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December 15, 2015 - Health Canada authorizes a clinical trial for the UM171 molecule
Health Canada has officially given the green light for the first phase of clinical trials involving transplantation of cord blood cells expanded with the small molecule UM171 for the treatment of blood-related cancers. Thanks to our collaborators at IRIC and Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
April 30, 2015 - The Leucegene project has a new website
Visit the new Leucegene website. Several of our lab members are involved in this project.

April 15, 2015 - E4F1 Is a Master Regulator of CHK1-Mediated Functions (Cell Reports, 2015)
Altogether, our results classify E4F1 as a master regulator of CHK1 activity that ensures high fidelity of DNA replication, thus safeguarding genome stability.

March 16, 2015 - UM171 – Voted Québec Science Discovery of the Year
The public has voted this scientific breakthrough “2014 Québec Science Discovery of the Year.

February 17, 2015 - Simon Fortier, one of our PhD student, publishes in PNAS
Haploinsufficiency screen highlights two distinct groups of ribosomal protein genes essential for embryonic stem cell fate

February 1, 2015 - Dr. Guy Sauvageau - Radio-Canada's 2014 Scientist of the Year
Radio-Canada has bestowed the title of Scientist of the Year on Dr. Guy Sauvageau for the discovery of a molecule capable of multiplying umbilical cord blood stem cells.

January 1, 2015 - Dr. Guy Sauvageau is named La Presse’s 2014 Personality of the Year in the Science category
Dr. Sauvageau’s team has made an unprecedented breakthrough with the discovery of a new molecule capable of multiplying the stem cells present in umbilical cord blood.

October 19, 2014 - Dr. Guy Sauvageau and his team have been nominated as "Personality of the Week" by the daily La Presse
It is for the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells are used for transplants aimed at curing a number of blood-related diseases.


May, 2017
The Sauvageau lab currently accepting applications for exceptional PhD students. If you are passionate about research and interested in joining our team, please submit your application to Marie-Eve Bordeleau.

IRIC Next Generation awards

The IRIC Next Generation Awards program offers students an unique opportunity to receive an undergraduate research award and to conduct an internship at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal during the summer.

Please try next year! Application deadline is in February.

IRIC Student Recruitment Event

The IRIC Student Recruitment Event offers students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the field of cancer research a unique opportunity to participate in an international student recruitment event in June at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal.

Please try next year!

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