Organization: Genome Quebec

Quebec to train healthcare professionals in genomics with help from UK

Genome Quebec and the Quebec Network for Personalized Health Care (QNPHC) have forged an agreement with Health Education England to obtain translation and distributions rights to the UK’s internationally renowned training and education programs in genomics and precision medicine. The two Quebec organizations are collaborating to adapt and integrate the introductory genomics training program into continuing…

Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine

Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine has been appointed to Oncopole, a newly created R&D and investment hub for cancer research. Oncopole was established last February as a partnership between the Fonds de Recherche du Québec — Santé (FRSQ) and Merck & Co Inc, the latter of which is contributing $15 million over three years. Lord-Fontaine’s appointment was announced…

Daring to innovate: Quebec launches five-year strategy for research and innovation

Quebec has come a long way in strengthening its knowledge capacity since the early days of the Quiet Revolution. The notion of investing in S&T for its economic, social and cultural development has always been central to its policy platforms irrespective of political party. The May 11 release of the 126-page Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (SQRI) by Quebec premier Philippe Couillard signals a major shift by the province to aim much higher and up the province’s innovation game.

Quebec Budget opens provincial coffers with $834M to stimulate research and innovation

The Quebec government has committed $834 million over five years to research and innovation, including unprecedented increases for post-secondary research after recording its second consecutive Budget surplus. The new funding arrives ahead of the province’s latest research and innovation strategy, due next month, as well as a new life sciences strategy expected before the end of April.

BF Francis Ouellette

Genome Quebec has appointed BF Francis Ouellette as VP scientific affairs effective February 27, bringing more than 20 years of experience in bioinformatics. Ouellette has spent the past 10 years at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research as a lead investigator and associate director of its informatics and biocomputing platform. He was also employed by…

Genome Quebec and Oxford announce partnership

Quebec premier Philippe Coulliard has announced a partnership between Laval Univ, Genome Quebec and Oxford Univ as part of a provincial trade mission to the UK. Coulliard visited London where he called for broader ties in the areas of trade, research and innovation targetting aerospace, information technologies, life sciences and clean tech. The genomics partnership…

Genome Quebec and Oxford announce partnership

Quebec premier Philippe Coulliard has announced a partnership between Laval Univ, Genome Quebec and Oxford Univ as part of a provincial trade mission to the UK. Coulliard visited London where he called for broader ties in the areas of trade, research and innovation targetting aerospace, information technologies, life sciences and clean tech. The genomics partnership…

Quebec funds seven public-private life sciences projects

Seven life sciences research projects worth $140 million have been announced by the Quebec government with $62.5 million in assistance from the $125-million Partnership Fund for an Innovative, Healthy Quebec. Launched May/13, the fund encourages public-private research partnerships in the biopharmaceutical sector, including medical devices. Priority was given to disciplines for which Quebec displays specific…

CIHR spearheads national epigenetics consortium

A select group of Canadian and Japanese stakeholders have pooled $41 million in funding over five years to launch an epigenetics research consortium to examine how environmental factors can alter the expression of DNA. The Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) will receive $28.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, augmented…