Real-time PCR workshop by Bio-Rad

The RQR is pleased to announce that a training workshop organized jointly with Bio-Rad on the real-time PCR will take place on Friday, December 8th in St-Hyacinthe at the Faculté of veterinary medicine from 10am to 4pm in room 2135. The workshop will be given mainly in English and the dinner will be offered by the RQR. For practical reasons, the number of participants will be limited to 20 people.

To register, please send an email to Charlène Rico, RQR manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 450 773-8521, extension 8286.

Deadline for registration: Friday, December 1st, 2017

For all details, click here!

ICSI Workshop

We are pleased to announce the RQR workshop entitled "Introduction to Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection" to be held at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. Participants will learn about the history and current application of ICSI, including its advantages and limitations. Practical work will include handling germ cells and the procedures involved in ICSI. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the ICSI technique and is appropriate for those interested in assisted reproduction, techniques used in germ cell and embryo research, or the ICSI procedure specifically. 

We can accommodate up to 6 participants. Please note that a second workshop may be held on Saturday, October 10th 2015 depending on the number of registrations (to be confirmed). To apply, please complete the registration form

  • Application deadline: September 18th, 2015
  • Successful applicants will be notified by September 25th, 2015.
  • Workshop will be held: October 3rd, 2015


From researchers to end users: The next step - December 1st 2014

As part of the RQR Knowledge Translation Workshop Series, the RQR announces its second workshop entitled "From researchers to end users: The next step". 

Eight guest speakers will address Tech Transfer and knowledge mobilization according to their personal experiences. See Program. Dr. Frédéric Leduc, past RQR trainee now director and founder of Immune BioSolutions, and Dr. Janice L. Bailey, chair of the RQR Knowledge Transfer committee, will lead the discussions. 

The event will take place on Monday December 1 at the Longueuil Campus of the Université de Sherbrooke (located at the Longueuil metro) room L1-5680.

Registration deadline: Monday November 24!! Registration form



Confocal microscopy Workshop

27 March 2014, Faculty of Veterinary Medecine, Saint-Hyacinthe.

10h30 room 1134 (the presentation will be in french, but questions can be answered in english)

Dr Patrick Vincent from L'Alliance Boviteq and Frédéric Berthiaume from the Université de Montréal will present a workshop on confocal microscopy.

Plan de la présentation

Qu’est-ce que la microscopie confocale ?

  • différence entre la microscopie conventionnelle et confocale
  • type de microscopie confocale
  • avantages et inconvénients de chaque type de microscopie confocale

 Caractéristiques des objectifs

  • corrections des aberrations
  • collier de correction
  • NA

Fluorochromes utilisés en microscopie confocale

  • traditionnels
  • anticorps couplés
  • protéines fluorescentes
  • sondes environnementales
  • quantum dots

 Acquisition de l’image

  • Quenching et photobleaching
  • bleed-through
  • AOTF
  • colocalisation

 Applications spécialisées de la microscopie confocale

  • FRET
  • Photobleachinganalyse 2D, 3D ou 4D
    • DIC

Préparation des échantillons

  • Fixation des tissusDémasquage antigéniques
    • fixatifs coagulants
    • fixatifs cross-linkers
    • facteurs affectant la fixation


Registration form - to be submitted by March 20th






Boinformatics Workshop



April 2nd and 3rd, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

Room 2950

The RQR will present a two-day workshop on bioinformatics on April 2nd and 3rd!

Confirmed speakers:

  • David Rocke, UC Davis, California: Statistical considerations and validation of bioinformatics procedures
  • Pierre-Étienne Jacques, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Marina Cortes, Université de Montréal
  • David Morais, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Mathieu Bourgey, Genome Québec
  • François Lefebvre, Genome Québec
  • Guillaume Bourque, Genome Québec

Deadline for registration: March 24th

Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hGLRWSNu-_JmBZCXI7dwMrQDOPxsCOpbqvASflkp8gQ/viewform

Deadline for registration: March 24th 2014

Complete program: www.rqr.umontreal.ca/PDF/Bioinformatics.pdf