$10M awarded to IRIC for the development of new cancer-fighting drugs and immunotherapies

he Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) has been awarded a 10-million dollar grant from the government of Quebec’s Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS), to develop new cancer-fighting drugs in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and collaborators from seven academic research centres from Quebec and abroad. This major announcement was made […]

Samuel Mailhot-Larouche is awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

IRIC is proud to announce that Samuel Mailhot-Larouche, a Ph.D. student in Molecular Biology at the Institute, has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. This research scholarship is awarded annually by the Canadian government, as part of a program aimed at attracting and retaining world-class doctoral students. The program rewards those students for their […]

The eIF4E factor reveals itself in a new way

By Martin Primeau This discovery made by a team of IRIC Investigators could make its way into cell biology textbooks. The laboratory of Katherine L.B. Borden recently published a study in Cell Reports revealing a new role for the eIF4E factor: actively participating in the cleavage of the terminal end of messenger RNAs in order to […]

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences – 62nd Annual Conference

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) officially invites you to its 62nd Annual Conference: Model Systems in Cancer Research that is held in Montreal June 2nd-5th, 2019. This meeting focuses on research relevant for understanding the biological basis of cancer using a variety of model systems including model organisms, in vitro systems and computer modeling. […]

Behind the Scenes: Cancer Research

For World Cancer Day, the IRIC is hosting a Scientific outreach event organized by its students. The event will take place on February 7, from 6pm to 9pm at the IRIC Agora. For the occasion, 16 next-generation Investigators will discuss science in a friendly atmosphere. It is a unique opportunity to learn more about the […]

Cancer: hope and challenges

As part of World Cancer Day, the IRIC hosted a Breakfast-chat revolving around the Leucegene Project, on February 4, from 7:00am to 9:00am, at the IRIC’s Agora. The project’s mission is to develop tools to improve the prognosis of cancer patients. More than 50,000 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are diagnosed each year in […]

Fall 2018 Competition – IRIC Travel Awards Recipients

The objective of the competition is to encourage IRIC M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to participate in major scientific congresses taking place outside the province of Quebec.   Amira Bencherif Lab: Delphine Bouilly Title of the presentation: Design of Nanocarbon Electronic Devices for Single-Molecule Measurements Meeting: APS March Meeting 2019 Location: […]

Fall 2018 Competition – IRIC Master and Doctoral Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the IRIC Master and Doctoral Awards Recipients of the Fall 2018 Competition! The objective of the competition is to support IRIC student who have an excellent academic and research records, but do no benefit from substantial scholarship.   M.Sc. Scholarships Anouk Béraud; Lab: Delphine Bouilly; Program: Physics Leanna Canapi*; Lab: Sylvie Mader; Program: Molecular Biology Shirisha […]

Sébastien Lemieux appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal

The IRIC is proud to announce the appointment of Sébastien Lemieux to the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. Sébastien is a Principal Investigator at the IRIC, where he is in charge of the Functional and Structural Bioinformatics research […]

One step closer to developing a therapeutic cancer vaccine

The most recent discovery of Dr. Claude Perreault and his team, as explained in Science Translational Medicine magazine By Krystel Vincent, Research Associate, and Céline Laumont, Ph. D. student, part of Claude Perreault’s laboratory   “Having revealed the existence of several non-mutated tumor-specific antigens in seven human samples, including 4 leukemias, our study provides us […]

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