Vol. 14 no. 3
The RQR Bulletin of October 2021 is now available here: October 2021
Vol. 14 no. 2
The RQR Bulletin of June 2021 is now available here: June 2021
Vol. 14 no. 1
The RQR Bulletin of February 2021 is now available here: February 2021
Vol. 13 no. 4
The RQR Bulletin of December 2020 is now available here: December 2020
Vol. 13 no. 3
The RQR Bulletin of July 2020 is now available here: July 2020
Vol. 13 no. 2
RQR LEADERSHIP RENEWED
Dear members of the RQR community,
This is a challenging time for us all. I hope you are keeping healthy, both physically and mentally. As with pretty much all elements of our daily lives, RQR has also been affected… >>
The RQR Bulletin of January 2020 is now available here: January 2020
Vol. 12 no. 5
The RQR Bulletin of November 2019 is now available here: November 2019
Divide and Connect: How to Build a Germ Line !
The tissues of multicellular organisms are formed by specialized, individual cells that communicate with each other and distincly shape the organs. In some tissues however, cells directly share some of their inner constituents, forming a tissue architecture called a syncytium. Syncytia… >>
Vol. 12 no. 4
The RQR bulletin of September 2019 is now available here: september 2019
Vol. 12 no. 3
The RQR bulletin of July 2019 is now available here: july 2019
Vol. 12 no. 2
The RQR bulletin is available here: May 2019
Melatonin: The Smart Protector of the Placenta
The pregnancy toxicology laboratory of Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt at Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier aims to identify the mechanisms of action of melatonin in the placenta. An article by Fatma Kharrat, MSc student in the laboratory of Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt.
Pregnancy is a… >>
Vol. 12 no. 1
RQR Travel Award- 2019 Competition
The RQR is pleased to announce its 2019 Travel Award Competition. RQR trainees can apply for awards of up to $ 500 to cover costs associated with attendance at a national or international meeting to promote… >>
New mutation of the FSH receptor
A collaborative project between Dr. Daniel Bernard, McGill University, and Dr. Pierre Miron, president and founder of FERTILYS, an industrial partner of the RQR.
Successful in vitro maturation of oocytes in a woman with gonadotropin-resistant ovary syndrome associated with a novel… >>
Vol. 11 no. 7
Review of the 11th RQR Symposium
The 11th edition of the RQR Symposium was held on November 13th and 14th, 2018 at McGill’s New Residence Hall in Montréal. The Pre-Symposium Workshop held on November 12th on “Reproduction in Exotic and Wildlife… >>
Vol. 11, no.6
11th RQR Symposium
The 11th RQR Symposium will be held on November 13th and 14th, 2018 at New Residence Hall in Montréal.
Don’t delay because places are limited to 200 participants!
Dr. Miguel Ramalho Santos
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto.
Dr. Martin Matzuk
Baylor College of… >>
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Its Effects and Implications
September 2018/Vol.7, no.1
Ongoing research in the laboratory of Dr. Serge McGraw, from the Centre de Recherche en Reproduction et Fertilité (CRRF) of Université de Montréal, precisely identifies the impairments to young embryos caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.
The early stages of embryonic development… >>
Vol. 11 no. 5
Science literacy week
On September 17th– 23rd 2018, the Science Literacy Week will be held across Canada. During this week, science activities will highlight outstanding science researchers and communicators from coast to coast.
This special edition is presented in partnership with the… >>
May and June 2018
Vol. 11 no. 4
2018 RQR Symposium
The 11th RQR Symposium will be held on November 13th and 14th, 2018 at the McGill New Residence Hall located at 3625 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, H2X 3P8.
Martin Matzuk of Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.
Shanna Swan,… >>
Vol. 11, no.3
New RQR website
The French version of the new RQR website is now available! In order to better represent the new direction of the RQR and to make the navigation more user-friendly and accessible, a makeover was required! The English version… >>
February and March 2018
Vol. 11 no. 2
REMINDER! RQR Travel Award – 2018 Competition
Act quickly!!! The deadline to apply to the RQR Travel Awards Competition is extended to March 23, 2018. Awards of a maximum of $ 400 are to cover costs associated with attendance at national or… >>
Vol. 11 no. 1
RQR Travel Award 2018 Competition
The RQR is pleased to announce its 2018 Travel Award Competition for awards of a maximum of $ 400 to cover costs associated with attendance at a national or international meeting to promote scientific exchanges.… >>
Vol. 10, no. 5
Bilan du Symposium 2017
The 10th edition of the RQR Symposium was held on November 14th and 15th 2017 at the Pavillon La Coop in StHyacinthe, and was preceded by a pre-Symposium workshop titled “Mitigating gender bias in science”.
