Biologist, Forest Genomics
Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7
Tel.: (418) 648-4886
As a member of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre’s forest genetics research team and a participant in the SMarTForests forest tree genomics project, Sébastien studies the spruce genes involved in wood formation. His specific area of research is the identification of natural genetic variations (polymorphisms) that give trees desirable characteristics (phenotypes), such as greater wood density or decreased angle of cellulose microfibrils.
He is in charge of TreeSource, the national database on wood and forests quality, and also develops bioinformatics tools applied to tree genomics and phenotyping.
In the past, Sébastien has worked in biomedical research and biopharmaceutics in university and industrial settings.
- M.Sc. (Microbiology), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal, St. Hyacinthe, QC, 1998
- B.Sc. (Animal Science), Macdonald College, McGill University, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC, 1995
- Forest genomics and molecular breeding (On-going)
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