LATEST NEWS

November, 2021

DR JEREMIE FAGES RECEIVES THE CUMMING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulation Jeremie for this great award!

We are thrilled to announce that Jeremie has been awarded the prestigious CSM-Robson Postdoctoral Scholarship!

Congratulations! This award is well deserved!

November, 2021

THE LAB IS ONE YEAR OLD

This month the lab is celebrating its first year of existence!

Over the past 12 months, we have already achieved many milestones (1 paper published, 1 patent deposited, 1 paper submitted), built a functional lab to conduct exciting research, and we have recruited the best people to join us in Calgary.

 

We are very excited by what has been realized in a year, and we look forward to seeing what the lab will look like in a year! Stay tuned!

Happy birthday to the Lab Members

October, 2021

PIERRE WILL TALK AT THE ALBERTA CANCER RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Alberta Cancer Research Conference

Pierre has been invited to present some of the work the lab is currently conducting at the Alberta Cancer Research Conference on October 26th, 2021! The conference will host all the leaders in Cancer Research in Alberta and Canada!

Discover here the program of the Conference

October, 2021

UCALGARY ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISING OWN.CANCER CAMPAIGN

The new world-class Calgary Cancer Centre will open in 2023!

The largest Canadian Cancer Centre will open in Calgary at the Foothills Medical Center, where the lab is located! This comprehensive cancer centre will revolutionize cancer treatment by improving prevention, detection and building the capacity to treat cancer patients, increase clinical trials and research space!

Here you can learn about the ambitious fundraising campaign launched by UCalgary and Alberta Cancer Foundation.

September, 2021

THE FIRST PAPER OF THE LAB IS PUBLISHED!

We are thrilled to share that the first paper of the lab has been published in Methods in Enzymology!

In this paper, we provide a point-by-point protocol of the DTECT technology to detect genomic signatures from human diseases or genome editing experiments! We also illustrate the protocol with the capture of prime editing in human cells!

Congratulations, Orléna and Lou for this great work!

Here is the link for a 50-day free access to our paper.

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September, 2021

THE LAB WELCOMES JETHRO AND SANCHIT!

We are excited to announce that Jethro and Sanchit have started in the lab!

We are thrilled to announce that Jethro has started his Master's in our lab!

Jethro was working as a Research Associate in The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada in Prince Edward Island. He previously graduated from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where he completed his B.Sc in Genetics. Jethro's impressive work has resulted in two first-author papers! Read his articles here and here.

 

We are also welcoming Sanchit to the lab for his undergrad thesis!

Sanchit is an undergraduate student in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering of the University of Calgary. Sanchit has impressive leadership with multiple volunteering and entrepreneurial activities! He has received numerous awards for his leadership and creativity.

Welcome to the lab! We are lucky to have you here!

Discover our Team here.

August, 2021

BEST OF SUCCESS FOR THE REST OF YOUR CAREER, MAHNOOR AND NILOY !

After an impressive summer of work in the lab, Mahnoor and Niloy are leaving!

The whole lab thank you guys for your great work and excellent time in the lab!

 

We wish you all the best for the rest of your scientific career, and we hope our path will cross again soon!

August, 2021

FIRST LAB SUMMER ACTIVITY !

The lab went together for rafting in the Bow River to celebrate the great summer in Calgary!

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MAHNOOR AND NILOY PRESENT THEIR FIRST JOURNAL CLUB!

Mahnoor and Niloy have presented an interesting saturation mutagenesis

strategy with prime editing

Here is the paper they presented at our journal club:

Saturation variant interpretation using CRISPR prime editing, published in BioRxiv. 

July, 2021

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June, 2021

ORLENA SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED HER MASTER!

Caps​ off to Orléna for her graduation with honors!

Orléna has graduated with her French Master's degree. She received the honors "Mention Bien"! This is a remarkable achievement for your hard work and perseverance! The laboratory is proud of you.

Congratulations on your very well-deserved success, Orléna!

June, 2021

JEREMIE JOINS THE LAB!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Fages ​has joined our lab as a Postdoc!

Jérémie has completed his Ph.D. in Toulouse, France in the laboratory of Dr. Didier Trouche/Dr. Yvan Canitrot where he studied the mechanisms that maintain genomic integrity. He published an exciting discovery about the role of JMJD6 in the maintenance of ribosomal DNA integrity in response to DNA damage: Read his article.

In the lab, Jérémie is interested in studying the mechanisms that regulate the DNA damage response using modern genome editing technologies!

Welcome to the lab, Jérémie!

June, 2021

PIERRE IS PRESENTING AT THE CANADA INNOVATES 2021 ORGANIZED BY NEB!

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The inaugural Canada Innovates will be held on June 16, 2021! 

Pierre will be speaking at the first Canada Innovates presented by NEB!​ He will present a new detection platform recently developed for rapid routine COVID-19 variant diagnostics!

The registration for the symposium is free! More information can be found here.

May, 2021

MAHNOOR AND NILOY JOIN THE LAB FOR THE SUMMER!

We are excited to announce that Mahnoor Khan and Niloy Nath have started their summer research experience in the lab! 

Mahnoor was a 4th-year Biological science student at the University of Calgary. Niloy was in the final year of his undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program at McMaster University. Mahnoor and Niloy will be with us for 4 months!

Welcome, Mahnoor and Niloy!

April, 2021

BREAKING NEWS!

Orléna got her first amazing result!

 

The lab is up and running! Important experiments are under way. Keep posted for some great news from Orléna's inventions in the lab! ​

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March, 2021

THE ARNIE CHARBONNEAU CANCER INSTITUTE WELCOMES OUR LAB

Pierre was interviewed by the Charbonneau Cancer Institute

 

Learn more about what it was like for him to move to Calgary during a pandemic and what his lab, The Genome Stability and Editing Laboratory, will focus on in the years ahead.

Read it here

February, 2021

ORLÉNA JOINS THE LAB

We are excited to announce that Orléna Benamozig has joined the lab as an International Visiting Student Researcher!

Orléna is currently completing her Master in a top-rated Biotechnology Master program in France. She is joining the lab to develop innovative new technologies. Stay posted to learn more about her future inventions!

Welcome to the lab, Orléna! 

January, 2021

LOU JOINS THE LAB

We are excited to announce that Lou Baudrier has joined the lab as a Lab Manager!

Lou was previously at the prestigious The Rockefeller University where she studied the metabolism of cancer cells. She has published several high impact articles in Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, PNAS and Science Advances!

With her leadership and managerial skills, Lou will manage the lab and help students and postdocs.

Lou will also use her important scientific skills and knowledge to tackle important questions related to the link between cellular metabolism and DNA repair using modern genome editing technologies!

Welcome to the lab, Lou! 

November, 2020

THE LAB IS NOW OPEN!

The lab is open! See the opportunities to join us.

September, 2020

PIERRE WILL PRESENT AT THE SOCIAL DNAing

Pierre has been invited to present, as a "Rising Star" to the Social DNAing

Pierre will present the lab's recent innovation at the Social DNAing. More information how how to register and attend here.

March, 2020

A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY TO DETECT GENOMIC SIGNATURES

Our recent work is published in Cell Reports! We have developed a novel detection method to detect genomic signatures in model systems and samples from cancer patients to determine the resistance to their treatments. Read the article.