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.

A collaboration with public-private partners
The health and environment sectors have immense potential to leverage genomics innovations. These key sectors consolidate Québec’s economic competitiveness and fostering the well-being of the Québec population and its environment. Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine, Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Génome Québec, stated, “Thanks to the collaboration of multiple partners, whether from the public, private or academic sectors, we can meet the challenges facing our society in terms of both health and the prevention of climate change. Genomics is not only providing concrete and sustainable solutions, but also a vector for innovation in research and technological applications.”

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