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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.

June 21, 2022

The Zone Agtech and Génome Québec announce a partnership to accelerate the development of Québec genomic solutions for the agri-food sector.

Very well positioned internationally, Québec combines key expertise in artificial intelligence (thanks to its recognized international pole), in genomics (notably thanks to the Centre d’expertise et de services Génome Québec), and in agtech (thanks to its innovation zone, the Zone Agtech, which brings together more than 250 member companies and partners). With these three areas of expertise now combined, Québec has everything it needs to propel the development of world-class genomic solutions for the agri-food sector and, at the same time, to consolidate Québec's position on the international stage.

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Over $2.5 million for genomics solutions in agriculture and biofood, forestry and environment

June 9, 2022

Montréal, June 9, 2022 – Génome Québec, in partnership with the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), is proud to announce today the nine research teams, from four Québec universities, that have received major funding in genomics. The total investment, including that of public and private partners, amounts to more than $2.5 million as part of the first round of the Genomics integration program – Agriculture and biofood, forestry and environment.


According to Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine, Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Génome Québec, “This program brings together the major players in the different sectors to promote the application and commercialization of genomics technology. Many of the funded projects will develop innovations to improve the productivity and sustainability of Québec’s biofood sector, in collaboration with start-ups and SMEs in our ecosystem. This speaks to genomics’ maturity and potential to provide real-world solutions for the government and private companies.”


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