Our researchers in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics make discoveries that sometimes shake up the world of science and pave the way for new applications and technologies. In recent years, one of our teams in microbiology played a major role in identifying and describing the CRISPR-Cas9 molecular tool, a powerful genetic scalpel that is now used in all major genetic laboratories. A team from the Department of Chemistry has also taken an important step towards better understanding the mechanisms involved in surface chemistry.
Dwarf novas are actually two stars that are very close together and orbit a common centre of gravity. One of the stars, often a red dwarf, transfers matter to its partner, an extremely dense and inert star called a white dwarf.
Laurent Drissen, professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Optics
- Canada Research Chair in Spectral Theory and Complex Analysis Chairholder: Thomas Ransford, professeur titulaire, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Cell Biology Chairholder: Christian Landry, professeur titulaire, Department of Biology Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Bio-informatics
- Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ) Members from the Department of Physics, Physical Engineering, and Optics
- Association mathématique Québec (AMQ) Executive committee chair
- Institute for Systems and Integrative Biology (IBIS) Director: Louis Bernatchez, professeur titulaire, Department of Biology
- Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) Scientific director: Richard Fortier, professeur titulaire, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
- Centre de recherche sur la géologie et l'ingénierie des ressources minérales (E4m) Research director: Georges Beaudoin, professeur titulaire, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
- Big Data Research Centre (BDRC) Director:
I enjoy being a researcher. I have a healthy obsession with science, a passion for the complexity of research, and above all, I appreciate the intellectual independence of academic research. I like having the freedom to choose the problems I work on.
Jean-Gabriel Young, PhD graduate in physics supervised by Louis J. Dubé and recipient of the James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
The Vice Dean of Research
The mission of the faculty’s Office of the Vice Dean of Research is to familiarize faculty members with research funding program requirements. Its research development advisors can assist researchers in preparing funding applications and drafting research contracts. They can also provide information and guidance on technology transfer opportunities.
Le Lab en ligne
The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering’s LAB en ligne is a virtual space that showcases and profiles the faculty’s research equipment and facilities. The service provides graduate students, faculty members, and industry professionals with access to state-of-the-art equipment at reasonable cost along with opportunities for collaboration.