Research Highlights

Resources for researchers and clinicians fighting COVID-19 in Canada

In conversation with Dr.Guillaume Bourque

Can you tell us more about the COVID-19 Resources platform and how it came about? I was contacted by a colleague asking whether I could help them build an online tool to find and share reagents needed for COVID-19 research projects. Before building it, I decided to ask on Twitter if anybody was already working...

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Creating a data base of musical scores

Ichiro Fujinaga
Chair of the Music Technology Area of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University

Ichiro Fujinaga likens his life’s work and goal to something he nicknames “Google Scores.”. Like Google Books, his project aims to establish a huge database of musical scores that will be freely accessible to anyone who uses the search engine. “What I’ve been working on for the last 30 years is optical music recognition,” says...

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Silence, we’re flying!

 Reducing noise:  a public health issue When Professor Stéphane Moreau takes a plane, he’s not like the other passengers. On board, he becomes alert to all of the noises around him. It’s a natural reflex for the University of Sherbrooke Research Chair in Aeroacoustics who has chosen to make the noise produced by these flying...

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The Search for New Catalysts: at the Heart of Green Chemistry

Marc-André Légaré
Département de chimie, Faculté des sciences et de génie, Université Laval

Marc-André Légaré, who is finishing a Ph.D in chemistry at Université Laval, was one of the recipients of the Fonds de recherche du Québec’s Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles awards in October 2015. He received the award for an article published in the prestigious American publication Science regarding his research on metal-less catalysts. Complex molecular modelling computations are...

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Brain Mapping

Maxime Descoteaux
Département d'informatique, Faculté des sciences, université Sherbrooke

With Maxime Descoteaux, white matter takes on the colors of the rainbow and the brain becomes a sophisticated tangle of nerve fibers. He is the image wizard who reads in the diffusion of water to reveal the paths of our intellect, the mathematician who puts the pedal to the floor on the brain’s highways. Why...

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Filtering the Stars Signals

Victoria Kaspi looks at the stars, especially pulsars, which have densities far higher than any other stars. She wants to understand how such density affects matter and space-time, the fundamental principles of physics. What Are Pulsars? When a supergiant star has exhausted its nuclear fuel, there is no longer enough gas pressure produced to counter...

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Molecular dynamics to fight infection

Patrick Lagüe
Department of biochemistry, microbiology and bio-informatic, University Laval

Mode of action of the protein truncated hemoglobin N in the infection process of tuberculosis bacteria   Tuberculosis infects one-third of the world’s population. In the majority of the people infected, the immune system succeed to stop the progression of the disease by producing NO and reducing the concentration of O2 in the infected lesion....

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