreiro (CHU Sainte-Justine), and the team headed by Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill University) who will undertake two projects, one with Nicolas Moitessier (McGill University) and another with Olivier Tremblay-Savard (University of Manitoba).

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Announcement of the new President and CEO of Génome Québec

Sept. 8, 2016

The Génome Québec Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Coderre as the organization's new President and CEO. Recognized for his extensive knowledge of the issues facing science and technology and for his reputation as an outstanding leader, Mr. Coderre will be bringing to Génome Québec his wealth of experience acquired in Québec, in Canada and around the world. 

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Genetic testing for dummies!

Sept. 2, 2016

The term "genetic testing" doesn't have the same meaning for everyone. What does it mean for you? A DNA test to establish the paternity of an alleged father is not the same as a genetic test to determine someone's predisposition to certain diseases. In both cases, we're looking into a person's genome.

To help you get a clearer idea on this subject, our team has prepared an information page that will help you understand what genetic testing is and its utility.

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Congratulations to Patrice Allibert and the team at GenePOC

Sept. 1, 2016

Génome Québec congratulates Patrice Allibert and the team at GenePOC, who received an investment of $10M from the Debiopharm Group. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of the technology and the world-wide launch of its portable diagnostics system developed in Québec and enabling rapid microbial testing in less than an hour at the point of care.

The system was developed by GenePOC, a company funded in 2007 by Dr. Michel C. Bergeron of the Infectious Disease Research Centre at Université Laval through several Canadian funding agencies, including Génome Québec. 

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