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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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$3M to accelerate the integration of genomics into clinical practice

Dec. 14, 2020

Génome Québec, in partnership with Genome Canada, is pleased to announce that two CARTaGENE scientific directors, Guillaume Lettre, PhD and Simon Gravel, PhD, have been awarded funding of more than $3 million for the GenoRef-Q Initiative. This initiative will sequence the genome of more than 2000 participants from previously genotyped individuals recruited for the CARTaGENE population-based cohort.

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Submission - ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec

Dec. 4, 2020

On November 27, 2020, Génome Québec took part in the 2017-2027 Québec Life Sciences Strategy renewal consultations led by the ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec and a submission was tabled.

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Order of Canada is bestowed on Dr. Guy A. Rouleau

Dec. 1, 2020

Génome Québec warmly congratulates Dr. Guy A. Rouleau for his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honors. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.


Dr. Guy A. Rouleau receives this honor for his excellence in clinical care and research, and for championing open science principles in the neuroscience community.




Text credit : Order of Canada website

Photo credit : The Neuro

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$1.5 million to support cancer research by leveraging data!

Nov. 5, 2020

Early this year, Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO joined forces to launch the “Omics Data Against Cancer” (ODAC) competition.Today, the three organizations are proud to announce the winners of this competition and to present their projects.

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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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Bartha Maria Knoppers to Accept the Esteemed Till & McCulloch Award

Sept. 15, 2020

Génome Québec would like to congratulate Bartha Maria Knoppers, O.C, O.Q, PhD, Professor and Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University who received the prestigious 2020 Till & McCulloch Award for her exceptional ethical, legal, and social implications paper in Science entitled, Biotechnologies nibbling at the legal “human."

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World Anti-Doping Agency and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have joined together to launch a Request for Applications that aims to develop biomarkers of doping

July 1, 2020

The development of novel biomarkers of doping is a key priority for anti-doping research. The challenges for the development and implementation of new biomarkers for anti-doping testing not only involve specific analytical approaches and omics technologies, but also require complementary expertise and research approaches that have been advanced in Quebec for the development of clinical biomarkers.

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In2novation contributes to relaunching the economy by supporting innovation

June 29, 2020

In2novation will support entrepreneurship by fostering international collaborations between the academic and research community and the private sector.

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