Research project

Evaluation and characterization of prophylactic biological products on the suppression of Pythium spp. in greenhouse productions


Greenhouse Crop Protection Research Chair MAPAQ – Premier Tech under the supervision of Richard Bélanger (Phytology department, IBIS, CRIV, FSAA, Université Laval) is looking for a motivated student to complete a two years master's degree in plant biology on the evaluation and characterization of the effectiveness of different biological products on the repression of Pythium spp. in greenhouse cultivation.

During his/her project, the student will evolve in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, in order to perfect its knowledge, and acquire skills in the fields of phytopathology, microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and greenhouse farming.

Research Field

- Phytopathology
- Microbiology
- Agronomy
- Biology

Research Supervisor

Richard Bélanger

Research Environment

Université Laval, Pavillon Envirotron, Centre de recherche et d'innovation sur les végétaux

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Financial Aid Available by Program of Study

Master's Degree in Plant Biology with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

$21000 per year for 2 years.

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Submission of research proposal AND project outline $500
First submission of thesis $1,000
Total $1,500

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

- Agronomy
- Biology

Requirements and Conditions

- Bachelor's degree in biology, agronomy, molecular biology, microbiology or equivalents
- An interest in phytopathology
- Enjoy working in a team
- Great curiosity and a desire to learn
- Autonomy

Required Documentation

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitæ
- Student transcript

Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Find Out More

Patricia Denis
Professionnelle de recherche
Département de phytologie