By Ma’n H. Zawati, Executive Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy – McGill University

On June 13, 2019, the Centre of Genomics and Policy  (CGP) celebrated its 10th anniversary at McGill University. Since June 2009, the CGP has been located at the McGill University/Genome Quebec Innovation Centre and works at the crossroads of law, medicine, science and public policy. Applying a multidisciplinary perspective and collaborating with national and international partners, the CGP analyzes the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing the promotion, prevention and protection of human health, with a core interest in genomics and its multiple applications.

Over the past decade, the CGP has worked on more than 175 research projects and employed close to 120 young researchers and staff members (cumulatively). Its research output in the past 10 years alone includes the publication of more than 650 peer-reviewed papers. The CGP benefits from a large network of collaborators across five continents and its members are leading founders and contributors to several international consortia, including the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). As Prof. Bartha Knoppers, Director of the CGP, put it during the celebration event attended by close to 80 colleagues, friends and supporters, McGill representatives, Faculty and staff members: “Today we celebrate 10 years of innovation…10 years of innovation through collaboration!”

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June 27, 2019