Winners, best platform… >>
Vol. 10, no. 4
2017 RQR Symposium
The 10th RQR Symposium will be held on November 14 and 15, 2017 at the Pavillon La Coop of Espace St-Hyacinthe. You can now consult the preliminary program!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Symposium (November 14 and 15)
Deadline for registration: October… >>
Vol. 10, no. 3
RQR Renewal – A word from the Director
Dear RQR members, collaborators and trainees,
Changes are afoot!
Following the news of the renewal of the FRQNT Regroupements Stratégiques grant that funds the RQR, your Executive Committee has been hard at work planning and… >>
March and April 2017
Vol. 10, no. 2
2017 Symposium RQR
The RQR is pleased to announce that the 10th RQR Symposium will be held on November 14 and 15, 2017 at the Pavillon La Coop of the Espace St-Hyacinthe.
A block of standard rooms (1 King bed or 2… >>
The pig as a research model
February 2017, Vol.6, no.1
New therapies, drug testing, disease models and even the promise of organ generation for human use; these represent some examples of the unlimited potential of pigs in research. Laboratory of Dr. Vilceu Bordignon, McGill University
Although mice are the most common… >>
January and February 2017
Vol. 10, no. 1
RQR Travel Award– 2017 Competition
The RQR is pleased to announce its 2017 Travel Award competition for awards of a maximum of $400 to cover costs associated with attendance at a national or international meetings to promote scientific exchange. For a… >>
November and December 2016
Vol. 9, no. 5
2016 Symposium highlights
The 9th RQR Symposium was held on November 8 and 9, 2016 at the Espaces Dalhousie in Vieux-Québec. It was preceded by a pre-Symposium workshop on gene editing. All participants concurred both events were a great success! Since… >>
August, September and October 2016
Vol. 9, no. 4
Symposium 2016 du RQR
Hurry up! Deadline to register to the 9th RQR Symposium is this Friday, October 7th!
An excellent conference program is planned, including sixty poster presentations and 17 oral presentations, in addition to our three guest speakers:
Pablo J. Ross
Zika Virus: How a mosquito bite can affect fetal development
Mai 2016, Vol.5, no.2
Origin of the virus, responsible vectors, symptoms and correlation with microcephalyBy Julie Blouin, RQR Network Manager
The Zika virus was isolated for the first time in 1947 from a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest in Uganda in Africa by scientists… >>
May, June and July 2016
Vol. 9, no. 3
2016 RQR Symposium
The 9th Symposium of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction will take place on November 8th and 9th 2016 at the Espaces Dalhousie in Vieux-Québec. A training workshop on genome editing will be held prior the Symposium on November… >>
March and April 2016
Vol. 9, no. 2
2016 RQR Symposium in Vieux-Québec!
We are delighted to inform you that the 9th Symposium of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction will take place on November 8th and 9th 2016 at the Espaces Dalhousie in Vieux-Québec.
You can now save the date!
As in the… >>
Focus on industry’s needs in research at the reproduction level: second RQR networking workshop
January 2016, Vol.5, no.1
Report of topics discussed during the meeting between veterinarians, fertility clinicians, RQR researchers and pharmaceutical/ biotechnological companies held on May 25, 2015 at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal in St-Hyacinthe.
The objective of the networking workshop… >>
January and February 2016
Vol. 9, no. 1
Renaming of the CSR to the CRRD!
The Centre for the Study of Reproduction becomes the Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to change the Centre’s name to better reflect the scope of research conducted… >>
November and December 2015
Vol. 8, No. 9
Dr. Daniel Bernard elected to the Endocrine Society, Board of Directors
Dr. Daniel Bernard from McGill University was elected as Society leader (Basic Scientist Seat) by The Endocrine Society’s Nominating Committee. Dr. Bernard will assume his new position at the Society’s… >>
September and October 2015
Vol. 8, No. 8
Dr. Daniel Cyr in the “Cercle d’excellence de l’Université du Québec”
In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions to the field of reproductive toxicology, Dr. Daniel Cyr, from INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, inducted into the “Cercle d’excellence de l’Université du Québec“. Follow the… >>
Accelerating reproductive biology research, one egg at a time!
September 2015, Vol.4, no.3
Frédéric Leduc, Immune Biosolutions
Antibodies are at the core of most biomedical applications and modern research. Despite their critical importance to the advancement of knowledge and to many research applications, diagnostic and therapeutic, it is still difficult to find adequate and… >>
Vol. 8, no. 7
2015 RQR Symposium
The 8th RQR Symposium will be held on November 17th and 18th at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal and will be preceded, again this year, of a pre-symposium workshop on Monday November 16th. The details of this… >>
June and July 2015
Vol. 8, no. 6
RQR Travel Award Winners
Thirty-six trainees were awarded RQR travel scholarships in the amount of $480 each to attend international congresses and a scholarship in the amount of $220 was awarded to one individual for a provincial meeting; for a… >>
Vol. 8, no. 5
2015 Summer Scholarships
Congratulations to the 6 winners of a RQR-CREATE scholarships for internships at the RQR in the Summer of 2015:
Audrey-Ann Dumont, laboratory of Dr. Nicolas Gévry
Kevin Ippersiel, laboratory of Dr. Sylvie Girard
Nancy Li, laboratory of Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos
Richard Liu,… >>
A new heat detection system for dairy cows: a collaboration between CCTT and industry!
