Studying Microbiology in Canada
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
|University of Sherbrooke
The Masters program in Biology includes four main areas of study: bio-data processing, molecular and cellular biology, ecology, and microbiology.
The Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine employs a team of researchers working in the following sectors:
- Molecular genetics
- Genetic expression
- Cellular transformation
- Medical microbiology
Research from recent years has made rapid progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanism which is essential in the life of a cell. Molecular biology has become a discipline of study whose ramifications extend into all fields of research in biology. The impact of these discoveries has allowed new biotechnologies to flourish, the rise of genomic/proteomic and acceleration in the discovery of the rate/rhythm of those applications will be numerous, in particular in the field of health.
- Sherbrooke University Hospital Clinical Research Centre
- The RNA group have a state-of-the-art facility for the study of RNA structure and function. A major goal for our group is to maintain an infrastructure that facilitates the exchange of information between members of all labs. Accordingly, the group initiated a regional seminar series, acquired several pieces of shared equipment (e.g. Laser assisted confocal microscope, FPLC, Spectrofluorometer, Bioanalyzer, Instant Imager, etc.), and invested in a bioinformatic platform that includes a comprehensive database for reagents and experimental results.
List of Faculty
Sherif Abou Elela, Ph.D. - Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression
Brendan Bell, Ph.D. - MÉCANISMES D'EXPRESSION GÉNIQUE DANS LE CANCER ET LE SIDA
Benoit Chabot, Ph. D. - ÉPISSAGE ALTERNATIF DES ARNS PRÉMESSAGERS
Antonio Conconi, Ph.D. - LÉSIONS DE L’ADN, RÉPARATION ET MAINTIEN DU GÉNOME
Eric Frost, Ph. D. - Chlamydia and Atherosclerosis
Roscoe Klinck - Annotation fonctionnelle des protéines essentielles produites par épissage alternatif
Kerri Kobryn, Ph.D. - Entretien des télomères chez le spirochète de la maladie de Lyme.
Sophie Michaud, M.D. - Épidémiologie clinique et moléculaire des entérites à Campylobacter jejuni (CJ).
Jacques Pépin - ÉPIDEMIOLOGIE DES MALADIES TRANSMISSIBLES
Alain Piché, M.D. - LA THÉRAPIE GÉNIQUE POUR LE CANCER
Claudine Rancourt, Ph. D. - LA THÉRAPIE GÉNIQUE POUR LE CANCER OVARIEN
Louis Valiquette - DÉVELOPPEMENT, INTÉGRATION ET VALIDATION D'OUTILS CLINIQUES VISANT À PRÉVENIR LES INFECTIONS NOSOCOMIALES ET EN AMÉLIORER LA PRISE EN CHARGE.
Raymund J. Wellinger, Ph.D. - LA RÉPLICATION DES TÉLOMÈRES
Financial Support Available
Stipends are paid from grants by supervisors.
Admissions and Enquiries
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Medicine
University of Sherbrooke
3001, 12e avenue Nord
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4
Email: Carole.Picard@USherbrooke.ca OR Sylvie.Carrier@USherbrooke.ca