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Our group focuses on the characterization of biological pathways and mechanisms using genomics, bioinformatics and machine learning approaches. Our areas of interest revolve around the study of RNA and the regulation of protein subcellular localization.

 

We are currently particularly interested in:


-the biogenesis and function of small RNAs
-the genomic characterization of the targets of RNT1, prototypical type III yeast endonuclease
-the regulation of protein subcellular localization at the level of splicing
-the combinatorial action of splicing factors
-G-quadruplex identification and function

 

Our approach combines careful curation of the literature, analysis of high-throughput datasets (and in particular deep-sequencing datasets) and data integration to create predictors and models of molecular classes, biological pathways and systems.  Please watch the tools section as our databases and predictors become available.

We collaborate closely with wetlab research groups to generate our datasets and test our analyses and predictions in an iterative manner. Several members of our group are members of members of others such groups including Sherif Abou-Elela's and Jean-Pierre Perreault's groups.

 

Latest news

A Dream of Spring
The winds of winter still linger in the air at the start of this new semester where we see 3 new interns join our ranks! Welcome to Clément, Séré and Tommy to whom we wish a pleasant and enriching stay among us this summer! We also welcome back Sébastien and Gaspard who starting masters.

May 16, 2019

A well deserved award part 2
The 25th seminar of the department of biochemistry was held today with 10 students presenting their work throughout the day. The juge's preferred presentations were awarded prizes and we Congratulate Gabrielle, Fanny and Philia for coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively! And a double congratulations goes out to Gabrielle for having also been awarded the Pierre Chaillé award which acknowledges the incredibly prolific year she had and all the hard work behind it!

March 21, 2019

Summer fades. Autumn looms
Summer went by in a flash and here we are once more at the start of a new fall semester! The lab's filled up this time and we extend a warm welcome to our two new interns Étienne & Simon as well as to Sérine, Martin & Gaspard who will be doing research credits (welcome back Gaspard ;) ).

Sept. 4, 2018

A well deserved award!
On this day, Jean-Michel Garant was acknowledged for his very prolific year as a PhD candidate with the Pierre Chailler award! This prize was bestowed upon him by Xavier Roucou, the director of the biochemistry department, on behalf of all professors in the department to highlight Jean-Michel's incredible work during the past year. We congratulate him for this well deserved honor!

March 23, 2018

A Brave New Year
Congratulation to Gabrielle and Vincent as well as to Joël and Philia for starting their PhDs and MScs respectively! We're also pleased to welcome Hoang from France for his Masters 2 in addition to Ariane and Olivier for their research credits during this winter semester!! We wish them all the best for 2018!!!

Jan. 8, 2018

Something old and something new
We are happy to welcome our new intern Olivier Boisvert and to see Philia continue their intership with us for the fall semester!

Sept. 5, 2017

Summer
We greet Philia Bourelle-Bouchard and Yvan Tran in the team along with the sun and summer.

May 15, 2017

Back from holidays
The group is back from holiday break. A new intern will be working with us this semester, Joël Simoneau.

Jan. 5, 2017

Another semester
This new semester brings few changes. Audrey, Daniel and Darren are back in classes while Félix is back with us for a second internship. We are welcoming Michaël Desgagné in the group for an intership as well.

Aug. 30, 2016

New interns for the 2016 summer semester
Pr. Scott's lab is proud to welcome Daniel Tucunduva and Darren Mathurin St-Pierre as interns for the 2016 summer semester. We would also like to extend the welcome to our new MSc. Candidate Gabrielle Deschamps-Francoeur.

June 15, 2016