LABORATOIRE
FORTIER

Laboratoire de Louis-Charles Fortier  
Research laboratory

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Nouvelles du laboratoire

2012/09 - L'article "Gebhart D, Williams SR, Bishop-Lilly KA, Govoni G, Willner KM, Butani A, Sozhamannan S, Martin D, Fortier LC, Scholl D. Novel high molecular weight, R-type bacteriocins of Clostridium difficile." a été accepté pour publication dans J. BacteriologyLien Pubmed.


2012/08 – L’article "Meessen-Pinard M, O Sekulovic and LC Fortier. Evidence of in vivo prophage induction during Clostridium difficile infection" a été accepté pour publication dans Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Bravo Mathieu et Ognjen! 


2012/07 - L'affiche de Émilie St-Pierre a été acceptée pour présentation au 4th International Conference on Clostridium difficilequi se tiendra du 22 au 24 septembre 2012 à Bled, Slovénie.


2012/04 - Louis-Charles Fortier a obtenu une bourse de carrière Junior 2 du Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQ-S).


2012/04 - Notre laboratoire est déménagé au 1er étage du Pavillon de Recherche Appliquée sur le Cancer (PRAC, anciennement le Centre de développement des biotechnologies, sur le campus de la santé à côté du CHUS). Assurez-vous d'avoir nos nouvelles coordonnées à jour! (cliquez sur l'ongle Coordonnées/Location)


2012/03 - David Lalonde Séguin (M.Sc. Biologie, UdeS) s'est joint à notre équipe à titre d'assistant de recherche. Bienvenue dans l'équipe!


2012/01 - Marie-Pierre Dubeau (PhD Biologie, UdeS) s'est joint à notre équipe à titre d'assistante de recherche et à Marie-Ève Pépin (étudiante de 2ième année au baccalauréat en Microbiologie, UdeS) effectuera un stage COOP dans notre laboratoire à l'hiver 2012. Bienvenue à toutes les deux!


News from our lab

2012/09 - The manuscript "Gebhart D, Williams SR, Bishop-Lilly KA, Govoni G, Willner KM, Butani A, Sozhamannan S, Martin D,Fortier LC, Scholl D. Novel high molecular weight, R-type bacteriocins of Clostridium difficile." has been accepted for publication in J. Bacteriology. Pubmed link.


2012/08 – The manuscript "Meessen-Pinard M, O Sekulovic and LC Fortier. Evidence of in vivo prophage induction during Clostridium difficile infection" has been accepted for publication in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  Congrats Mathieu and Ognjen! Pubmed link.


2012/07 - Émilie St-Pierre's poster has been accepted for presentation at the 4th International Conference on Clostridium difficile which will be held from September 22 to 24 in Bled, Slovenia.


2012/04 - Louis-Charles Fortier obtained a Junior 2 salary award from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQ-S).

2012/02 - Our lab has moved into a new building on the health campus near the CHUS. Make sure to have the good coordinates by clicking on the Location tab.


2012/03 - David Lalonde Séguin (M.Sc. Biology, UdeS) joined our group as a research assistant. Welcome aboard David!


2012/01 - Marie-Pierre Dubeau (PhD Biology, UdeS) joined our group as a research assistant and Marie-Ève Pépin (undergrad student in microbiology, UdeS 2nd year) will do her COOP training in our lab this winter semester. Welcome to both of you!


2011/09 - The manuscript "S. Sirard, L. Valiquette and LC Fortier.  Lack of association between clinical outcome of Clostridium difficile infections, strain type, and virulence-associated phenotypes" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Congrats Stéphanie!


2011/08 - We obtained a ASPIRE research grant from Pfizer Inc ASPIRE 2011 (Advancing Science through Pfizer-investigator exchange)


2011/06 - LC Fortier is now director of the graduate program of studies in microbiology at the faculty of medicine and health sciences of the UdeS.


2011/05 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved the use of Fidaxomicin (Dificid) for the treatment of C. difficileinfections. More about this news here.


2011/04 -Mulhbacher J., Brouillette E., Allard M., Moisan H., Fortier LC, Malouin F. and DA Lafontaine. Selective Inhibitors of Guanine Riboswitches as a New Class of Antibiotics. PLoS Pathogens,6(4):pp. e1000865" has been voted the discovery of the year by the readers of the magazine Québec Science 


2011/03 - Sekulovic, Meessen-Pinard M., and LC Fortier. Prophage-stimulated toxin production in Clostridium difficile NAP1/027 lysogens" has been published in Journal of Bacteriology.  Congratulations to Ognjen and Mathieu!PubMed


2011/02 - Fortier LC, Malouin F. and V. Burrus. c-di-GMP turn-over in C. difficile is controlled by a plethora of diguanylate cyclases and phosphodiesterases" has been published in PLoS Genetics. Congratulations Éric!


2011/01 - Mulhbacher J., Brouillette E., Allard M., Moisan H., Fortier LC, Malouin F. and DA Lafontaine. Selective Inhibitors of Guanine Riboswitches as a New Class of Antibiotics. PLoS Pathogens,6(4):pp. e1000865" has been selected as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year according to the magazine Québec Science 


2010/12 - New publication: Gonzales M., Pépin J., Frost EH., Carrier J., ., Fortier LC, Lamarre P., and L. Valiquette. Faecal pharmacokinetics of orally administered vancomycin in patients with suspected Clostridium difficile infection. BMC Infectious Diseases10:363. 


2010/11 -Le Code Chastenay at Télé Québec that presented the recent discovery of riboswitches and their potential to fight multidrug-resistant pathogens such as MRSA and C. difficile. I was interviewed for the report.


2010/09 - The ICDS in Bled Slovenia was a very interesting meeting and confirmed the interest for phages of C. difficile! 


2010/08 - All summer trainees have now left the lab for another semester. Thanks to Audrey, Émilie and Xavier for their good work!

We have installed our new Olympus IX81 inverted fluorescence microscope. It's cool!!

2010/07 - We have installed our new Coy Lab anaerobic chamber, increasing our working capacity under anaerobic atmosphere

Louis-Charles' abstract has been selected for an oral presentation at the 3rd International Clostridium difficile Symposium to be held in Bled, Slovenia (September 22-24, 2010)