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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.

Génome Québec applauds the appointment of Mona Nemer as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor

Sept. 27, 2017

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, would like to congratulate Ms. Mona Nemer on her appointment as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor.

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High-calibre leaders appointed to the Génome Québec Board of Directors

Sept. 26, 2017

Montréal, September 26, 2017 -The Chairman of the Génome Québec Board, Martin Godbout, is proud to announce the appointment of five new board members to its Board of Directors:

 -    Isabelle Bouffard, B. Sc.

Director, Research and Agricultural Policy Department, Union des producteurs agricoles

 -    Jean-François Ethier, M.D., CM, PhD, FRCPC

Clinical Research and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke

-    Paul Lepage, B. Eng., MBA, Dr h.c.

President, TELUS Health and Payment Solutions and Chairman of the Board, TELUS Ventures

 -    Sylvain Moineau, Ph D, MSRC

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bio-informatics, Université Laval

 -    Jennifer Stoddart, O.C., Ad. É.

Invited Scholar, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University

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Sept. 11, 2017

Next October 5, Génome Québec, in collaboration with the Association des communicateurs scientifiques, is organizing a café scientifique on genetic discrimination – protecting the citizen and advancing knowledge.


Genetic information raises complex issues for society. What are the risks for the citizen of being discriminated against by this information? What are the forms, if they exist, of genetic discrimination? What are the consequences of the fear of being discriminated against on the advancement of research and the health of citizens?


Come and hear Professors Yann Joly and Daniel Sinnett as they address these subjects at the café scientifique, moderated by Jean-François Cliche, journalist at Le Soleil.


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