François Richard

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Génomique de précision en agriculture

2019/20 • $141,516 • PI,CO
Cette demande vise l'acquisition d'un PCR digital pour accélérer et bonifier nos activités de recherche dans le domaine de la transcriptomique en agriculture. Nous utilisons actuellement différentes plateformes technologiques qui permettent une analyse de l'expression des gènes (micro-puces,...

Cell signaling in ovarian function

2019/20 • $33,000 • PI
The cell is the unit of life. A cell functions as a single entity or as part of a group. The appropriate response of a cell to its environment is of great importance, not only for cell's survival, but for performing a physiological role. The cell's response to hormonal stimulation involves...

Biased signaling pathways in cumulus-oocyte complexes

2014/15-2018/19 • $130,000 • PI
During the last decades while milk production is increasing, fertility of the dairy cattle herd is decreasing. The utilization of in vitro culture system is one way to rapidly counter the decline of fertility. An important need of fundamental research is crucial for dairy cow industry that is...

CIHR Training Program in Reproduction, Early Development, and the Impact on Health (REDIH)

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,628,990 • PI
We propose a training program in Reproduction, Early Development, and the Impact on Health (REDIH). REDIH will be a collaborative training program across institutions in Quebec and Ontario, with mentors who are basic biomedical, clinical, population health, education, and ethics researchers. A...

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Reproductive Biology

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,500,000 • PI,CO
The overall objective of the program is to create a new, novel, superior and sustainable research training and mentoring environment to form the next generation of reproductive and developmental biologists. This will be achieved by providing multi-institutional, transdisciplinary training from...

Regulation of cyclic nucleotide hydrolysis in bovine sperm

2012/13-2014/15 • $243,365 • PI,CO
Many functions of sperm physiology are regulated by cyclic nucleotides. Specifically, cyclic adenosine monophosphate is involved in crucial events in sperm maturation processes such as motility, capacitation and acrosome reaction. Cyclic nucleotides are synthesized by cyclases to reach a...

NSERC EmbryoGENE Strategic Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,452,850 • PI,CO
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In vitro translation of in vivo stimulation

2011/12-2013/14 • $236,212 • PI,CO
Known as an international leader, Canada has a long history of collaborative efforts between researchers from universities, industries and agencies. In spite of embryonic production is feasible for several decades; the yield is still not optimal especially when oocytes are from small follicular...

Regulation of oocyte maturation in mammals

2010/11-2012/13 • $75,000 • PI
Reproduction is the basis of all agricultural animal production. To sustain innovation in the porcine and bovine industry and to disseminate reproductive biotechnologies, fundamental physiological knowledge about the production of healthy oocytes through oocyte maturation must be acquired....

Follicles to eggs

2010/11-2011/12 • $130,290 • PI,CO
Although major advances were made recently in the field of reproductive technologies, we are still far from understanding all the molecular events that regulate and control the quality of eggs that will develop into healthy embryos. Recent studies clearly established that oocytes acquire their...

Cryopreservation response of bovine semen

2010/11 • $74,883 • PI
Many functions of sperm physiology are regulated by cyclic nucleotides. Specifically, cyclic adenosine monophosphate is involved in crucial events in sperm maturation process as motility, capacitation and acrosome reaction. Cyclic nucleotides are synthesized by cyclases to reach a threshold...

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