The Research Group on Infectious Diseases of Swine (GREMIP) from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Université de Montréal was funded in 1982. It rapidly evolved to become the most important research group on swine bacterial diseases in North America.
Research activities conducted by members of the GREMIP are mainly focused on pathogenesis of bacterial infections in swine. Among the major research themes is the molecular and cellular characterization of virulence factors of prominent swine bacterial pathogens, such as Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuis. By combining both fundamental and applied research, we seek to enhance the control of these infections through the development of new diagnostic tools and vaccine-based therapies. The recent recruitment of new researchers allowed the GREMIP to explore a new research theme, porcine virology, with focus on the porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV), the porcine circovirus-2 (PCV-2), and the porcine influenza virus.
Members of the GREMIP supervise over 35 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Through the years, our team of researchers has established important collaborations with nationally and internationally acclaimed scientists.Research activities are supported by different granting agencies such as NSERC, FQRNT, CORPAQ, private companies and the Université de Montréal.
Members of GREMIP at the community hall of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in St. Hyacinthe, QC
In 2006, members of the GREMIP created the “Centre de recherche en infectiologie porcine (CRIP)”, a strategic group of the FQRNT (2006-2012). The CRIP regroups more that 40 scientists across Quebec with different expertise and affiliated with more than 10 universities and research facilities. The CRIP uses multidisciplinary and integrated approaches (fundamental and applied research) to investigate the complex nature of swine infections (www.crip.umontreal.ca).
On behalf of all GREMIP members, I invite you to visit our brand-new website. Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Carl A. Gagnon or any other member of GREMIP. You can also download our brochure (pdf) by activating this link.
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