Fun

Wake up!

Wake up!

Since the holidays, lab members have the tendency to arrive later than usual. I found a way to cunningly motivate them to wake up: viennoiseries! 🙂   They are on the desk by 8:30am and removed at 10am. You arrive late, too bad for you! […]

Happy birthday Riaz & Amir!

Happy birthday Riaz & Amir!

We are just back to the lab after the holiday season and we have already two birthdays to celebrate! Chocolate cakes and presents for Amir and Riaz! Cheers to them!  

Christmas challenge

Christmas challenge

These past days, we have intensively decorated the student office for our Department’s Christmas challenge. Objective: to have the most decorated office to win a lunch for the whole lab! We went for it. Ceiling, windows, door, wall, offices,… Everything has been decorated! The judges […]

Happy birthday Inès!

Happy birthday Inès!

Today we celebrated Inès’s birthday with a cake and some presents! She loves banana bags! If you meet with her, ask her about the story about the containers… 😉  

Cheese tasting

Cheese tasting

Freshly arrived from France, Florent brought us a lot of cheeses (and pâtés) so the whole laboratory can taste the different varieties that exist. Absolutely delicious! Well… now we know that Jessica does not like goat cheese! 😉  

Curling night

Curling night

Last night, we went to have some beers and fish & chips at Siboire before spending the night curling! 🙂 It was a first for Ines, Riaz and I (last year I had my cast so I couldn’t play) and our beginnings were… epic! Here […]

Valentine’s day

Valentine’s day

There is no mystery for my lab that I am “anti” Valentine’s day! As a joke (and to surprised them!), I decided to show my “love” to every lab member with sweet presents: a cake and a beautiful picture!  

Mont Bellevue

Mont Bellevue

People often ask me why I installed my lab in Sherbrooke. Aside scientific reasons, the city and its surrounding areas (Magog and Mont Orford National Park) are beautiful. Sherbrooke itself has a small montain in the middle of the city: Mont Bellevue. You can hike, […]

Our new toy

Our new toy

Recently, the lab did the acquisition of the new iBright for DNA and protein analysis. Today, we had our training and everybody was excited… especially when imaging gummy bears!   Everybody did good (= they did not break the machine!) so we celebrated with a […]

Christmas party – Department of Biochemistry

Christmas party – Department of Biochemistry

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