The Biobank of the RHN
What is the Biobank of the RHN?
The Quebec RHN Biobank is a network of research centers that store human tissues according to high quality standards. Despite the importance of scientific results obtained from animal models, it is essential for researchers to be able to work on human samples from participants with respiratory diseases to try to elucidate the causes and mechanisms. The availability of high-quality, well-documented, and large quantity of human material is essential to improve the understanding of respiratory diseases.
The particularity of the Biobank RHN is the pooling of samples while maintaining the uniqueness of each of the participating centers. This method of operation proposes a virtual bank composed of the information related to the samples which are pooled on a central server while the samples are kept in each of the centers. This allows researchers to benefit from the full reach of a network of banks operating in common according to established criteria and to increase the possibility of obtaining fewer samples in certain fields of research thanks to the participation of several centers.
The director of the Biobank is Dr. Simon Rousseau
Simon Rousseau is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. His research interests are focused on inflammation as the main feature of many respiratory diseases. The goal of his research program is to understand the role of intracellular signaling pathways in the control of inflammatory mediator synthesis following the activation of the innate immune response that may alter the structure and function of the respiratory tract.
Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
|Dr François MaltaisResponsible Centre IUCPQ|
|Dr Philippe JoubertCo-responsibleCentre IUCPQ|
|Christine RacineCoordinatorBiobanque du centre IUCPQ418-656-8711 #2881Christine.Racine@criucpq.ulaval.ca|
|Marie-Christine AllardResearch assistantBiobanque du centre IUCPQ418-656-8711 #3288Marie-Christine.Allard@criucpq.ulaval.ca|
|Sabrina BiardelResearch assistantBiobanque du centre IUCPQ418-656-8711 #email@example.com|
|Marie-Ève CôtéResearch assistantBiobanque du centre IUCPQ418-656-8711 #firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Caroline GagnonResearch assistantBiobanque du centre IUCPQ418-656-8711 #email@example.com|
McGill University Health Center Research Institute
|Dr Simon RousseauResponsible Biobanque du centre McGill|
|Dre Anne-Marie LauzonCo-responsibleBiobanque du centre McGill|
|Andrea Karen MogasCoordinatorBiobanque du centre McGillLaboratoire Meakins Christie514-934-1934 #firstname.lastname@example.org|
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
Research Center of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Research Center of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital
|Dr Sze Man TseResponsible Biobanque du centre CR Sainte-Justine|
Coordonnateur de la Biobanque du centre CR Sainte-Justine