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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.

GAPP Projects: Genomics solutions in agriculture, agrifood, health and the environment

Oct. 26, 2020

Génome Québec is proud to announce that four research teams have received major funding in agriculture, agrifood, health and the environment in Québec.  The funds were awarded for projects under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).

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Access to data and samples from the Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19

Oct. 16, 2020

The Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19 (BQC19), Génome Québec and the Québec COVID - Pandemic Network (QCPN) invite the scientific community to submit their requests for access to the BQC19 data and samples, starting October 15, 2020.


The data-only access process will be continuous and will provide immediate access to currently available data. Currently, these correspond to genome-wide genotyping, host genome sequencing, and clinical data on more than 500 BQC19 participants, divided between SARS-CoV-2 positive participants and control cases. The process will be extended to other data as it becomes available.


Applications including biological samples will be processed through a competitive process to ensure optimal use of the samples. Three competitions will be organized per year. Applications for the first competition are accepted from October 15 to November 16, 2020. Access will be given following completion of the evaluation process in January 2021.


To submit a 2020 access request, CLICK HERE.

For any information request on the access process, please contact

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Génome Québec announces the appointment of its new Vice President, Scientific Affairs

Oct. 6, 2020

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is happy to announce the appointment of Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine, PhD as Vice President, Scientific Affairs. The decision was unanimously endorsed by the Board of Directors on September 23, 2020. Ms. Lord-Fontaine will be taking up her duties on October 19, 2020.

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