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Movers & Shakers: Oct 23, 2009


Genome Canada announced last week that Martin Godbout is stepping down from Genome Canada after a decade as its founding president and chief executive officer.

Godbout is returning to the private sector.

In a statement, Genome Canada said Godbout "created a global presence through Genome Canada where Canadian scientists can participate in groundbreaking international research." With his team, he helped secure more than $840 million in government funding, resulting in "the leveraging of close to $1 billion in leading edge genomics and proteomics research" across the country, the non-profit organization added.

Its board has created a transition team made up of board members and management personnel who will oversea the appointment of Godbout's successor and the management and operations of Genome Canada during the interim.

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