Génome Québec has appointed Francis Ouellette as VP of scientific affairs. In this role, Ouellette will lead efforts to define the company's vision and develop its scientific strategy. He will start in his new role Feb. 27. Prior to his work with Génome Québec, Ouellette served as associate director of the informatics and biocomputing platform and lead investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. He also served as associate professor in the department of medical genetics at the University of British Columbia, director of the UBC Bioinformatics Center at the Michael Smith Laboratories, and coordinated the GenBank database for the US National Institutes of Health.