Workshop on How to Write Scientific Articles

We are very pleased to announce the speakers who will be giving the workshop on how to write scientific articles, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 1st 2016!

These two very charismatic editors will discuss with us the many aspects of scientific writing, such as how to choose the right journal and what happens after a manuscript is submitted to an editor. The workshop will also include a section on how to carry out a quality peer-review.



Pr Louis Gendron

Associate Editor of the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry

Université de Sherbrooke




Pr Jean-François Cloutier

Associate Editor of Journal of Neuroscience

McGill University



The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

New this year: a workshop on how to write scientific articles!

The Journée Phare 2016 organizing committee has the great pleasure to announce a new item on the program this year: a workshop on how to write scientific articles!

As you know, Journée Phare seeks to bring together students, research assistants and researchers from academia and industry in order to discuss innovating scientific research in a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. This year, we also want to provide our participants with pratical tools to help in the writing of scientific articles.

We therefore plan to invite 2 to 3 editors from scientific journals to draw on their years of experience in publication and to share their criteria for what makes a good scientific article.

This workshop is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, on December 1st. It will be followed by our traditional dinner-conference, taking place this year at the Château Bromont Hotel.

Do not pass on this opportunity to develop your skills in a pratical field which concerns us all! You will not want to miss Thursday afternoon!

The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

News – Dr Elena Verdú will be one of our guest speakers at Journée Phare 2016!

The Journée Phare 2016 organizing committee is very pleased to announce that Dr Elena Verdú from McMaster University has accepted to be one of our guest speakers at the next edition of Journée Phare, which will take place in early December. We are very excited that she will be among us to share her expertise and her passion for medical research.

Stay tuned! We will keep you apprised of any new editions to Journée Phare 2016!


Elena Verdu

Dr Elena Verdú is a physician-researcher and an associate proffessor in the Department of Health Sciences at McMaster University, situated in Hamilton, Ontario. A gastroenterologist, Dr Verdú explores the role of microbiota in the physiopathology of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease. Specifically, she studies how commensal bacteria interact with host tissue in order to prevent disease susceptibility. Her team is also interested in the mechanisms by which probiotic bacteria affect communication within the gut-brain axis. Dr Verdú and her laboratory use a vast array of molecular models, animal models and translational approaches. Elena Verdú also holds the Canada Research Chair in Inflammation, Microbiota and Nutrition.

The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

News – Dr Eric Frost has joined the organizing committee!


The Journée Phare 2016 organizing committee is pleased to announce that Pr Eric Frost has officially joined our committee, in the role of associate professor.

Pr Eric Frost is a professor in the department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke. Author of over a hundred articles in various scientific journals, Dr. Frost is involved in the diagnosis and characterization of medically relevant microorganisms. Among other things, his team has developed a method for detecting genetic polymorphisms based on the fusion temperature of post-PCR probe-amplicon complexes. This technique facilitates the identification and subtyping of microorganisms, and makes it easier to detect antimicrobial resistance.

We are very glad to have his support in the planning of Journée Phare 2016!

The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

Journée Phare 2015 Winners!

The Journée Phare organizing committee would like to once again congratulate all the winners from the Journée Phare 2015 event, which took place last November. We had very high-quality presentations last year, and you should all be very proud of your accomplishment! We hope that the Journée Phare 2016 participants will rise to the challenge!


For the oral presentations, the jury selected the following winners:

(1st Prize)  Thierry Mourer from the Université de Sherbrooke (Dr Simon Labbé)

(2nd Prize)  Peter Thériault from Université Laval (Dr Serge Rivest)

(3rd Prize)  Jérôme Côté from the Université de Sherbrooke (Dr Philippe Sarret)


During the poster sessions, the jury chose to honor:

          Audrey Turcotte from the Univeristé Laval (Dr Charles Doillon, Dr Stéphane Gobeil)

          Frédéric Couture from the Université de Sherbrooke (Dr Robert Day)

          Alexia Caillier from the Université Laval (Dr Marc-Étienne Huot)

          Geneviève Tremblay from the Université de Sherbrooke (Dr Brigitte Guérin)


Furthermore, the Ambassador Prize and the Prix de la relève were awarded to, respectively:

          Jordan Nadeau from the Université Laval (Dr Denis Soulet)

          Marilou Lavoie from the Université de Sherbrooke (Dr Anne-Marie Côté; Dr Pedro Géraldes)


Once again, congratulations to all for your hard work!

The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

Photos from Journée Phare 2015!

The Journée Phare organizing committee would like to thank all those who participated in the Journée Phare 2015 event, which was held on November 19th-20th 2015. Thanks to your contribution, this day was a rousing success! Feel free to browse these photos by clicking here!


Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event,

The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

Journée Phare 2016: the 8th edition!

Welcome to all!hebergement-hotel-chateau-bromont

We are proud to announce that the 8th edition of the Journée Phare event will take place on December 1st and 2nd 2016. This year, for the first time, our event will take place at the charming Château Bromont Hotel situated in nearby Bromont, Qc.

Spread over two days, the Journée Phare will include a workshop on how to write scientific research papers hosted by two associate editors of noteworthy journals, a dinner-conference and plenary sessions featuring distinguished guests, student talks and poster sessions and a networking cocktail.

Registration and abstract submission for poster presentations will remain open untill November 24th.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee

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