Latest news

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.

<< < 1 2 3 > >>

To learn more on Genetic Discrimination

Oct. 5, 2017

To promote a better understanding and support decision making regarding the complex issues raised by genetic discrimination, Génome Québec asked the Centre of Genomics and Policy to produce a Policy Brief on the subject.

More details...

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.

More details...

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

More details...

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.


More details...

BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

July 21, 2017

Génome Québec is happy to welcome in Montréal the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology that will take place from July 23 to 26 at the Palais des congrès.

We invite you to take this opportunity to visit the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre booth that will be on site.

For all the details regarding this event, click here.

More details...

DNA Express Newsletter: Don't forget to subscribe to stay abreast of news and events

June 29, 2017

The Génome Québec Communications team is pleased to launch its new DNA Express newsletter today! Subscribe to learn more about Génome Québec's activities and current events.

More details...

Inflammatory bowel disease: scientists zoom in on genetic culprits

June 29, 2017

Montreal scientists and their international colleagues have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. Professor John D. Rioux and his team at the Montreal Heart Institute and Université de Montréal, along with their colleagues with the International IBD Genetics Consortium, which brings together over 100 geneticists, gastroenterologists, and other researchers, combined efforts to produce a high resolution map to investigate which genetic variants have a causal role in the disease.

More details...

Our new Annual Report is available online!

June 21, 2017

We invite you to read our 2016-2017 Annual Report summarizing our activities.

Pleasant reading!

More details...

Genomics in the spotlight at the BIO International Convention in San Diego

June 20, 2017

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was present today at the BIO International Convention in San Diego for the Québec Pavilion opening. He took the opportunity to thank Health Minister, Dr. Gaétan Barrette, who reiterated its support in Génome Québec by highlighting the $40M granted to the organization in the last Québec budget.

More details...

Génome Québec very proud to partner with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May 23, 2017

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was very proud to participate on Sunday in the signing of an agreement between Génome Québec and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The event was held as part of Québec's economic mission in Israel, led by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, along with Dominique Anglade, Québec's minister of economy, science and innovation.

More details...

<< < 1 2 3 > >>