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Réseau Québécois en reproduction

MARCH 2012, Volume 5, Number 3

5th RQR Symposium in Québec City

We are please to announce that the 5th RQR symposium will take place at the Plaza Québec on November 14th and 15th 2012. The format of the symposium will be dynamic and focused on interactions. The details of the program and the registration and abstract submission forms will be available shortly. We hope to see you there!


Important dates:

· Abstract submission deadline : October 5th

· Registration deadline: October 15th

· Pre-symposium workshop : November 13th

· 5th RQR symposium: November 14th and 15th

Distance learning:

5 courses available

Congratulations to the researchers who were awarded new collaboration grants of 6 000$ from the RQR!

· Ali Akoum, Université Laval and Éric Asselin, UQTR : Mechanisms of hCG-mediated angiogenesis: role of the PI3/Akt pathway.

· Janice Bailey, Université Laval and Pierre Miron, Fertilys : Proteomic identification of novel sperm biomarkers specific to male infertility: a preliminary pilot study.

· Daniel Bernard, McGill and Hugh Clarke, McGill : Mechanisms of inhibin signaling via TGFBR3 (betaglycan) in murine oocytes in vivo.

· Rima Slim, McGill and Marc-André Sirard, Université Laval: Characterization of NLRP7 expression at the RNA and protein levels in cattle.

· André Tremblay, Université de Montréal and Nicolas Gévry, Université de Sherbrooke : Towards establishing a phosphorylated estrogen receptor global cistrome in human endometrial cells.

The Senate visits the RQR

Students registered in a program in a Québec university can register in courses offered at distance at another Québec university by completing a request’ demande d'autorisation d'études hors établissement’ on the CREPUQ website.  The following online courses taught by RQR members are available in French only:

· Physiologie de la reproduction, Éric Asselin

· Conduite responsable de la recherche, Jacques J. Tremblay

· Compétence et aptitude en recherche, François Richard

· Éthique et professionnalisme en recherche, Lyne Létourneau

· Intégrité en recherche (II), Lyne Létourneau

Courses description

RQR New Collaboration Grants

Members of the Senate Agriculture and Forestry visited the CRRA in Saint-Hyacinthe and the Faculty of Agriculture of the Université Laval at the beginning of the month. The committee is studying the research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector.  Dr Bruce Murphy and Dr Janice Bailey were also invited at the Senate in Ottawa to present their views concerning research directions, new innovations and issues related to research in agriculture.