Salim Timo Islam, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor — Researcher: 2016-current at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) —  Armand-Frappier Health & Biotechnology Research Centre, Microbiology & Biotechnology program, Montreal (Laval), QC, Canada

Post-Doctoral Position: 2013-2016 at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) — Laboratoire de chimie bactérienne (LCB), Marseille, France in the laboratory of Dr. Tâm Mignot

Ph.D.: 2007-2013 at the University of Guelph, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Guelph, ON, Canada in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph S. Lam.   Winner of the 2013 Armand-Frappier Outstanding Student Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Society of Microbiologists for the top Microbiology PhD Student in Canada

Honours B.Sc.: 2001-2006 at the University of Toronto (Specialist in Microbiology, Minor in French as a Second Language), Toronto, ON, Canada, with research in the laboratory of Dr. Jun Liu


Nicolas Jolivet

B.Sc.: Université de Bretagne Sud (Vannes & Lorient), France — Biotechnology

Master 1 & 2: Université de Bretagne Sud (Lorient), France — Biotechnology: Biomolecules, Microorganisms and Bioprocesses

I am studying the role of cell-surface adhesins in the modulation of M. xanthus physiology.


• PROTEO Network Graduate Studentship (2018)

• FRQNT International Internship Program Studentship (2018)

• PROTEO Network Conference Scholarship (2019)

Fares Saïdi

B.Sc.: Université d'Aix-Marseille 2 (Marseille), France — Cellular Biology

Master 1 & 2: Université d'Aix-Marseille 2 (Marseille), France — Microbiology, Plant Biology, and Biotechnology

M.Sc.: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Laval), Canada — Applied Microbiology

I am studying the production of polysaccharides in our M. xanthus model system.


• "Best Article of the Year" in "La Synthèse" research journal (2019)

PROTEO Network Graduate Studentship (2019)

• Armand-Frappier Foundation Travel Award (2019)

• PROTEO Network Conference Scholarship (2019)

Eric Ramírez

B.Eng.: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico — Biotechnology

I am studying the physiology of the bacterial outer membrane using M. xanthus as a model system.


• Armand-Frappier Foundation M.Sc. Studentship (2018)

• Armand-Frappier Foundation M.Sc. Studentship (2019)


Rose Laverdure

B.Sc.: Laurentian University (Sudbury), Canada — Biomedical Biology

I am studying the intriguing parallels between eukaryotic and bacterial cell physiology using M. xanthus as a model system.


• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada — Canada Graduate

   Scholarship (Master's Program) (2019)

• Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) — Doctoral Research

   Scholarship (2020)


Nicholas Bradette

Project term (Summer 2020) for B.Sc.: Collège La Cité (Ottawa), Canada — Biotechnology

I am studying M. xanthus in its native environment.


• INRS Excellence Scholarship (2020)

Audrey Doumbe

Project term (Winter + Summer 2020) for B.Sc.: Université Libre de Tunis (Tunis), Tunisia — Health Biotechnology (Diagnostic and Analytical Biology)

I am studying the perception of extracellular signals by M. xanthus.


Omaima Rebay

Project term (Summer + Autumn 2019, Winter 2020) for B.Sc.: Université de Montréal (Montreal), Canada — Biomedical Sciences

I studied the role of proteases on M. xanthus physiology.



Image "Vague paradisiaque" (Heavenly Wave) of the complete M. xanthus life cycle chosen

   as a Finalist for the Prix du Public Découverte (Discovery Public Prize) sponsored by Acfas

   and Radio Canada

Anthony Kassis

Project term (Winter 2020) for B.Sc.: Université de Montréal (Montreal), Canada — Biomedical Sciences

I studied the role of proteases on M. xanthus physiology.

Alec McDermott

Co-op term (Summer 2018) for B.Sc.: Collège La Cité (Ottawa), Canada — Biotechnology

I studied the role of proteases on M. xanthus physiology.


• Armand-Frappier Foundation Undergraduate Summer Studentship (2018)


Prof. Salim Timo Islam


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