CRCHUM EGGLAB GREG FITZHARRIS OOCYTE AND EMBRYO RESEARCH LAB
Our lab is a basic science and translational research group located in the Research Centre at the University of Montreal Hospital CRCHUM. We aim to understand the cellular basis of infertility by unravelling how healthy oocytes (eggs) and embryos are made, specialising in live cellular imaging and Cell Biology approaches.
January 2021 Congratulations Lia Paim for winning the best poster category at 2021 SRF annual meeting!
November 2020 Well deserved prize won by Aleksandar Mihajlovic for best oral presentation at the Reseau Quebecois en Reproduction
June 2020 Lia Paim publishes a hypothesis paper in Reproduction, proposing a model as to when embryo binucleation causes aneuploidy
March 2020 Paper published by Gaudeline Rémillard-Labrosse with the help of many other from CRCHUM lab and McGill CUSM Fertility Clinic in Fertility and Sterility
Jan 2020 Paper published by Angus Macaulay and Adélaïde Allais in FASEB
November 2019 Prize won by Aleks Mihajlovic for best oral presentation at the Reseau Quebecois en Reproduction
November 2019 Paper published by Lia Paim on tetraploidy in embryos leads to press coverage on Global TV, Radio Canada, and La Presse
May 2019 Prize won by Adélaïde Allais for a poster presentation at UdeM Molecular Biology Research Day
May 2019 Grant awarded to Aleksandar Mihajlović from FRQS for a postdoctoral fellowship.
February 2019 Best oral presentation for Lia Paim and Aleksandar Mihajlović at UdeM Ob-Gyn annual research day
February 2019 CRRD Trainee fellowship for PhD student awarded to Adélaïde Allais
February 2019 A paper published by Cayetana Vázquez-Diez, Lia Paim et al. in Current Biology was covered by national and international media. CTV report The Gazette Global News
November 2018 Prize for Lia Paim at RQR annual symposium for her oral presentation
July 2018 Successful thesis defense by Cayetana Vázquez-Diez and nomination on Université de Montréal dean's honours list
May 2018 Grant awarded to Lia Paim from FRQS
May 2018 Lia Paim is the winner of CRRD Research Day 2018 oral presentation competition (PhD student)
February 2018 Prize for best oral presentation awarded to Mac Raagas at UdeM Ob-Gyn annual research day
January 2018 CRRD Trainee fellowship for postdoctoral fellows awarded to Aleksandar Mihajlovic
August 2017 Grant awarded to Lia Paim from FESP/Université de Montréal for student success
June 2017 The lab is awarded a CIHR grant to study mouse embryos
April 2017 Prize for Lia Paim at the Université de Montréal Ob-Gyn annual research day
April 2017 Paper by Shoma Nakagawa published in Current biology: 'Intrinsically defective microtubule dynamics contribute to age-related chromosome segregation errors in mouse oocyte meiosis-I' See articles from Radio-Canada, La Presse (in French) and also from New Scientist, Science daily, and Eurekalert (in English).
January 2016 Greg talks on Années Lumière on Radio-Canada talking about embryo mosaicism.
January 2016 Vázquez-Diez paper featured by several newspapers, including La Presse, Le Devoir, and Metro Montreal. See here article from Radio-Canada (in French). See here article by Montreal Gazette (in English):
January 2016 Vázquez-Diez et al. paper discussed in La Presse.