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Professor Guillaume Bourque Lecture

January 17, 2022

12:00 pm

Online on Zoom
Link to the conference

Open to all
For more information, please contact Stephane Lefrancois, extension 8860 or Daniel Cyr extension 8833


Guillaume Bourque, professor at department of Human Genetics of McGill University, will give a lecture entitled Applications of Genomic and Epigenomic to Understand Diseases, January 17, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Guillaume Bourque, is the guest of professors Stéphane Lefrançois and Daniel Cyr. His lecture, wich is part of the Conférences Armand-Frappier series, will take plac online (Zoom). The entire INRS community is invited to attend.


High-throughput technologies, and in particular next generation sequencing ( have been revolutionizing biomedical research by enabling the characterization of the genetic and epigenetic components of the molecular processes of the cell with unprecedented resolution In this presentation, I will present various components of the scalable high performance computing environment that we have put in place to support the processing of these large datasets I will also talk about the IHEC Data Portal, which collects data for the International Human Epigenome Consortium ( and can be used to explore more than 10 000 reference epigenomics maps As an example of an integrative epigenomic analysis, I will show results from a study looking at epigenetic changes following influenza infection in human macrophages extracted from more than 30 individuals of different ancestry Finally, I will describe our contribution to the sequencing of SARS CoV 2 and Covid 19 patients in Québec.