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Symposium – Department of Biochemistry

Symposium – Department of Biochemistry

The 25th edition of the Symposium of the Department of Biochemistry took place today. This year, our guest speaker was Dr. Brian Wilhelm who spoke about his work on pediatric leukemias. As a jury member, I also had the pleasure of listening and evaluating the […]

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a worldwide campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The Center for Neuroscience at the University of Sherbrooke and the CRCHUS Neuropole organized this week several conferences on the theme of the brain, ranging […]

Structuring project – Research Center on Aging

Structuring project – Research Center on Aging

Our proposal on the development of a stem cell reprogramming platform just received financial support from the Research Center on Aging. Congratulations to our team, that of our collaborators (Martin Brochu, Stephen Cunnane, Isabelle Dionne, Rona Graham, Mélanie Plourde, Eléonor Riesco) for this great success! […]

Science non-fiction

Science non-fiction

To access and work in a canadian animal facility, we have to do a fit mask testing. It looks more impressive than it is and it is… fun! 🙂  

Maria Lehtinen in Sherbrooke

Maria Lehtinen in Sherbrooke

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of receiving the visit of our collaborator Maria Lehtinen in Sherbrooke (please check her lab website here). She came to present her work on the regulation of brain development by the choroid plexus – cerebrospinal fluid system. During the lunch […]

Javier’s first seminar

Javier’s first seminar

Today, Javier presented the first seminar of his Master (Physiology program) and… it was a success! Congratulations Javier!  

Joint lab party – Act I

Joint lab party – Act I

With the Roucou lab, we decided to start a new tradition: a monthly joint lab party! The first edition – a “bring your speciality” potluck – took place at Marie’s apartment and was a success! Everybody prepared his favorite dish. Of course, Javier prepared his […]

Pilot grant – INAF

Pilot grant – INAF

Our pilot grant on the effects of nutrition on brain physiology just received financial support from the Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (INAF). Congratulations to our team, that of Mélanie Plourde (University of Sherbrooke), Frédéric Calon (Laval University) and Maria Lehtinen (Boston Children’s Hospital, […]

Québec, here we come!

Québec, here we come!

As part of the Quebec research on aging network, we have access a cohort of aging mice in Quebec City. Javier and I went there to collect samples for his Master’s project. Arriving late the day before, we spent the whole next day doing mouse […]

Christmas party – Department of Biochemistry

Christmas party – Department of Biochemistry

Another Christmas party ! The Department of Biochemistry has decided to organize a curling tournament. This sportive afternoon was followed by a dinner in a restaurant.