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The Fonds de recherche congratulate the Québec researchers who earned 60% of the funding granted through a federal genomics competition

The Fonds de recherche du Québec congratulate the Québec researchers who earned close to 60% of the federal funding granted as part of a genomics and personalized health competition held by Genome Canada in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Through Génome Québec, the Québec government invested $34.2M in the initiative. The announcement was made by Mr. Pierre Duchesne, minister of higher education, research, science and technology, at the Assises nationales de la recherche et de l’innovation in Québec.

“Our researchers have distinguished themselves by their excellence and are recognized leaders in the personalized healthcare field,” affirmed Québec’s chief scientist Rémi Quirion.

Of the 17 projects that were selected nationwide, eight are led by Québec researchers in six health research centres and institutes supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé: the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, the research centre of the Montréal Heart Institute, the Université de Montréal Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, the Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec, and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Four other projects involve collaborations between Québec researchers and experts in universities across Canada.

The projects are in various fields, including oncology, screening, prenatal diagnosis, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disease and neurology. A complete list of researchers and projects is available here.

About the Fonds de recherche du Québec

Reporting to the minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) aim to ensure the strategic and coherent development of research in Québec as well as provide funding, foster research training, establish partnerships to deliver on their mandate and support knowledge mobilization.


Benoit Sévigny
Director of Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Fonds de recherche du Québec
514 864-1619