Chairholder

Catherine Laprise

Catherine Laprise 2018

Education

Post-doctoral fellowship (McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada; MIT and Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA ; 1997-2000)
Ph. D. (Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; 1993-1997)
M. Sc. (Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada; 1992-1994)
B. Sc. (UQAC , Chicoutimi, QC, Canada; 1989-1992)

Field of expertise

Genetics of complex traits
Molecular biology

Research themes

Identification of genetic determinants in asthma
Study of the inflammatory processes underlying asthma pathogenesis
Development of gene-gene and gene-environment interaction analysis models
Identification of genetic determinants in monogenic diseases
Identification of modulatory genes in monogenic diseases
Study of the expression pattern (transcriptome) in hereditary diseases and complex traits
Application of findings from genetic studies to the development of informative, preventive, and therapeutic tools

Research networks

Director of the Centre de recherche universitaire interdisciplinaire sur la qualité et les saines habitudes de vie (CRUIQSHV);
Canadian co-leader of the RESET-AID consortium on the epigenome of T-cells from Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease patients;
Member of the ThéCell (Cell and Tissue Therapy) FRQS Network;
Member of scientific comity and responsible of the strategic group in inflamamtion and remodeling of The Respiratory Health Network of the (RHN) Fond de recherche en santé du Québec;
Member of program A of Excellence AllerGen Network;
Member of the international GABRIEL project;
Member of The Acidose Lactique Research Consortium de recherche sur l’acidose lactique and director of the biobank;
Member of the interdisciplinary research group in demography and genetic epidemiology (GRIG).

Prizes and distinctions

2014: Personnalité Radio-Canada-Le Quotidien march 2014
2013: Scientific co-Présidente, Super-Expo-Sciences Hydro-Québec, Quebec finale
2010-15: Canada research chair on genetic determinants of asthma, Tier 2 chair, renewal 1er january 2010
2011: Scientific president, Expo-Sciences Hydro-Québec
2009-11: Ambassador of public schools of the commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay Chacun réussi à sa façon! Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean 2009-2010.
2008: Excellence award in research and creation (category realisation)
2007: Mille femmes Montréal- 1000 portraits from Pierre Maraval
2007: Mention for the tutoring quality of the Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Sherbrooke awarded by students
2006: Louis-Élie-Beauchamp award for contributing to the basic and applied sciences, regional scientific merit of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean