Audréanne Loiselle wins the national finals of Ma thèse en 180 secondes

After winning the finals of the Ma thèse en 180 secondes (My Thesis in 3 Minutes) contest for the Université de Montréal a few weeks ago, Audréanne Loiselle has now won first prize from the jury as well as first prize from the public at the national level, with her presentation titled “Synergies et compromis entre les fonctions et services écologiques de différents types de milieux humides de bord de lac”. Audréanne, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Stéphanie Pellerin, had also won first prize in a science popularization contest at ACFAS last year.

She will therefore be participating in the international finals of the contest at the Théâtre Outremont on 6 October.

The complete list of 2022 winners can be found on the ACFAS website. Audréanne’s presentation can be heard (in French) at the 26th minute of the video found on the ACFAS’s Facebook page at the following link.

Two research assistants positions open

Two positions of research assistant are now open for application.

Research assistant for the Marie-Victorin Herbarium:
Harvesting, drying, pressing of herbarium specimens
Planning field work
Entering information in a database
Other tasks related to the Herbarium (sorting, counting, ordering, etc)
For more information, see this document.

Research assistant in the Plant Taxonomy lab:
Harvesting, drying, pressing of herbarium specimens
DNA extraction
Amplification of genetic markers in the molecular lab
Leaf spectroscopy
Measuring herbarium specimens
Other tasks related to the Herbarium or the lab
For more information, see this document.

Ethnobotany of the first people of America

Michel Rapinski, who obtained his Ph.D. last autumn from the Université de Montréal and the Université de Guyane, was recently interviewed on a trip to French Guyana. He discusses his current research as well as those from his Ph.D. See the video of the interview at the following link: http://gps.gf/blog/alimentation-en-guyane-impact-de-lalimentation-locale-sur-la-sante-des-diabetiques-des-populations-autochtones/.

32nd edition of the Biological Sciences Department’s Symposium

We would like to thank all the people who participated directly or indirectly in the success of this 32nd edition of the Department’s Symposium which was held on Friday March 25.

We were very happy to welcome more than 150 people at the IRBV to share the research being done in the department.

We also thank the four speakers of our conferences who came to talk about greenwashing and ecology. Thanks to Alison Munson, Annie Levasseur, Nicolas Chatel-Launay and Yves-Marie Abraham!

A total of 46 communications from students in the department were presented (from undergraduate to graduate students), including 24 oral presentations, 4 video capsules and 18 posters, in addition to a photo competition.

In order to reward the excellence of the research carried out within the Department, these communications were the subject of an evaluation by a jury of voluntary professors, allowing us to award prizes for the best poster, video and oral presentation.

We would therefore like to congratulate once again the students who stood out during the symposium.

Best oral presentations:
Myriam Cloutier
Béatrice Gervais-Bergeron
Gabriel Dansereau
Marie Levet
Constance Le Gloanec

Best poster:
Thierry Choquette

Best video:
Audrey-Anne Leblanc

Best photo:
Roxanne Gélinas-Lemay

The IRBV would like to highlight excellence in student research by displaying the scientific posters of Julie Carvalho, Viraj Alimchandani and Nicolas Perrault in the main corridor of the IRBV. Come see them!

Audréanne Loiselle wins Ma thèse en 180 secondes

Audréanne Loiselle, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Stéphanie Pellerin, won first prize in the Université de Montréal finals of Ma thèse en 180 secondes (Three Minute Thesis). She will thus be representing the Université de Montréal in the national finals in Quebec City on the 11 of May.

All presentation cans be watched at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKe6KjYtE8M. For Audréanne’s excellent presentation, move forward 1 hour 6 minutes into the video.

The new was reported by UdeM Nouvelles, you can read that at the following link.