During the 31st edition of the Entretiens Jacques Cartier (EJC) being held in France, Génome Québec is pleased to announce that an international tripartite partnership agreement has been signed with the Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Étienne – Université de Lyon and the Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (CLARA). 

According to Daniel Coderre, “by transferring know-how and expertise and by developing outreach activities, we can help make this shift from the lab to the clinic a success for society.” Both Québec and France wish to strengthen their leadership in genome-based health research throughout the Francophonie and thus assert their position as global leaders. “This partnership is a strategic one for Génome Québec given that successfully leveraging the full benefits of genomics involves public education, knowledge building and social acceptance,” added Mr. Coderre.  

The Entretiens Jacques Cartier (EJC), organized every year alternatively in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and in Québec, are the largest gathering of French-speaking researchers, academics, policy makers, business leaders and cultural actors. They focus on promoting the synergy of the network, enhancing the reputation and appeal of the regions involved and fostering discussion on bilateral business practices.

Read the press release.

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