Vice – Président of Scientific Affaires / Génome Québec
With 30 years of experience in the Québec research field, Serge Marchand has an impressive track record in the science sector. Before joining Génome Québec in January 2019, Serge served as the Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé from 2017 to 2019, an experience that helped him better understand and promote provincial, national and international interactions among members of the academic community, industry and politics in support of science and research progress in Québec.
Having completed his PhD in Neurological Sciences, Serge was Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke for over 15 years. As a scientist, he was affiliated with the Sherbrooke University Hospital Research Center, within the Inflammation-Pain axis, axis that he created and developed. From 2008 to 2013, he was the Research Center’s Scientific Director, period during which he obtained funding to double the space of the center and new medical imaging equipment.
Author of over a hundred scientific articles and recipient of several distinctions, Serge has served on numerous national and international committees and boards. Within his mandate, he will be responsible for the overall vision of Génome Québec’s Scientific Affairs Branch and developing initiatives that meet the needs of strategic sectors while focusing on generating wealth here in Québec.