Génome Québec, in partnership with the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), is particularly excited to announce the 10 research teams, representing five academic institutes in Québec, that have won major funding in genomics. The total investment, including public and private partners, amounts to over $2.5 million as part of the second round of the Genomics Integration Program – Agriculture and Biofood, Forestry and Environment.
“Following a highly successful first cycle, the second round of this program looks promising. Funded projects will, among other things, develop genomic solutions to counter pathogens that threaten the productivity of the bio-food and forestry sectors, design new biostimulants for agriculture and optimize urban farming systems, all from a sustainable development perspective. This opportunity will catalyze many collaborations between the scientific community, Québec start-ups and SMEs, enabling them to grow and innovate with the help of genomics,” according to Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine, Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Génome Québec.
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