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By cossette - Posted on 22 July 2011

Research Projects

One of the key things that sets INRS apart is that the research we conduct is the result of close collaboration between professors and their multidisciplinary teams, made up of postdoctoral researchers, research associates, professors, and students.

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Research projects

 
Below is a selection of some of the current research projects for which an English description is available.
 

Click here to see all research projects currently available in our 4 research centres (you will be redirected to our French website).

 

 

 

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre



 

 

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre


Electrochemical reduction of CO2 on chemically modified metal electrodes (PhD in Science of Materials and Energy) 

Research Supervisor : Ana Tavares

 

Platform of new ionomers based on polynorbonene for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (Master's or PhD in Science of Materials and Energy)

Research Supervisor : Ana Tavares

 

Synthesis and characterization of metallic thin films/nanoparticules for the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium (PhD in Science of Materials and Energy)

Research Supervisor : Ana Tavares

 

 

 

INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre


Allosteric modulation of the urotensin receptor by small molecules

Research Supervisor : David Chatenet

 

Biology of the interactions between Leishmania parasites and the immune system (Master's or PhD in Virology and Immunology)

Research Supervisor : Albert Descoteaux

 

Biosensor conception using functional nucleic acids (master’s student in applied microbiology or a PhD student in biology)

Research Supervisor : Jonathan Perreault

 

Cell-to-cell communication (quorum sensing) in bacteria of the genera Pseudomonas and Burkholderia (PhD student in Biology)

Research Supervisor : Eric Déziel

 

Gene regulation by non-coding RNAs in bacteria (Master’s student in applied microbiology or a PhD student in biology)

Research Supervisor : Jonathan Perreault

 

Iron regulation and acquisition in pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli (Master's in applied microbiology or PhD in Biology)

Research Supervisor : Charles M. Dozois

 

Molecular evolution and dynamics of various enzymes (Master's in applied microbiology or PhD in Biology)

Research Supervisor : Nicolas Doucet

 

Research Supervisor : Étienne Yergeau Contact by email
 
Regulation of stem cells and intercellular junctions in epididymis and their role in male infertility (Master’s degree in experimental health sciences or  doctorate in biology)
Research Supervisor : Daniel G. Cyr
 
Role of cell interactions in mammary gland development and breast cancer (Master’s degree in experimental health sciences or  doctorate in biology)
Research Supervisor : Isabelle Plante
 
Research Supervisor : Maritza Jaramillo
 

Role of Wnt signalling in hematopoietic stem cells during chronic inflammation (Master's or PhD in Virology and Immunology)

Research Supervisor : Krista Heinonen

 

Study of B lymphocytes dysfunction during persistent viral infections  (Master's or PhD in Virology and Immunology)

Research Supervisor : Alain Lamarre

 

Study of intracellular trafficking in neurodegenerative diseases (Master’s degree in experimental health sciences or doctorate in biology)
Research Supervisor : Stéphane Lefrançois
 
Research Supervisor : Richard Villemur
 
Role of the mTORC1 pathway in visceral leishmaniasis (Master's or PhD in Virology and Immunology)
Research Supervisor : Maritza Jaramillo

 

 

 

 

Why doing a research project at INRS?

For graduate and postgraduate students, a research project is an excellent way to gain scientific training at the graduate level at a unique, state-of-the-art university that may ultimately become the topic of a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

 

Pursuing graduate and postgraduate studies at INRS means:


Working as a member of a research team
Having access to facilities with the latest cutting edge technology
Enjoying ready access to our topnotch professors