Sandrine Moreira, Ph.D.

Sandrine Moreira is the lead genomics for SARS-CoV-2 at the Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec (LSPQ) and is associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Université de Montreal. She has advanced expertise in microbial genomics that she acquired in cutting-edge research institutes, at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and in Columbia University in New York.

She played a leading role to develop and implement the genomic program for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in Quebec at the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, with sequencing center partners (Génome Quebec and McGill University) and in collaboration with the other provinces within the Canadian Public Health Laboratories Network. She is co-PI in the large Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) and participates in the Canadian Network for Modeling of Infectious Diseases (CanMOD)

Her aim is to use the power of genomic sequencing for Public Health needs in order to build pathogen surveillance networks, to better respond to outbreaks, to improve pathogen identification with clinical metagenomics and to facilitate the prediction of antibiotic resistance. She is leading translational research projects in clinical genomics with the objective of accelerating the transition from cutting-edge fundamental discoveries in genomics and bioinformatics to validated clinical tests in the service of the Québec population. When she has some free time, she has a passion for bizarre microbes with complex genome architecture.

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