Réseau québécois en reproduction



Derek Boerboom


Faculté de médecine vétérinaire - Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, C.P. 5000
Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) J2S 7C6
450 773-8521, poste 8286



Researchers: 71

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 217


The RQR scientific focus is based on the development of a wide range of genomic, molecular, cellular and clinical tools to address problems in reproduction. The wide range of expertise in reproductive biology, allows this strategic group to reinforce the competitiveness of the Quebec animal and agricultural industry. A major goal of the RQR is to develop and intensify technology transfer to contribute to the development of durable goods for the agricultural, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

Reproductive biology is fundamental not only for survival of the species, but also for several scientific domains including biotechnology, stem cell biology, teratology, toxicology, evolutionary biology and animal science. Quebec is known internationally for a large, innovative and accomplished community of researchers in mammalian reproduction.

Research Axes

  • Ovary Germ and Somatic Cell Function
  • Male Germ Cell
  • Embryo-Uterine Interactions

*The mission comes from the group's website.