Lady Davis Institute Distinguished Lecture Series: Sherif Abou Elela, Ph.D.

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When Two is Better Than One: Gene duplications as basis for a soft-wired code for ribosomes function

Dr. Sherif Abou Elela

Sherif Abou Elela, Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair in RNA Biology and Cancer Genomics
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease
University of Sherbrooke

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10:45 am – 12:00 pm – HYBRID EVENT
Block B Amphitheater B-106 (JGH, Pavilion B)
3755, Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Mtl, QC H3T 1E2

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Dr. Sherif Abou Elela is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). He is a member of the Oncology group at the Research Center of the CHU-Sherbrooke and the scientific director of the Genome Quebec RNomics platform. Dr. Sherif Abou Elela earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Quatar before relocating to Canada, where he completed his Ph.D. in microbiology and genetics at the University of Guelph in 1994. He joined the Center for Molecular Biology of RNA at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) for his postdoctoral fellowship, until he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Sherbrooke. Dr. Sherif Abou Elela holds a Canada Research Chair in RNA Biology and Cancer Genomics and he has so far secured more than $16 million in grants from both Genome Canada and Genome Quebec. His research is at the forefront of RNA biology and both its diagnostic and therapeutic potential. His group aims at understanding the basic mechanisms that control the synthesis and stability of RNA in eukaryotic cells, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel biomarkers for cancer.

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