Renewal Michael Tyers’ Canada Research Chair

On November 13th, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced, at the University of Toronto, a significant investment in the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP). For the occasion, many new research chairs and the renewal of several others were announced. Michael Tyers, Principal Investigator at the IRIC and Professor at the Faculty […]

Pierre Thibault, recipient of the 2018 Prix ACFAS Urgel-Archambault

As part of the 74th Gala of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Pierre Thibault, Principal Investigator at the IRIC, received the 2018 Prix ACFAS Urgel-Archambault. The award recognizes the excellence and scope of his work in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Pierre Thibault is in charge of the Proteomics […]

Shaping a cellular nucleus after mitosis: summary of the article co-signed by Vincent Archambault’s team in the Journal of Cell Biology

Recent research at IRIC helps better understand how the cellular nucleus reassembles after mitosis. In eukaryotes, chromosomes are contained in a nucleus delineated by the nuclear envelope. This membrane is composed of two lipid bilayers associated with proteins that play structural roles and control exchanges between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. In animals including humans, […]

Teamwork is key for cancer-fighting proteins

The mechanisms that orchestrate the functions of our bodies and keep us healthy are quite complex, involving critical molecular components that are still poorly understood. The prestigious journal Nature Communications has published recent research on this topic by a team led by Dr. El Bachir Affar, a professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of […]

A precise target to tackle obesity: summary of the article co-signed by Michel Bouvier’s team in PNAS

By Martin Primeau Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the team of Michel Bouvier at the IRIC just published a study suggesting a new avenue for developing drugs against obesity. The results of this research were published this week in the journal PNAS. According to Health Canada, approximately 64% of Canadian adults are currently […]

A drug reveals its secrets

By Martin Primeau The team of professor Sylvie Mader at IRIC just published a study, conducted by Dr. Tatiana Traboulsi and her colleagues, which explains the mechanism of action of certain anti-estrogen drugs such as fulvestrant, a drug clinically known as Faslodex. The results of this research were recently published in the journal Oncogene. About […]

KO Cancer 2018

The second round of KO Cancer that took place last Friday, raised an extraordinary amount of $125,000. Although the event took place on the ring, the true fight against cancer is an ongoing battle for all.  Everyone can help support the research efforts conducted at the IRIC and every contribution counts by helping end this scourge.    Thank […]

Dr. Guy Sauvageau elected to the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada

  Montreal, September 11, 2018– Dr. Guy Sauvageau, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal and hematologist at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal), has been elected a member of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).   A multidisciplinary commitment […]

The Montreal Alouettes: proud IRIC supporters and donors

The Montreal Alouettes support the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal through its Matching Gifts Program. The Alouettes’ organization agrees to match each individual donation made to the Institute, thus doubling the impact of the donations received. The IRIC also wishes to recognize the Montreal Alouettes’ energy and benevolence, […]

CIHR announcement

On August 13th 2018, an announcement was held at the Agora, in the presence of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor – Minister of Health, to highlight the work of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recipients.    Kathy Borden and Marc Therrien each received a grant from the CIHR, as part of the 2018 Project Grant Spring competition […]

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