Dr. Bourque is a Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, a Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics and Medicine and the Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill Genome Center. He leads the Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) and the Epigenomics Mapping Center at McGill. He is on the External Consultant Panel of two functional genomics consortia funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute in the US (ENCODE and IGVF). Dr. Bourque is also on the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) and on the Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). Dr. Bourque’s research interests are in comparative and functional genomics with a special emphasis on applications of next-generation sequencing technologies. His papers have been cited 32256 times and his h-index is 64 (source Google scholar).
In 2019, his leadership in Digital Research Infrastructure was recognized and he was named as one of the 4 Directors of the Applicant Board of the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO), now the Alliance. In 2020, he served as the inaugural chair of the Research Council for the organization.