Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet 
October 2018

Maude Cloutier

MA student in Experimental Health Sciences
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Institut Armand-Frappier

Award-winning publicationPolysaccharides from Burkholderia species as targets for vaccine development, immunomodulation and chemical synthesis

Published in: Natural Product Reports


The work led by Maude Cloutier details the structure and biological activity of polysaccharides, as well as the synthesis methods used to prepare them. It also sheds light on the research to develop vaccines against the Burkholderia species of bacteria. By presenting an overview of the issues surrounding the bacteria, she provides a complete picture that research teams in a range of sectors can draw upon. In the current global context, it is critical that efforts be invested to develop vaccines to counter the bacteria that may be considered potential bioterrorism agents.