Dr. Louise Deschênes

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Research Scientist

Research in the fields of nanotechnology, materials and interfaces for a better understanding of food systems and for innovation and development in food processing and detection of risks.

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Deschênes is dedicated to biosensing in the field of food safety and to the understanding of the behaviour of bacteria and viruses at different interfaces. She is also interested in the interactions of nanoparticles with food systems.

Research and/or project statements

  • Proteins and other biomolecules at interfaces.
  • Biofilms, bacterial and virus adhesion.
  • Optimisation of physico-chemical parameters involved in methods for the detection of viruses.
  • Nanoparticules at interfaces.
  • Nanotechnology-based biodetection methods.

Professional activities / interests

  • Polymers, materials and nanomaterials.
  • Biodetection, biosensing.
  • Interfacial phenomena.
  • Molecular monolayers and self-assemblies.

Education and awards

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, 1981
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, 1984
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Laval University, 2008

International experience and/or work

  • Contribution to the organization of symposiums and conferences.
  • Participation to international research projects.
  • Expertise in food irradiation.

Key publications

  1. Haddad, S., Elliot, M., Savard, T., Deschênes, L., Smith, T., Ells, T. Variations in biofilms harbouring Listeria monocytogenes in dual and triplex cultures with Pseudomonas fluorescens and Lactobacillus plantarum produced under a model system of simulated meat processing conditions, and their resistance to benzalkonium chloride, 123 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107720

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  2. Lapointe, C., Deschênes, L., Ells, T.C., Bisaillon, Y., and Savard, T. (2016). "Complex microbial ecology in the food processing industry: a competitive multiculture biofilm for meat processors.", Biofilms 7, Porto, Portugal, 26-28 June, 2016, pp. 230. (Abstract)

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  3. Deschênes, L. (2015). "Packaging Functional Foods: From Basic Requirements to Nano Perspectives.", in Shi, J. (ed.) - Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals: Processing Technologies, Second Edition, CRC Press, Chapter 13, pp. 409-425.

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  4. Ells, T.C., Bezanson, G.S., Deschênes, L., and Savard, T. (2015). "Surface type and inoculum level impacts the integration of Escherichia coli strain 0811 into complex biofilm communities formed under simulated meat processing conditions.", IAFP Conference 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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  5. Masse, L., Puig-Bargués, J., Mondor, M., Deschênes, L., Talbot, G. (2015). Efficiency of EDTA, SDS, and NaOH Solutions to Clean RO Membranes Processing Swine Wastewater, 50(16), 2509-2517. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2015.1062395

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  6. Deschênes, L., Lyklema, J., Danis, C., and St-Germain, F. (2015). "Phase transitions in Polymer Monolayers: Application of the Clapeyron equation to PEO in PPO-PEO Langmuir Films.", Advances in Colloids and Interface Science, 222, pp. 199-214. doi : 10.1016/j.cis.2014.11.002

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  7. Deschênes, L., Saint-Germain, F., and Lyklema, J. (2015). "Langmuir Monolayers of non-ionic polymers: equilibrium or metastability? Case Study of PEO and its PPO-PEO diblock copolymers.", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 449, pp. 494-505. doi : 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.01.072

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  8. Savard, T., Lapointe, C., Barrette, J., Deschênes, L., Chabot, D., and St-Germain, F. (2014). "A competitive advantage in microbial consortia and biofilm; lactic acid bacteria resistant to nanoparticles.", Foodmicro 2014, Nantes, France, Sept 1-4, 2014. (Abstract)

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  9. Hiremath, N., Deschênes, L., Ramaswamy, H.S., and Zareifard, M.R. (2014). "Utilization of Extended DLVO theory to understand protein surface interactions in food industry environments.", , Kemptville, Ontario, Canada, July 27-30, 2014. (Abstract)

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  10. Savard, T., Lapointe, C., Barrette, J., Deschênes, L., Chabot, D., and St-Germain, F. (2014). "A competitive advantage in microbial consortia and biofilm; lactic acid bacteria resistant to nanoparticles.", Food Micro 2014, Nantes, France, September 1-4, 2014. (Abstract)

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  11. Hiremath, N., Deschênes, L., Ramaswamy, H.S., and Zareifard, M.R. (2014). "Thermodynamics and prediction of conditioning film formation from food proteins on hydrophobic and hydrophilic substrates.", Institute of Food Technology conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 21-24, 2014. (Abstract)

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  12. Coulombe, J., Deschênes, L., and St-Germain, F. (2014). "Étude tensiométrique des interactions entre les nanoparticules d’oxyde de zinc et l’albumine bovine sérique.", 10e Journée scientifique du 1er cycle de la FMSS (faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé), September 12, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

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  13. Deschênes, L., Savard, T., Lapointe, C., Chabot, D., Zareifard, M.R., St-Germain, F., and Barrette, J. (2014). "Challenges in investigating nanoparticles as antimicrobial in Food Packaging. ZnO case study.", Eco-sustainable Food Packaging Based on Polymer Nanomaterials International Conference, Roma, Italy, February 26-28, 2014.

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  14. Deschênes, L., Savard, T., Lapointe, C., Chabot, D., Zareifard, M.R., Saint-Germain, F., and Barrette, J. (2014). "Challenges in investigating nanoparticles as antimicrobial in Food Packaging. ZnO case study.", Eco-sustainable Food Packaging Based on Polymer Nanomaterials International Conference, Roma, Italy, February 26-28, 2014.

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  15. Masse, L., Mondor, M., Puig-Bargués, J., Deschênes, L., Talbot, G. (2014). The efficiency of various chemical solutions to clean reverse osmosis membranes processing swine wastewater, 49(4), 295-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wqrjc.2014.008

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  16. Masse, L., Mondor, M., Talbot, G., Deschênes, L., Drolet, H., Gagnon, N., St-Germain, F., Puig-Bargués, J. (2014). Fouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes Processing Swine Wastewater Pretreated by Mechanical Separation and Aerobic Biofiltration, 49(9), 1298-1308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2014.881880

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  17. Masse, L., Puig-Bargues, J., Mondor, M., Deschênes, L., and Talbot, G. (2013). "The efficiency of EDTA+SDS solutions to clean RO membranes processing swine wastewater.", 7th IWA Specialised Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Toronto, Canada, August 25-29, Session 08C Abstract #401.

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  18. Hiremath, N., Deschênes, L., Ramaswamy, H.S., and Zareifard, M.R. (2013). "Protein adsorption to model surfaces in food industry environments.", Institute of Food Technology conference 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 13-16, 2013. (Abstract)

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  19. Deschênes, L. (2012). "Nanoscience and Food Safety: FRDC’s Experience and Expertise.", International Food Safety Workshop, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, October 15, 2012.

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  20. Raymond, P., Venne, P., Richard, M.-A., Deschênes, L., Lego, B., Paul, S., St-Germain, F., and Mafu, A.A. (2012). "IMS/MS based quantification of fullerenes spiked into model food matrices.", 60th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 20-24, 2012.

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Research facility

3600 Casavant Boulevard West
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 8E3
Canada

Language

English
French