Recent Research Projects

Environmental factors controlling the production of recombinant proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana plants grown hydroponically in mobile gullies

2017/18-2018/19 • $611,836 • PI,CO
The overall goal of this project is to determine the main factors regulating transient expression and accumulation of recombinant vaccine antigens and other biopharmaceuticals in Nicotiana benthamiana (NB) cultivated hydroponically in moving gullies. This type of cultivation system offers great...

Physiological determinants of recombinant protein expression in nicotiana benthamiana

2013/14-2016/17 • $1,091,478 • PI,CO
This project will study and optimize the physiological determinants of vaccine antigen production in the Nicotiana benthamiana (Nb) plant protein expression platform, in relation with a number of cultural and growth parameters including light regime, atmospheric CO2, nitrogen fertilization and...

Optimisation des méthodes d'irrigation dans les productions de fraises et de canneberges

2010/11-2014/15 • $2,238,670 • PI,CO
English version availableCette demande de subvention de recherche et développement coopérative concrétise un partenariat derecherche entre l'Université Laval, Hortau, Canneberges Bieler, Atocas Notre-Dame, Fraises de l'Île d'Orléanset le CRSNG pour vérifier expérimentalement, améliorer au besoin...

Ecophysiological processes as determinants for understanding growth of poplars in the Canadian boreal zone

2010/11-2011/12 • $107,003 • PI,CO
This project is a continuation of a previous CRD grant through which we had installed and studied several fast-growing plantations of hybrid poplars in north eastern Canada. We aim to improve our understanding of nutrient requirements of hybrid poplars in the boreal zone using mineral or organic...



A method for synthesizing a protein of interest within a plant or a portion of a plant is provided. The method involves treating the plant to increase secondary leaf biomass production, followed by introducing one or more than one nucleic acid sequence encoding a protein of interest operatively linked with a regulatory region that is active in the plant, into the plant. The plant is then maintained under conditions that permit the nucleic acid sequence encoding the protein of interest to be...
Related applications: EP20150819391, CA20152954759, WO2015CA50644, ES20150819391T