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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

Laval University

Department Biochemistry & Microbiology

Overview With more than 500 students divided into 7 programs, and state-of-the-art research laboratories, the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Université Laval is central to the development of new sciences and research in the fields of genetic engineering and proteomics, as well as applied fields such as bacteriology, virology, neurobiology, and plant biology.

The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology offers programs of study leading to both M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees.

Research Facilities The CREFSIF (Research center studying the function, structure, and engineering of protein) is a multidisciplinary center for approximately fifteen researchers who are all working on projects relating to different aspects of protein biological research, protein chemistry and protein physiology. The Center also aims at examining the biotechnological exploitation of knowledge involved in this field of research.

Five research areas are covered:

- new antimicrobiotic agents
- cytoskeletal proteins
- biodegradation enzymes
- enzymes implied in the recognition and modification of nucleic acids
- membrane proteins

Students in the Department of Microbiologie have access to the Centre d’études nordiques (CEN), the Centre Interuniversitaire de recherche sur le saumon Atlantique (CIRSA), the Laboratoire régional des sciences aquatiques (LARSA), the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Forestière (CRBF) and the Groupe inter-institutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec (Québec-Océan formerly

Other facilities include:

- SOLAS (Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study)
- Québec-Océan (Groupe interinstitutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec)
- CHAIRE d'Anticosti (Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-Produits forestiers Anticosti)

List of Faculty Louise Brisson

Manon Couture

André Darveau – Virologie; Immunologie molécullaire et cellulaire

Paul De Koninck – Neurobiologie; Adaptation cellulaire; Structure, fonction et ingénierie des protéines; Biophotonique

Noëlla Deslauriers

Caroline Duchaine - Microbiologie de l'environnement; Bioaérosols

Pierre Dussault

Michel Frenette - Adaptation cellulaire

Stéphane Gagné – Structure et dynamique des protéines; Résonance magnétique nucléaire; Bioinformatique structurale

Michel Guertin – Adaptation cellulaire; Structures, fonction et ingénierie des protéines

Patrick Lagüe

Jacques Lapointe – Biosynthèse des protéines; Structure, fonction et ingénierie des protéines

Marc Lavoie

Claude Lemieux - Génomique microbienne

Sylvain Moineau – Caractérisation des phages et des plasmides de Lactococcus lactis et de Streptococcus thermophilus; Interactions phage-bactérie; Mode d’action des systèmes anti-phagiques de L. lactis; Construction de vecteurs de grande alimentaire pour la modification génétique des bactéries lactiques utilisées dans l’industrie laitière; Étude des mécanismes moléculaires du contrôle de l'utilisation des sucres Caractérisation des phages et des plasmides de Lactococcus lactis et de Streptococcus thermophilus

Paul H. Roy - Génomique microbienne

Monique Turmel - Génomique microbienne

Christian Vadeboncoeur – Adaptation cellulaire; Physiologie bactérienne; Métabolisme des sucres chez les streptocoques.

Financial Support Available Graduate students who are registered for masters or doctorate programs at Université Laval and who are Canadian citizens may be eligible for a variety of funding opportunities available from internal as well as external sources. Each faculty has funding available for graduate students which adds up to more than $4 600 000. Graduate students who are in greater financial need can apply for assistantships, fellowships and other on-campus employment opportunities.

There are also a variety of scholarships and awards available to graduate students.

Admissions and Enquiries Department of Bicochemistry and Microbiology
Université Laval
Cité universitaire, Québec
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon G1K 7P4

Phone: 418-656-2965
Fax: 418-656-5216
Email: bcm@bcm.ulaval.ca

Web: http://www.bcm.ulaval.ca/

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