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Biological systems

Understanding living organisms

Biological systems

Understanding living organisms

Decoding the complexity of life at the molecular level

The study of biological systems will be a priority for future researchers because it is central to understanding nature and its effects on human health. This field of study has numerous applications in a broad range of fields, including ecology, virology, and the food industry. Its impacts are many—and sometimes unexpected. For example, the study of bacteriophages led to the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool.

Research units

At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue graduate studies even though I loved my microbiology courses. But when I started my project, I got hooked, and I would have been jealous if someone else had taken it over.

Marie-Laurence Lemay, PhD graduate in microbology supervised by professor Sylvain Moineau. Her research investigated the genes of the virulent phage p2 using a genome editing tool based on CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Resources for researchers and student researchers

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.

Learn more about the Office of the Vice Dean of Research

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.

Lab en ligne