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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.

Funding for innovative therapies for hereditary ataxias

Apr. 28, 2023

It is with great enthusiasm that Génome Québec, Ataxia Canada and Muscular Dystrophy Canada announce the launch of the Innovative Therapies for Hereditary Ataxias competition to encourage the discovery and development of new therapies and to mobilize the research ecosystem. The three organizations aim to jointly invest $1M to support three projects with a maximum of $330,000 per project for a period of two years. 

The goal of this competition is to meet the needs of people affected by these rare neurological diseases, to enable them to benefit from genomic innovations and to encourage the development of innovative therapies. It supports the objectives and orientations of the provincial and federal governments, notably by accelerating therapeutic innovation (Politique québécoise pour les maladies rares) and by supporting research to improve access to affordable and effective drugs for the treatment of rare diseases. 

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Genomic Monitoring of Pathogens in Water (GeMPaW)

Apr. 26, 2023

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Genomic Monitoring of Pathogensin Water strategic initiative, led by Génome Canada.

This $10 million investment will help Canada defend its population, wildlife and environment from major threats posed by emerging pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes. Through cutting-edge genomic surveillance in water and pan-Canadian collaboration, this strategic initiative will prepare Canada for future pandemics and other emerging health challenges with a One Health approach.  


Explore the initiative’s first funding opportunity for a Community coordination and collaboration hub.

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An investment of nearly $16.5 million for health and environmental solutions

Apr. 18, 2023

Montréal, April 18, 2023 — Génome Québec is pleased to highlight the performance of Québec researchers in a pan-Canadian competition. More than $16.5 million will be invested in genomics in Québec, including $5.5 million through Génome Québec. As part of this announcement, 28% of the available Canadian funding envelope was allocated to projects in Québec. These investments will help accelerate the commercialization of genomics and increase its real-world applications. These funds were announced by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program.

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