Education: B.Sc. (Microbiology), Université Laval, 1973; M.Sc. (Microbiology and Immunology), McGill University, 1976; Ph.D. (Microbiology), University of Guelph (Ontario), 1981.
Professional Experience: Research Associate, Division of Biological Sciences, NRC (Ottawa), 1981-1983; Senior Research Officer, Processes Sector, CRIQ (Sainte-Foy), 1983-1987; Research Officer, Biochemical Engineering Section, NRC-BRI (Montréal), 1987-1989; Group Leader, Microbial and Enzymatic Technology, Bioprocess Sector, NRC-BRI (Montréal), 1989-2002; Director (rotating), Bioprocess Sector, NRC-BRI (Montréal), 2002-2004; Group Leader, Microbial and Enzymatic Technology, Bioprocess Sector, NRC-BRI (Montréal), 2004-2012; Professor, Canada Research Chair, Tier I, of Microorganisms and Industrial Processes in Biotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke: 2012-present.
Scientific Interests: Applied microbiology, microbial fermentation processes, accelerated development, optimization, and scale-up of microbial fermentation processes, methylotrophic microorganisms, microbial expression systems, production of technical enzymes, recombinant proteins and peptides, primary recovery and purification of various biotechnology products, bioproducts.
Scientific Production: 52 publications, 70+ scientific presentations, 4 patents, several important reports for various industrial clients, numerous consultations, a variety of interactions (contracts, scientific collaborations) with more than 75 industrial clients in Canada and abroad. Participated directly or indirectly in the creation of 6 biotechnology companies.