Change at the realm of Génome Québec

    MONTREAL, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ -
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    Montréal, February 26, 2009 - Mr. Jean-Marc Proulx, Chairman of the Board
of Génome Québec, announced earlier today that the Executive Committee has
accepted the resignations, effective immediately, of Mr. Paul L'Archevêque and
Ms. Carole Jabet, respectively President Chief Executive Officer and Vice
President Scientific Affairs of Génome Québec. During the interim, Mr. Proulx
will assume these responsibilities and work closely with the management team
already in place at Génome Québec.
    On behalf of the Board Members and on his behalf, Mr. Proulx stated, "I
wish to thank both Mr. L'Archevêque and Ms Jabet for their contribution in the
advancement of genomics in Québec, as well as having contributed to making
this organization a leader in its field and now a world-class organization".
    For his part, Mr. L'Archevêque commented, "I am very proud of Génome
Québec's achievements and I continue to believe in the importance of an
organization such as Génome Québec, which is a key player in the innovation
    Mr. Proulx wanted to add, "All regular activities of Génome Québec will
continue to be performed according to the business plan".
    About Génome Québec

    Génome Québec is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to
reinforce Québec's innovation system in genomics by financing major genomics
research initiatives. The investments of more than 400 million dollars since
2001 have contributed to accelerate the discovery of new applications, such as
screening tests, therapeutic tools in human health or new environmental
procedures in agriculture and forestry. The funds invested by Génome Québec
come from the ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de
l'Exportation of Québec, the Government of Canada through Génome Canada and
from private partners. To find out more about Génome Québec and genomics,
visit its Web site at
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For further information:

For further information: Marie-Kym Brisson, Director, Public Affairs and
Communications, Génome Québec, (514) 398-0668

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