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McGill and Genome Canada announce new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal

The development and implementation of the new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal will be led by McGill University’s Dr. Guillaume Bourque, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, and Director, Canadian Center


McGill leads in urgent virus variant research network

Experts across Canada, including researchers at McGill, are working to understand the impact of COVID-19 virus variants of concern on the health of Canadians and our public health measures. Today,


‘All hands on deck’: Montreal scientists step up in urgent COVID-19 variant hunt



McGill team wins grant to study ‘trained immunity’ with Japanese researchers

Joint research program between the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research focuses on advancing technologies in epigenomics, deepening McGill’s relationship with Japan’s


First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak

Today the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre announced the initial results of their study into the genetic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome,


Deux biobanques pour lutter contre la COVID-19

Face à la pandémie de COVID-19, deux biobanques ont rapidement été mises sur pied pour faciliter la recherche. Comment en apprendre davantage sur le virus SARS-CoV-2 et ses impacts sur


McGill Genome Centre fosters partnership between Canada and UK on COVID genomic research

Partnership will support efforts to sequence and analyze the spread and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how it affects patients Over the last weeks, the McGill Genome Centre has established a


The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) launch new partnership

COG-UK and CanCOGeN are working together to share knowledge and protocols  The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium is collaborating with the newly formed Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) as it launches a


Social Science and Humanities researchers also active in battle against COVID

McGill’s SSHRC Institutional Grant and MI4 co-fund 12 projects exploring the social dimension of the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve McGill researchers are the recipients of a total of $179,258 in one-time


The Quebec COVID-19 Biobank – an essential weapon against COVID

Inter-institutional initiative is similar to other efforts abroad to catalogue samples gathered from COVID-19 patients, but the quality of the data and samples, as well as the long-term focus of