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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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Québec Researchers Ahead of the Curve in Disruptive Technologies

Dec. 9, 2016

Montréal, December 9, 2016 - Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is proud to announce that five Québec research teams have been awarded funding under the 2015 Disruptive Innovation in Genomics Competition.

"The expertise and leading-edge infrastructures now available here in Québec make it possible for genomics technology to unleash its tremendous potential for developing innovative solutions in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. Québec's outstanding performance in this competition is a clear indication that university research is a thriving sector with significant economic potential." Daniel Coderre, President and CEO, Génome Québec

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Joint federal and provincial announcement: Funding of more than $21 million for genomics in Québec

Dec. 8, 2016

Montréal, December 8, 2016 - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, announced today funding in the amount of $10.8 and $10.4 million respectively for genomics in Québec. This welcome news demonstrates the resolve of the federal and provincial governments to making research and innovation one of their core strategic priorities.

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was pleased with our governments' renewed support of the excellent genomics work being carried out in Québec universities. The funding will primarily be used to finance genomics projects that aim to find sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the environment and natural resources.

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World AIDS day: research must continue!

Dec. 1, 2016

On this World AIDS day, Génome Québec salutes the hard work and perseverance of Québec researchers and clinicians working in this sector.

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Génome Québec congratulates the teams of Guillaume Bourque, Yann Joly and Tomi Pastinen

Nov. 17, 2016

Congratulations to the teams of researchers Guillaume Bourque, Yann Joly and Tomi Pastinen, whose research results were published in the prestigious journal Cell and other renowned scientific magazines. These scientific articles are the results of their research projects funded through the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium initiative.


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Don't miss the next Rendez-Vous Génome Québec

Nov. 15, 2016

Thursday December 8, don't miss the next Rendez-Vous Génome Québec on the theme: The future of "omics" applications.


The Rendez-vous Génome Québec 2016 will focus on researchers leading initiatives using next-generation "omics" technologies in very diverse areas of research.

Keynote speakers are Sally Aitken (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Tim Reddy (Duke University, North Carolina). Topics covered will include: personalized health, environmental genomics, agri-food and aquaculture genomics.

The event will take place at:
McGill New Residence Hall
3625 Park Avenue, Montréal, H2X 3P8 

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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity

Nov. 7, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017. Detailed guidelines and application forms will be available at that time. 

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Researchers Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of Non-invasive Prenatal Screening in Quebec

Oct. 17, 2016

Adding non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current prenatal testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches based on blood tests and amniocentesis, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

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Two Québec projects win under the Canadian partnership program between academics and industry

Oct. 11, 2016

Montréal, October 11, 2016 - Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is proud to announce the results of the 6th funding round of the Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP), a pan-Canadian Genome Canada competition. 

The first winning research team is spearheaded by Pierre Thibault of Université de Montréal with Jean-Jacques Dunyach of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The second team is led by Claude Robert of Université Laval with Brian Sullivan of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc., Marquis Roy of Olymel S.E.C./L.P. and Claude Vielfaure of HyLife Ltd.

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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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