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 is a recognized manager with a passion for public affairs and communications who counts 25 years of experience in the research and innovation, finance, political and cultural sectors. She has an extensive track record of achievement in areas shaped by the social and political agendas in Québec and Canadian context. For the past 15 years, Marie-Kym has dedicated her career to the strategic development of genomics in Québec. In this capacity, she has implemented various initiatives aimed at promoting cooperative partnerships and broadening the influence of genomics in the human health, agriculture/agrifood, forestry and environmental sectors.

 

She has been particularly involved in the development of Génome Québec’s mission on education, training and social acceptance with innovative, school-based programs for youth, such as DNA Mission. She has served on the board of directors of the Cancer Research Society and for several years now has been on the board of a residential facility for people living with HIV-AIDS. Since August 2020, she is co-chair of the Génome Québec Concertation Table on Precision Medicine.

 

Marie-Kym Brisson graduated from the Université de Montréal with a degree in political science and communications. She also holds a certificate in Management Leadership from the Institut de Leadership du Québec.