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INRS-UQAC Joint Research Unit in Sustainable Health

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) are developing a joint research unit (UMR) in sustainable health.

INRS and UQAC are creating this UMR in sustainable health to foster collective prosperity in a time of major societal challenges, mainly in the genetic and epigenetic determinants of health and in medicinal chemistry. UQAC recently set up a sustainable health research centre with two research themes, one of which will be addressed by this new UMR.

For its part INRS plays an important role in the Québec health research ecosystem with its Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre in Laval. The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is already considered a national hub for sustainable health research, and the addition of three new INRS faculty members in this strategic field will further strengthen and enhance Québec’s leadership in this area.

The Joint Research Unit in Sustainable Health will bolster the region’s status as a national and international leader in this strategic field of priority interest to Québec while providing a regular source of new scientific expertise.

Development of the INRS-UQAR Joint Research Unit in Sustainable Health was made possible thanks to initial funding of $3 million from the Government of Québec.

This funding by Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur will make it possible to create three professorships at the INRS Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre.

These professors will work as part of the UMR from the UQAC campus in Chicoutimi. The UMR’s mission is to conduct multidisciplinary graduate-level research and educational activities.

Important addresses:

Regular members of the UMR

Coordination: Gabriel Joyal, Research Officer, Scientific Direction, INRS

Have questions? Contact the INRS Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre.