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4 July 2013

Two Sherbrooke Researchers Receive Awards from the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

Benoit Chabot and Éric Massé, both researchers at the Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel du CHUS (CRCELB – clinical research centre) and professors at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke, were given prestigious awards by the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences.   

Benoit Chabot

The NRC Research Press Senior Investigator Award was given to Benoit Chabot for his “outstanding achievements in research.”

As the Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics and Director of the cancer research axis of the CRCELB, he works on alternative splicing, a gene expression mechanism. His work is increasing our understanding of how this mechanism contributes to several diseases, including cancer and AIDS.

Éric Massé

Éric Massé received the Robert H. Haynes Young Scientist Award in genetics for his important publications, although he has not even acquired 15 years of experience since earning his university degree.

Since 1997, he has published approximately thirty scientific articles in major journals. His research discusses the mechanism of action of small RNAs in the interest of developing new ways of fighting bacterial infections.

Source: Université de Sherbrooke

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