Pascale Ontchangalt

M. Sc.

Acting Co-Director — Innovation and Technology Transfer — Biotechnology

Pascale Ontchangalt holds a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and physiology from Université Aix-Marseille as well as a master’s degree in food science, with the microbiology option from Université de Bourgogne in France. She also holds another master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval. Pascale is an expert in the cultivation of microorganisms in controlled environments for the production of value-added molecules and in the study of gene and protein expression following the application of stress on an organism. Her career has allowed her to work with different types of organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, plants and even mice. She has also developed expertise in the field of technology transfer.

Key Achievements:

  • Establishment of a method for the molecular detection of viral pathogens in strawberry
  • Development of a molecular detection method for the phytopathogenic bacteria Erwinia amylovora in fruit trees
  • Exploitation of residual biomass in blueberry production through the extraction of molecules with high added value
  • Evaluation of the interest of certain microbial strains to be used in agriculture
  • Upgrading of sludge from water treatment for the production of value-added molecules, such as fertilizers

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Cell.: 418-934-9310