Sébastien Boutin, Ph.D.
I am interested in evolutionary biology and in biotic interactions, and to their applications for biological fight (Probiotics, program of selection). First of all, I did a Master's degree on the influence of bacterial symbionts on their arthropods hosts (wood louse, copepods, aphids). Then I obtained a Ph.D degree focusing on the influence of the cutaneous microbiota of brook charr against opportunistic infections. I am now focusing on another interaction between pathogen and host by studying the genetic basis of the hygienic behavior in honey bee.
Characterization of SNP markers to develop genomic tools for evaluation in Honey bee (Apis mellifera)
Nicolas Derome (director)
Genetic and physiological bases of performances for growth rate, reproduction, and opportunistic disease resistance in brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis).
NSERC SPS, Coll. L. Bernatchez (IBIS) and Céline Audet (UQAR).
The goal of this project is to optimize genetic marker assisted selection (MAS) for traits of economical interest, and to develop sustainable alternatives for disease control by (i) selecting traits associated to growth rate, delayed sexual maturation, and opportunistic disease resistance, and (ii) gaining an accurate knowledge of the interspecific interactions in the microbial community involved, in order to develop brook char specific probiotics.
FishProbio: Efficient and sustaining alternative strategy to prevent and treat a major opportunistic infection in salmonids, the cold disease.
NSERC SEP, Coll. M. Castex (Lallemand Inc.).
The goal of this project is to compare the efficiency of a commercial probiotic strain from Lallemand (Bactocell®) with our best endogenous probiotic strain.
FishProbio: Efficient and sustaining alternative strategy to prevent and treat two major opportunistic diseases in salmonids, columnaris and furonculosis.
SORDAC-MAPAQ, Coll. S. Charette (IBIS).
The goal of this project is to test in vivo the efficiency of endogenous probiotic strains that exhibited in vitro antagonism effects for columnaris and furonculosis causative agents.