Author Archives: Isabelle Laforest-L.

Top 10 Découvertes 2017

Texte de Laurie Noreau pour Québec Science Capsule vidéo de Benjamin Turquet pour Québec Science et le Canal Savoir Un grand merci à mes directeurs Steven Kembel et Christian Messier, ainsi qu’à Alain Paquette pour la merveilleuse collaboration qui aura … Continue reading

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The Tree Phyllosphere in Urban Environments

Last week the last paper of my phyllosphere project got published at mSystems. It is fair to say that my publishing journey at this journal was, by far, the best yet. Both reviewers gave us great comments and suggestions, which … Continue reading

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Arrieta Lab 2017

Wednesday 13th of July 2017 Lately I have been reflecting on where does my love of science stems from. So far I built this list: Analyzing data Coding (75% == debugging) Reading the papers of others and appreciating the amount … Continue reading

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The end of a beginning

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“ Sir Winston Churchill, 1942 Yesterday, 24th of May 2017, the third chapter of my thesis got … Continue reading

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Of Big Meetings and Me

As I am clearly entering the last four months before giving in my Ph.D. thesis … I crawl under an unprecedented amount of data and possible projects to put into papers. BUT, the summer 2016 was the perfect timing to … Continue reading

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Publishing Chapter 1 Leaf Microbiome

WHAT: Relative influence of host species identity, site location and time on phyllosphere bacterial community structure. WHERE: In Quebec’s province natural temperate forest. WHY: First simultaneous comparison of these three drivers on multiple host species phyllosphere bacterial community structure. Enjoy: Laforest-Lapointe et al. 2016

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Pursuing a Ph.D. is a privilege and a test of character

<< WARNING: I OVERUSE LISTS. >>  Yesterday I was reading a blog post on the “unspoken dark side” of getting a Ph.D. In the article, the author shared his struggle during his post-graduate studies and described how academia is a … Continue reading

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