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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

INRS Institut Armand-Frappier


Department Applied Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Experimental Health Sciences, and Biology


Overview M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology

Wanting to help decrease the shortage of qualified manpower in the area of biotechnology, INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier offers an adequate graduate study program corresponding to the pluridisciplinary and industrial nature as well as to the numerous aspects of the applied biotechnology area. The major objective of this program is to offer our students the possibility of acquiring extensive and pluridisciplinary knowledge in the area of applied microbiology. The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired through this program under the supervision of experienced researchers will prepare our students to undertake doctorate studies or join the workforce immediately.

M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology

This program focuses on forming specialists with an expertise in two related disciplines. It answers a growing demand for disciplinary decompartmentalization in order to assure a thematic approach to health and environmental problems. The flexibility of this program allows the definition, on an individual basis, of a major orientation in virology or in immunology while allowing the candidate to acquire a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the complementary discipline. Thanks to this polyvalent training, this program prepares the candidates to either pursue doctorate studies or enter the workforce.

M.Sc. in Experimental Health Sciences

The main objective of this graduate study program is to initiate students to fundamental research in the experimental health sciences. By favoring molecular or cellular approaches, the student will perform research studies to evaluate the consequences of toxic substances present in the environment on human health. During his/her studies, the student will have to acquire knowledge on the relationship between environmental aggressors and at least two key physiological systems (endocrine, nervous, immune, reproductive, gastro-intestinal, pulmonary or cardio-vasculary).

Ph.D. in Virology and Immunology

The main objective of this program is to form open-minded leaders with a solid basic training able to solve pluridisciplinary problems. This program answers a growing demand for researchers able to join research teams using their complementary expertise to help resolve problems related to human and animal health and to the environment as well as the associated biotechnologies. The flexibility of this program allows the definition, on an individual basis, of a major orientation in virology or in immunology while allowing the candidate to acquire a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the complementary discipline. Thanks to this polyvalent training, this program prepares the candidates to a state-of-the-art career either in universities, governments or industries.

Ph.D. in Biology

The main objective of this program is to form researchers in biological sciences, through the development of elaborate disciplinary knowledge, of analytical capabilities and a sense of synthesis. Students will join pluridisciplinary teams oriented towards solving problems. Their training will be complemented with a knowledge of personnel and budget management and elementary pedagogy.



List of Faculty Maximilien Arella – Approches moléculaires pour le diagnostic d'infections virales (papillomavirus, virus d'insectes et de poissons); Analyse génotypique et phéno-typique du virus de l'immuno-déficience humaine (VIH).

Christiane Ayotte – Stéroïdes anabolisants

Réjean Beaudet – Biodégradation anaérobie du pentachlorophénol. Étude de bactéries aérobies thermophiles isolées d’un bioréacteur aérobie thermophile traitant du lisier de porc.

Jacques Bernier

Mathieu Cellier – Study of the implication of Nramp membrane proteins in host/parasite interactions

Michel Charbonneau – Toxicology

Daniel Cyr – Regulation on intercellular communication; Epididymal tight junctions and the blood-epididymal barrier; Effects of endocrine disruptors on fish reproduction

Claude Daniel – Regulation of graft rejection by direct and indirect alloreactivity pathways; Cellular and Molecular Basis of ProteosomeTM Vaccine Immunostimulation

François Denis – Molecular events associated to apoptosis; Apoptosis, tolerance and graft rejection; Novel enzyme discovery using metagenomics and robotics

Albert Descoteaux – Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Macrophage Activation; Molecular Interaction Between Leishmania and the Macrophage

Patrick J. Devine – Ovarian Physiology; Ovarian Damage Caused by Xenobiotics

Éric Déziel

Charles M. Dozois

Pascale Duplay – Role of CD45 in T-cell signaling; Role of Ly-49 receptors in NK cells signaling

Claude Dupont – Étude structure/fonction de la xylanase A de Streptomyces lividans; Caractérisation des hémicellulases de Streptomyces lividans

Alain Fournier

Michel Fournier – Environmental immunotoxicology

Denis Girard – Évaluation du potentiel de certains entomopathogènes comme agents de lutte contre les insectes nuisibles.

Claude Guertin – Évaluation du potentiel de certains entomopathogènes comme agents de lutte contre les insectes nuisibles.

Pierre Juteau

Patrick Labonté – Caractérisation moléculaire de la polymérase d'ARN virale (NS5B); Étude des protéines impliquées dans la formation du complexe de réplication (réplicase)

Monique Lacroix – The effect of technological treatments on the function properties of proteins and other macromolecules; Study of the secondary metabolites of vegetables and probiotic bacteria and their antioxydant, immunostimulant and antitumoural properties

Jean-François Laliberté – La biologie moléculaire du virus de la mosaïque du navet; La moléculture : développement d’un vecteur d’expression d’origine virale pour la production de protéines d’intérêt médical dans les plantes

Alain Lamarre – Analysis of antiviral B cell repertoire diversification and maturation

Suzanne Lemieux – The functional receptors of NK cells
François Lépine – Étude du « quorum sensing » chez Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Étude des rhamnolipides et de leur biosynthèse chez P. aeruginosa; Étude de la dégradation enzymatique des parabènes

Abderrazzak Merzouki

Rolf Morosoli – Sécrétion des protéines chez Streptomyces lividans; Peptide signal; Traduction; Production d'antigènes de Mycobactérium tuberculosis au moyen du système d'expression et de sécrétion de protéines élaboré chez Streptomyces lividans

Belinda Nicolau

Marie-Élise Parent – Case-control study of environmental, occupational, lifestyle factors and genetic susceptibility biomarkers in the etiology of prostate cancer; Case-control study of cellular phone use and risk of tumors of the brain, parotid gland and acoustic nerve: the Montreal component of an international study; Case-control study of occupational risk factors for lung cancer

Pierre Payment – Drinking water ; Health effects; Pathogens; Virus; Parasite; Water treatment

Angela Pearson

Charles Ramassamy

Marie-Claude Rousseau – Potential health effects from non-specific stimulation of the immune system in early age through vaccination with Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)

J. Thomas Sanderson

François Shareck – Régulation du complexe xylanolytique de Streptomyces lividans

Yves St-Pierre – Role of adhesion molecules and proteases in the spread and growth of cancer cells

Michel Sylvestre

Pierre Talbot – Virus-induced neurologic diseases

Lise Thibodeau – Le virus de l'immunodéficience humaine: prévention et pathogenèse

Peter Tijssen – Base moléculaire du tropisme du parvovirus porcin (PPV); Création d'un vaccin recombinant sous-unitaire composé de la gp53 du BVDV; Organisation génomique et stratégie de transcription des densovirus

Cathy Vaillancourt – Implications of environmental contaminants and seasons of pregnancy on placental functions and fetal development; Characterization of melatonin, serotonin and dopamine systems in human placenta; Characterization of the 5-HT 2A serotoninergic receptor in human placenta: implication in cell proliferation and placental development.

Richard Villemur – Molecular Biology of microorganisms capable of degrading pollutants; Study of microbial diversity in bioprocesses
Veronika Von Messling – Characterization of Morbillivirus pathogenesis mechanisms

Lolita Zamir-Cohen – CANCER: Anti-cancer agents from the Canadian yew; Anti-cancer agents isolated from new plants; MYCOTOXINS: Trichothecenes: biosynthesis and enzymology


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