August, September and October 2016

1 Aug 2016
Vol. 9, no. 4

Symposium 2016 du RQR

Hurry up! Deadline to register to the 9th RQR Symposium is this Friday, October 7th!

An excellent conference program is planned, including sixty poster presentations and 17 oral presentations, in addition to our three guest speakers:

Pablo J. Ross

from UC Davis, Californie

Ina Dobinski

from university of Calgary, Alberta

Deborah Sloboda

from Mcmaster University, Ontario

To attend, complete the registration form!

If you have any questions contact Julie Blouin at or visit the RQR website.


For trainees who are interested in being involved in the organization of the 2016 Symposium, please contact Julie Blouin at

RQR pre-Symposium workshop in gene editing

The preliminary program of the pre-Symposium workshop is now available!

The aim of this workshop is to provide and understanding of genome editing, its strengths and problems, along with some examples of how it is being used.

To register, please complete the workshop registration form by October 28th!

A RQR trainee receives a Vanier Scholarship

The RQR wishes to congratulate Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, PhD trainee under the co-supervision of Dr. Sylvie Girard, who was awarded a Vanier scholarship to continue his research project  « Inhibiting Interleukin-1 receptor during pregnancy to prevent neonatal mortality and morbidity induced by placental/chorioamniotic inflammation ».

Scholarships are Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. They consider three equally weighted evaluation criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership ability.

In the name of the RQR, congratulations Mathieu!