Mai 2015, Vol.4, no.2
Nadia Bergeron, agr. M.Sc., Agrinova
Agrinova, the College Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) in agriculture from the Collège d’Alma, is currently carrying out a project in the field of reproduction in dairy cows with the company Conception, located in Beaumont, Quebec… >>
vol. 8, no. 4
RQR Travel Awards
The RQR offers travel awards of a maximum of $500 to cover costs associated with national or international meetings to promote scientific exchange. For a meeting held in the province of Québec the maximum amount of the award… >>
Vol. 8, no. 3
New collaboration grants
Four projects were funded with a grant as part of the RQR new collaboration grants competition:
Rôle des Syncytines dans la prééclampsie, Benoît Barbeau from UQAM and Julie Lavoie from the Université de Montréal.
Development of tools to test biomarkers… >>
Vol. 8, no. 2
Internship Opportunity for RQR Trainees at EMD Serono
EMD Serono would like to fill a Fertility Internship position in their Medical Department with an RQR trainee. The responsibilities of the 1 year renewable position would be to work with EMD’s… >>
New trisomy screening approach targeting fetal DNA present in maternal blood
January 2015, Vol.4, no.1
Dr. Dominique Bérubé, Director of the genetics laboratory at OVO Clinic.
Several recent studies have demonstrated that intact fetal cells, as well as free fetal DNA, circulate in maternal blood. However, fetal cells are in very small quantities and they are… >>
Vol. 8, no. 1
New Collaboration Grants: Hurry up!
Grants are available to encourage the formation of new collaborations between RQR members. A total of 30 000$ has been allocated for the 2015 competition. Each grant attributed will be to a maximum of 7 500$.
Focus on industry’s needs in research at the reproduction level: RQR networking workshop with veterinarians
September 2014, Vol.3, no.3
Summary of topics discussed during the meeting of researchers and veterinarians held on June 17 at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal in St-Hyacinthe.
About fifteen veterinary practicioners in bovine dairy production were asked to answer to
Ethical, Legal and Social aspects of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: How to appropriately integrate an emerging technology into the Canadian healthcare system?
June 2014, Vol.3, no.2
Research group of Dr. Vardit Ravitsky on Reproductive Ethics and Genetics, Bioethics Programs, School of Public Health, University of Montreal.
One of the group’s major projects touches on a novel technology known as Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), that allows genetic analysis… >>
Partnership between the private sector and the university: Exciting and creative projects!
January 2014, Vol.3, no.1
Laboratory of Dr. François Richard, Université Laval, in collaboration with L’Alliance Boviteq Inc.
Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD) support well-defined research projects conducted in partnership with the private sector. In these projects, the investment of the partner goes beyond that… >>
Epigenetic: how the environment influences the health and development of the offspring?
November 2013, Vol.2, no.3
Quite little information is known regarding men’s reproductive health and its potential influence on their offspring. Most young men today have no idea that their choices and actions in every-day life could influence the health of their offspring. Laboratory of… >>
Growth factors as subfertility targets in dairy cattle
May 2013, Vol.2, no.2
Research in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher A. Price, Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Animale (CRRA), Université de Montréal, has identified unusual antigrowth functions of a growth factor in the ovary.
Over the last 5 decades, the worldwide dairy industry has… >>
Importance of selenium in the nutrition of breeding sows – a new approach
January 2013, Vol.2, no.1
Laboratory of Dr. J. Jacques Matte, Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre (DSRDC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Considerable increases in ovulation rate have been achieved in hyperprolific lines of pigs during the last twenty years. This has been done… >>
A link between menstrual pain and cardiovascular diseases: a finding that grew up into a discovery!
September 2012, Vol.1, no.2
Laboratory of Dr. Michel A. Fortier !om Université Laval: Eva Bresson, Pierre Chapdelaine, Sofia Boucher Kovalik, Éric Madore and Nicolas Lacroix-Pépin
As reproductive endocrinologists studying uterine function at the cellular and molecular level in the context of fertility, recognition of pregnancy… >>
The RQR is proud to introduce the members of our new Knowledge Transfer Committee
May 2012, Vol.1, no.1
Knowledge transfer is one of the priorities of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction. During the next months, many new projects will be developed to address this priority.