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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.

Genomics: from the lab to the radio

Aug. 23, 2021

On Radio-Canada's program Les années lumière which aired last August 22, researchers Valérie Langlois and Louis Bernatchez were able to popularize the scope of the ITrackDNA project. 

Génome Québec is very proud to support these renowned researchers for whom environmental DNA (eDNA) is a wonderful tool to gather accurate information regarding the environment and its biodiversity in a non-invasive way.


To listen to this enriching interview (in French only)

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Génome Québec announces an overall investment of $18.4 M in innovative research projects on the environment

July 22, 2021

Génome Québec announced today a total investment of $18.4 million in innovative projects on the environment. The Board of Directors of Genome Canada approved funding for eight Canadian projects under the Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment competition with a budget allocation of $58.6 million. Six of the eight projects involve Québec researchers, which means Québec is receiving 31% of the overall budget available nationwide.


The projects will receive close to $4 million in co-funding from Génome Québec, which will be managing them in partnership with Genome British Columbia, Genome Alberta and Ontario Genomics. A total of 19 Québec researchers from various universities are working on these innovative projects that will advance our understanding of biodiversity in Québec and Canada and develop technologies for bioremediation and plastic waste recycling.


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Jennifer Stoddart admitted as Knight of the Ordre national du Québec.

June 28, 2021

As early as 1982, with her solid training as a historian, Jennifer Stoddart distinguished herself by publishing, within the Clio collective, the book L'histoire des femmes au Québec depuis quatre siècles. In the 2000s, she was able to reframe the right to privacy, having served with authority and effectiveness as President of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec, and then as Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Since 2014, she has been co-chair of several working committees of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

(Text credit: Ordre national du Québec)



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Jan. 29, 2021

As part of today's announcement by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Génome Québec is proud to collaborate on the SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance program for Québec, an initiative of more than $11M bringing together several partners. 

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Genomics Integration Program - Human Health

Jan. 15, 2021

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS - In order to increase the value of genomic discoveries, Génome Québec is offering grants ranging between $50,000 and $200,000 to fund collaborations between academic researchers and partners capable of implementing/commercializing the results of their research. The funds are to be used to establish a proof of concept required to obtain subsequent funding. Projects must be related to Human Health and include at least one aspect derived from “omic” technologies (genomic, epigenomic, metabolomic, metagenomic, nutrigenomic, pharmacogenomic, proteomic, transcriptomic, etc.).

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