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John Bergeron

Emeritus Robert Reford Professor and Professor of Medicine at McGill, McGill University
Dr. J.J.M. Bergeron is Emeritus Robert Reford Professor in the Department of Medicine of McGill University. His research accomplishments were recognized through the Royal Society of Canada McLaughlin medal, the Human Proteome Organization Discovery award, the QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal and chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec. He has been effective through his work on several grants panels and committees overseeing the Medical research Canada of Canada as it transitioned to the CIHR. Additionally, he was on the RAG, the committee overseeing the NCI of the Canadian Cancer society, has worked and chaired several of its grants panels. Dr. Bergeron cofounded, was CSO and then chair of SAB of Caprion Proteomics. He cofounded the Innovation Centre of Genome Quebec/McGill University and was successful in large-scale grants from CFI and Genome Canada. As Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dr. Bergeron lobbied effectively with MPs and cabinet members to help create CFI and Genome Canada. He has lobbied through op-ed pieces in the National Post, The Edmonton journal the Montreal Gazette and Toronto Star as well as frequent scientific interviews on Radio Canada and Decouverte as well as several health research webcasts. Through community and media education, lobbying university Presidents to intervene with governments to support health research, meeting with policy makers and heads of federal and provincial health research agencies, Dr. Bergeron has been an effective and unstinting advocate for Health Research in Canada. Dr. Bergeron’s research focuses on how the organelles of the cell interact to regulate how proteins exit and enter cells, how they maintain cell homeostasis and how when dysregulated, they cause disease. Dr. Bergeron is married to Kathleen Dickson, a retired chief technician from McGill University, who has coauthored several scientific papers with Dr. Bergeron, including these articles.

Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Dec 08, 2018 17:28 pm UTC| Science

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create designer humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the...

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Economy

ECB likely to cut deposit rate by 10bp in September meeting; prepares new stimulus: says Rabobank

Finally, the speculation that Lagarde might lose her ECB nomination should Von der Leyen have failed to cross the line can also be put to rest, even though the European Parliament still has to official confirm her as ECB...

U.S. Treasury yields continue upswing ahead of FOMC’s July policy meeting minutes

The U.S. Treasury yields continued upswing during Mondays afternoon session ahead of few notable releases this week, with the main focus on the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) end-July monetary policy meeting...

UK gilt yields jump ahead of 10-year auction amid uncertainties over Brexit deal

The United Kingdoms gilt yields jumped during European trading hours Monday, ahead of the countrys 10-year auction, scheduled to be held on August 20 amid hovering uncertainties over a Brexit deal, to be wrapped up by...

German bunds suffer despite lower-than-expected rise in Eurozone July CPI; eyes on August manufacturing PMI

The German bunds suffered during European trading session Monday even after eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of July rose lower than market expectations, with eyes still on the Germanys manufacturing...

China pledges to keep yuan exchange rate basically stable, easing market fears over competitive devaluation: Scotiabank

China has pledged to keep the yuan exchange rate basically stable, easing market fears over competitive devaluation and mitigating implied vols (risks) of EM Asian currencies including the Indonesia Rupiah, according to...

Politics

Donald Trump loves that Melania Trump agrees with him about the prenup

The marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump is possibly one of the most followed subjects in the media today. Since Mr. Trump is known for being a wealthy man, many might be wondering...

Prototype of a nuclear missile that Vladimir Putin bragged about allegedly failed

This month marks the 20-year milestone of Russian President Vladimir Putins political career. However, it has been marred with a series of pro-democracy protests in Moscow as well as the death of five scientists from a...

To restore trust in government, we need to reinvent how the public service works

Around the world, the most informed and effective public servants are changing the way they develop policy and services. Australian public servants are eager to do the same, but their leaders are not supporting them to do...

Why we can't just blame rising inequality for the growth of populism around the world

The idea is now commonplace that income inequality is inexorably on the rise. The US experience in particular has become central to a new grand narrative prominent in public debate and taken to apply across rich countries:...

Russian protests highlight how authorities crackdown on activists – by targeting their families

When Dmitri Prokazov and his wife Olga Prokazov recently found themselves caught up in an unsanctioned demonstration in Moscow, while out with their one-year-old son, they didnt expect it to end with prosecutors...

Science

Cryptic genetic variation: the hidden changes in your DNA that could produce new diseases

Rarely has our environment changed so quickly. On top of climate change, were exposing ourselves to air pollutants, microplastics and unprecedented levels of fat, salt and sugar in our food. Environmental change is one...

Lab studies suggest medicinal plants can help repair human bone and tissue

Theres been a rise in recent years of biomedical engineering techniques that can restore lost tissue and bone. If youve been in a car crash, for instance, there are ways to restore or repair the lost body part or damaged...

Environmental destruction is a war crime, but it's almost impossible to fall foul of the laws

An open letter from 24 scientists published in Nature last month calls on governments to draft a new Geneva Convention dedicated to protecting the environment during armed conflict. This inspired a number of headlines...

HIV/AIDS deaths drop despite lack of complete cure

The HIV and AIDS epidemic has been a global challenge for decades. Unfortunately, a complete cure that would kill HIV and AIDS from a patients body is still unavailable. But that does not mean there is no other way to...

Donald Trump’s cancer cure promise still needs proof

Scientists around the world have reported strides in developing more advanced treatments for cancer while the complete cure is still unavailable. Illnesses like cancer are some of the major concerns for many households,...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: What are the mini-games that the developers have created inside the title?

Cyberpunk 2077 will be an emotional journey as confirmed by lead quest designer Pawel Sasko. But apart from the storyline, one of the things that are attracting attention is the mini-games that the developers have given...

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ release date: Is Troy Baker dead in the sequel?

There are a lot of speculations surrounding The Last of Us Part 2 as Naughty Dog is maintaining its silence about the sequel. The latest of which is revolving around Joel after the characters voice actor, Troy Baker, said...

‘GTA 6’ rumor originating from 4chan likely a fake

Another GTA 6 speculation is circulating online after Rockstar North took down the massive banner of Red Dead Redemption 2 that adorned its front building. The gaming studio is responsible for creating the GTA series, so...

Developers promise the series will not end in ‘Borderlands 3’

Borderlands 3 will be released in less than a month and fans of the series are looking forward to it, especially for its new co-op gameplay. On the other hand, some gamers are wondering whether it is going to be the...

South Korea’s generous incentives might boost Tesla Model 3’s sales

Tesla has become a household name in North America, especially in the United States, where more and more consumers are choosing to get electric vehicles that can drive itself. This year, the company is seeing major...
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