On November 13th, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced, at the University of Toronto, a significant investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP). For the occasion, many new research chairs and the renewal of several others were announced. Michael Tyers, Principal Investigator at the IRIC and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine (Université de Montréal) obtained the renewal of his research chair in Systems and Synthetic Biology.