Mycotechnology

Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — Mycotechnologies

Mycotechnology—biotechnologies using fungi—have a real potential to stimulate the global development of the bioeconomy in many industrial fields, such as: agricultural biologicals (biostimulants, biopesticides, etc.); mycomaterials for packaging, construction or textiles; production of enzymes for industrials and secondary metabolites for the pharmaceutical sector; bioremediation (mycoremediation) of contaminated soils, sediments, water and air; products for the agri-food industry and the bioenergy sector.

Areas of application
  • Isolation, purification, selection and preservation of fungal strains
  • Fungal biomass production (in vitro, greenhouse, controlled environment, solid substrate fermentation, etc.)
  • Development of fungal applications in industrial processes (mycoremediation, mycocomposite, solid substrate fermentation, etc.)
  • Inception of the Regroupement pour l’innovation fongique (RIF)
General expertise
  • Controlled-environment agriculture
  • Bioremediation (mycoremediation)
  • Chemistry and analytical biochemistry
  • Microscopy
  • In vitro cultures
  • Microbiology
  • Plant and fungal biology
  • Biotransformation
  • Fungal strain production
  • Solid substrate fermentation

Experts

Researcher

  • Biochemistry (enzymology)
  • Solid fermentation
  • Molecular genetics

DEC

Laboratory Technician

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Laboratory

Laboratory Technician

  • Mushroom production
  • Fungal strain characterization
  • Recovery of residual materials

Laboratory Technician

  • Microorganisms conservation
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Molecular biology

Researcher

  • Microbial diversity
  • Metagenomics
  • Molecular genetics

Researcher

  • Bioremediation
  • Mycomaterials
  • Circular economy

DEC

Laboratory Technician

  • Cultivation of gourmet fungi
  • Fungal strain characterization
  • Recovery of residual materials

Research Professional

  • Isolation
  • Screening
  • Fungi production

Success Stories

Although this habitat is rather unusual for the organisms of the fungi kingdom, the St. Lawrence River waters have the potential to host previously unsuspected...
You know you’re an innovator when you decide to go into business with a brand new process for which there is no real precedent. That...

Project Summaries

2020

The Appalachian truffle (Tuber canaliculatum) is among the most popular hypogeal fungus in the gastronomic world. In 2020, it was also one of the most...

2017-2021

The aim of this project was to identify innovative ways to increase the economic value of residual organic matter (ROM). These ROM are processed as...