Roger C. Levesque

Affiliation : Université Laval
Organization : Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (IBIS)
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About Roger C. Levesque

Roger C. Levesque is the founder (2008) and Director of the Institut de biologie intégrative et des systèmes (IBIS) at Université Laval, a Scholar of Exceptional Merit 1990-2005 of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and a Full Professor in the département de microbiologie, immunologie et infectiologie, faculté de médecine at Université Laval. He has participated in several genomics international committees including reviewer and scientific officer 2007 of the Canadian Institute for Health Research genomics committee. He received a young investigator award from the American Society for Microbiology, was President of the Canadian Society for Microbiologists 2006 and a member of the Canadian Bacterial Disease Network Centre of Excellence 1990-2005. He is a co-founder of the new UKCAN-BACWAN CIHR network. His major research interests are based upon a concept in integrative biology as a new integrative approach in the study of bacterial genome evolution in vivo and transcriptomics of lung host-pathogen interactions modulated by inflammation and antibiotic resistance. His other interests include ecogenomics and the sequencing of the spruce budworm and the genomes of other insects having an impact in forestry, in the pharmaceutical industry and in functional genomics of antimicrobial peptides from various life-forms.

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