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Clémence Rinfret-Robert stands out at Simon-Pierre-Noël prize

Clémence Rinfret-Robert student in biochemistry and molecular medicine at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), is the winner of the mastery presentation prize of the 29th Simon-Pierre-Noël Scientific Day. The graduate students give oral presentations of their research results in the presence of graduate students, professors […]

Accolade for Pierre Priam at the concours Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles

Pierre Priam, Ph.D. candidate in cellular biology at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), is the deserving winner of the concours Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles organized by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. Awarded the sum of $1,000, Pierre Priam received the honor as a result of his […]

Participate in the IRIC Great Challenges against Cancer on September 8th, 2018

The registration period for the 9th edition of the IRIC Great Challenges is now open. Join us on September 8th and ride for the cause in Mauricie, to support research efforts against the disease. The IRIC Great Challenges are presented this year as part of the Défis du Parc—recognized worldwide for the beauty of their circuits […]

A novel tool for observing molecular threesomes

 By Martin Primeau There are thousands of proteins hidden in every cell and that bind to each other to transmit information. This communication often involves 2 proteins at a time, but sometimes there are 3 or more! Some of these assemblies play key roles in signaling and the control of cell proliferation, and therefore it is […]

Pierre Thibault and Mike Tyers, winners of Genome Canada’s Genomics Technology Platforms 2016 Competition

The IRIC is proud to announce that it has been granted a funding of 3.41 M$ for its Centre for Advanced Proteomic and Chemogenomic Analyses (CAPCA), led by Pierre Thibault and Mike Tyers, both Principal Investigators at the IRIC, as part of Genome Canada’s “Genomics Technology Platforms 2016 Competition for Operations Support and Technology Development […]

The sweet tooth of melanoma explained

by Martin Primeau When they become cancerous, cells accelerate their metabolism to become real “sugar addicts”. This behavioral change provides them with a lot of energy, enough to accelerate their growth and multiplication. But how do they manage to change their eating habits? This is what Professor Philippe Roux’s team from the IRIC wanted to […]

The intimate bond between three proteins linked to cancer now unveiled

By Martin Primeau The team of Marc Therrien, Scientific Director and Principal Investigator at the IRIC, proposes a true paradigm shift in an article just published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Professor Therrien’s group was interested in the mechanism of activation of BRAF, a protein involved in many cancers because of its role as […]

In vivo science and artificial intelligence join forces to advance tools in cancer treatment and management

Montreal, February 8, 2018 — It will become easier to discover imaging biomarkers and identify digital surrogates for modern end-points in personalized therapies, thanks to a partnership between Sylvain Meloche – Principal Investigator within the signaling and cell growth research unit at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) – along with his […]

Women & Science

On Sunday February 11th, the IRIC will be present at the Science Center for the Women & Science Forum. Three IRIC investigators will take part in the event by presenting their work to encourage young girls’ interest in science. Julie Lessard (Chromatin Structure and Stem Cell Biology), Delphine Bouilly (Design and Application of Electronic Nanobiensensors) and Trang Hoang […]

Cancer: Hopes and Challenges

On February 1st, the IRIC held the breakfast Cancer: hopes and challenges for the occasion of World Cancer Day (February 4th), hosted by Yanick Villedieu. Four IRIC Investigators spoke about cancer research in 2018 while highlighting its importance in the fight against the disease – the first cause of death in Canada, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Around 100 […]

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