Our Team



Daniel Coderre


Daniel Coderre

President and CEO


Since September 2016, Daniel Coderre is President and CEO of Génome Québec, an organization supporting scientific and strategic development of genomics in Québec.

A certified corporate director (ASC - Administrateur de sociétés certifié) Mr. Coderre has a proven track record in public administration.

Daniel Coderre served as Rector of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) from 2009 to 2016, where he acquired solid expertise in public administration and built a wide network of partners.

He holds a doctorate in biology from the Université de Sherbrooke. He began his career in 1982 as a biology professor at UQAM, where he supervised 85 masters and doctoral students and published nearly 100 scientific publications. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Vice-Rector of Research before being appointed Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Research from 2004 to 2009 and in 2009, as its Interim President.

He has held positions on close to twenty committees, boards of directors, scientific, government and international committees and various commissions on science, technology and innovation.


Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine


Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine

Vice President, Scientific Affairs


Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine is a senior research administrator with close to 20 years of experience in the academic and biopharmaceutical sectors as well as in research funding agencies. From 2007 to 2017, she was the Senior Director of Scientific affairs at Genome Quebec. In her role of Executive Director of the Oncopole, she participated in the design and launch of several large-scale oncology projects in Quebec. She also worked at the federal level, in Director of Research roles at Brain Canada and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Stephanie started her career in the industry leading preclinical research for BioAxone Therapeutic. She holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry, followed by postdoctoral training in neuroscience. Her current role is to oversee the research investment strategy and operations for the different partnerships and funding programs at Genome Quebec.


Marc Bergeron


Marc Bergeron

Vice President, Finance and Administration


A seasoned financial manager, Mr. Bergeron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from HEC and has earned several national and international certifications. He has twenty years of experience in the strategic management of financial services and ten years as assistant comptroller and in other accounting roles within major international organizations. Before joining the Génome Québec team in 2017, he served as Manager, Corporate Strategic Initiatives, at Roche Diagnostics. In addition to his duties, Marc was invited to participate in various international working groups, including one on financial best practices and another on the development of a budget process automation platform, which was implemented globally at Roche. Under his leadership, and for twelve consecutive years, his teams earned recognition for best performance in the quality of financial information.


Marie-Kym Brisson


Marie-Kym Brisson

Vice President, Strategic Development and Public Affairs


Marie-Kym Brisson has almost 25 years of experience in communication and public affairs in the life science, financial, political and cultural sectors. She has a long track record of achievements in environments influenced by various national sociopolitical agendas. Ms. Brisson holds a political science degree from Université de Montréal and a certificate in communication management from the École des hautes études commerciales, in partnership with the Publicité Club de Montréal.

Her current mandate is to develop and implement strategies to broaden the influence of Génome Québec and genomics in society. 


Daniel Tessier


Daniel Tessier

Vice President, Technology Centres


Daniel Tessier worked for the National Research Council (NRC) Biotechnology Research Institute for 19 years. His work in genetics, protein engineering, new technology implementation, including the NRC’s pan-Canadian microarray platform and biosensors for the private sector, has resulted in over 40 published articles. Mr. Tessier holds a Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. He has worked as Senior Director, Operations and Business Development for the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre from 2005 to 2012. In 2012, he was appointed Vice President, Technology centres where he oversees a team of 65 employees.The technology centres supports major research initiatives in genomic and offers leading-edge services to the scientific community.