Montréal, September 13, 2016 – Génome Québec would like to commend the Québec research teams for their performance in the 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB) launched by Genome Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In all, four projects were awarded $1 million in funding, representing one-quarter of the total federal envelope.

Congratulations to the following researchers and their teams: François Major (Université de Montréal) and Thomas Duchaine (McGill University), Jesse Shapiro (Université de Montréal) and Luis Barreiro (CHU Sainte-Justine), and the team headed by Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill University) who will undertake two projects, one with Nicolas Moitessier (McGill University) and another with Olivier Tremblay-Savard (University of Manitoba).

The results announced today confirm Québec’s standing as a leader in research and innovation in the era of big data. “By strengthening its critical mass and stimulating innovations through data management and analysis, Québec is giving itself the tools it needs to become a hub of digital entrepreneurship in niches, such as genomics, which offer strong economic potential,” said Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec.



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