April 2018

25 Apr 2018
Vol. 11, no.3

New RQR website

The French version of the new RQR website is now available! In order to better represent the new direction of the RQR and to make the navigation more user-friendly and accessible, a makeover was required! The English version will also be available soon. Do not wait any longer and visit our new website now!

For any suggestions, contact Charlène Rico at 450 773-8521 ext. 8286 or by e-mail at charlene.rico@umontreal.ca.

Results of the 2018 RQR travel awards

The RQR wishes to congratulate the 24 students who received a travel award in the amount of $400 to present their research results at a meeting in 2018:

  • Adrien Levasseur, UdeM
  • Anne Gouraud, UdeS
  • Bélinda Crobeddu, INRS
  • Catherine Bélanger, UQUAM
  • Chirinie Toufaily, McGill
  • Chongyang Wu, ULaval
  • Cynthia Duval, UdeM
  • Dadou Lokengo, UQTR
  • Emilie Brûlé, McGill
  • Laurie Pinel, INRS
  • Lisa-Marie Legault, UdeM (200$)
  • Marie-Charlotte Meinsohn, UdeM
  • Marie-Charlotte Dumargne, McGill
  • Marie-Ève Brien, UdeM
  • Marie-Ève Lemoine, UdeM
  • Marzieh Eskandari Shahraki, UdeM
  • Meihong Shi, ULaval
  • Olivia Smith,UdeM
  • Pascal Adam, UQTR
  • Pauline Herst, ULaval (200$)
  • Rita Gouesse, INRS
  • Tiphanie Cavé, UdeS
  • Victoria Doudenkova, UdeM
  • Xueqing Liu, McGill

On behalf of the RQR, congratulations to all the awardees and have a good meeting!

*** Note : The RQR logo must be included in your presentation ****

Results of the international internship program of the FRQNT

Congratulations to Nozha Raguema (PhD student supervised by the Dr. Julie Lavoie) and Yining Li (PhD student supervised by the Dr. Daniel Bernard) who have each obtained a $15,000 scholarship for their international internship.

RQR grants for new collaborations

As part of the funding program for new collaborations in Axis 1, we congratulate 3 new research teams:

  • Drs. Gustavo Zamberlam and Raj Duggavathi
  • Drs. Jocelyn Dubuc and Alexandre Boyer
  • Drs. Pierre Leclerc and Géraldine Delbès

Each of these  new collaborations was awarded a $ 9,000 grant funded by the RQR.

TVA News features one of our researchers!

The last April 9th, Dr. Hugh Clarke’s team was featured in a news article in french on TVA News. See all the details.

Coming events...


On May 11, 2018, Dr. Janice Bailey’s team will be hosting an event as part of the 24hrs de science, the theme of which this year is the movement. You will be able to attend a series of short scientific presentations entitled: The secret world of spermatozoa – a messenger for future generations. This public event will take place on Friday May 11 at 6 pm at the Galway Pub, 1112 Avenue Cartier in Quebec City.

If you would like to attend, please register by email at charlene.rico@umontreal.ca

* This activity will be in French

10th Annual CRRD Research Day

Breakthroughs in Reproduction and Development : May 15, 2018 at the New Residence Hall, McGill University from 8:00 am-5:30pm

Guest speakers:

  • Lee Niswander – University of Colorado
  • Sylvie Breton – Harvard Medical School

Deadline to register: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 11:59pm

Please follow this link for all details.

Rappel du Symposium du RQR

Le 11e Symposium annuel du RQR aura lieu les 13 et 14 novembre 2018 au New Residence Hall à Montréal. Consultez régulièrement le site web du RQR pour rester à l’affut des derniers détails.