Montréal, October 11, 2016 – Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, is proud to announce the results of the 6th funding round of the Genomic Application Partnership Program (GAPP), a pan-Canadian Genome Canada competition. 

The first winning research team is spearheaded by Pierre Thibault of Université de Montréal with Jean-Jacques Dunyach of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The second team is led by Claude Robert of Université Laval with Brian Sullivan of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc., Marquis Roy of Olymel S.E.C./L.P. and Claude Vielfaure of HyLife Ltd.

“Once again, Québec has emerged as a leader with promising projects in a range of sectors. This variety illustrates the cross-sectoral nature of genomics, a disruptive technology that is transforming everything from human health and agrifood to natural resources and the environment. The growing capacity of genomics to meet social and industry needs is proof of its key contribution to Québec’s economy. It is a major catalyst for economic growth that is revolutionizing the world as we know it, even faster than the digital wave,”
Daniel Coderre said.

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