Research project

Nanomedicines: what is the fate of nanoparticles in the body?

Description

This multidisciplinary project is at the interface of pharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology and biology.

The project will study the fate of nanomedicines in the body. By studying how technologies similar to those that have allowed the development of mRNA vaccines, we aim to better understand how nanomedicines interact with living organisms. This knowledge will allow to design new drugs that are better and safer.

Research Field

- Pharmaceutical sciences
- Nanomedicine
- Biochemistry
- Toxicology
- Immunology
- Nanotechnology
- Biotechnology
- Nanoparticles
- Polymers
- Liposomes

Research Supervisor

Nicolas Bertrand

Research Environment

CHU de Quebec - Université Laval Research Center

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Financial Aid Available by Program of Study

Doctorate in Pharmacy Science

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

$22000 per year for 2 years.

Funding as a fellowship. The student will be supported to apply for nominative funding from internal and external funding agencies (FRQ, CIHR, NSERC).

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Submission of the project outline $2,000 
Successful completion of the doctoral exam $1,000
Successful completion of all courses by the end of the 8th semester $500
Principal author of a first scientific article by the end of the 12th semester $1,000
Principal author of a second scientific article by the end of the 12th semester $1,500
Principal author of a literature review article or a third article by the end of the 12th semester $750 
Successful completion of the doctoral seminar and first submission of the dissertation by the end of the 12th semester $1,500
Dissertation defence and final submission within 4 weeks of the defence $2,500
Total $10,750

Teaching and Research Fund: Maximum amounts up to $17,500–$25,500 for doctoral students.

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Funding source Amount
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents)
$30,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $30,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies   
$20,000 to $70,000$
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

Supplemental Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship Program: Entitles international students to pay Canadian student tuition fees, for overall savings of around $40,000. If you are benefiting of this scholarship program, the doctoral admission scholarship will go toward paying your supplemental tuition fees. You will not receive the $2,000 scholarship amount directly; rather it will be applied over your first two semesters to the supplemental portion of your tuition fees.

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Pharmacy Science with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

$20000 per year for 2 years.

Funding as a fellowship. The student will be supported to apply for nominative funding from internal and external funding agencies (FRQ, CIHR, NSERC).

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Submission of the project outline $500
Successful completion of the research proposal during the 1st semester $250
Successful completion of the seminar during the 6th semester $500
Accelerated doctoral track / First submission of thesis $1,000/$500
Total $1,750 (2,250$ if accelerated track)

Teaching and Research Fund: Maximum amounts up to $12,500–$17,500 for Master’s students.

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Desired Profile

- Medecine
- Pharmacy
- Nursing
- Biomedical Science
- Biochemistry
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Microbiology

Requirements and Conditions

- Multidisciplinary projet - this training opportunity is open to candidate with a plurality of profiles.
- Motivation and the will to learn will be the main criteria for selection.
- This project involves studies in mammal cells and in animal models.

Required Documentation

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitæ
- Student transcript
The motivation letter will have to detail how the training program will advance the candidate toward their professional objectives.

Find Out More

Nicolas Bertrand
Professeur adjoint
Faculté de pharmacie
nicolas.bertrand@pha.ulaval.ca