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. Horchani, H., Salesse, C., and Deschênes, L. (2012). "Assessement of the structural properties of a recombinant protein G for its potential use in biosensing.", Quebec Network for Research on Protein Function, Structure, and Engineering (PROTEO) 2012 Annual Meeting, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, May 18, 2012.

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  2. Deschênes, L. and Lego, B. (2012). "PS-PEO surface nanostructures from Langmuir films.", International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference (IACIS 2012), Sendai, Japan, May 13-18, 2012.

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  3. Mafu, A.A., Plumety, C., Deschênes, L., and Goulet, J. (2011). "Influence du pH de culture sur les propriétés physico-chimiques de surface des bactéries pathogènes.", Annales de la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, XXII(1).

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  4. Hiremath, N., Deschênes, L., Ramaswamy, H.S., and Zareifard, M.R. (2011). "Protein adsorption kinetics: Quantification of surface bound proteins on selected food contact surfaces.", Northeast Agriculture and Biological Conference 2011, Burlington, VT, USA. (Abstract)

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  5. Lego, B. and Deschênes, L. (2011). "Surface micelles of PS-b-PEO diblock copolymer: Effect of solvent, nature of substrate and surface pressure on aggregation number.", 85th Annual Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science, McGill University in Montreal, Montréal, QC, Canada, June 19-22, 2011.

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  6. Lyklema, J. and Deschênes, L. (2011). "The first step in layer-by-layer deposition: electrostatics and/or non-electrostatics?", Advances in Colloids and Interface Science, 168(1-2), pp. 135-148. doi : 10.1016/j.cis.2011.03.008

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  7. Mafu, A.A., Plumety, C., Deschênes, L., Goulet, J. (2011). Adhesion of pathogenic bacteria to food contact surfaces: Influence of pH of culture. International Journal of Microbiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/972494

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  8. St-Germain, F. and Deschênes, L. (2010). "Thin Hydrophobic Layers from Silanisation of Mica and Silica: Smooth Stable Coatings?.", 13th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films (LB13), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 18-21, 2010, P-124. (Poster)

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  9. Hiremath, N., Deschênes, L., Zareifard, M.R., Ramaswamy, H.S., and Koutchma, T. (2010). "Review on adhesion and biofilm formation under continuous flow conditions in food processing.", 2010 Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and AAFC Conference, Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, May 30-June 1, 2010. (Abstract)

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  10. Deschênes, L. (2010). "Clapeyron Equation in 2D Application to PEO at the Air/Water Interface.", 24th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS 2010), Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, September 5-10, 2010. (Abstract)

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  11. Deschênes, L. (2010). "Beyond Twinning: My scientific experience in Wageningen.", The Netherlands, CIFST 2010, Session international. (Abstract)

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  12. Deschênes, L. (2010). "Nanotechnologies et emballages alimentaires.", INITIA: Emballages alimentaires verts et intelligents, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, December 14, 2010. (Abstract)

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  13. Deschênes, L., Bousmina, M., and Ritcey, A.M. (2009). "PEO at the Air/Water Interface.", 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science and the 83rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, New York, USA, June 14-19, 2009. (Abstract)

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  14. Deschênes, L., Racicot-Guérard, R., Mafu, A.A., Marcotte, L., Tabrizian, M., and Messier, S. (2008). "Effect of quaternization of poly-4-vinyl pyridine chains on the adhesion of BSA, Escherichia coli and Listeria monocylogenes.", 2008 Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and AAFC Conference, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, May 25-27, 2008.

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  15. Deschênes, L., Bousmina, M., and Ritcey, A.M. (2008). "Micellization of PEO/PS Block Copolymers at the Air/Water Interface: A Simple Model for Predicting the Size and Aggregation Number of Circular Surface Micelles.", Langmuir, 24(8), pp. 3699-3708.

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  16. Deschênes, L., Racicot-Guérard, R., Mafu, A.A., Marcotte, L., Tabrizian, M., and Messier, S. (2008). "Effect of quaternization of poly-4-vinyl pyridine chains on the adhesion of BSA, Escherichia coli and Listeria monocylogenes.", CIFST 2008, Charlottetown, USA. (Abstract)

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  17. Deschênes, L., Bousmina, M., Ritcey, A.M. (2008). Micellization of PEO/PS block copolymers at the air/water interface: A simple model for predicting the size and aggregation number of circular surface micelles. Langmuir, [online] 24(8), 3699-3708. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la702141h

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  18. Deschênes, L. (2007). "Surface Modifications to Control Protein and Cell Adhesion: Importance of Polymer Chain Conformation.", International Symposium on Polymeric Materials for Regenerative Medicine (PMRM07), Boucherville, QC, Canada, April 2-4, 2007, pp. 64. (Abstract)

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  19. Deschênes, L. (2007). "Surface modifications: Strategies for the development of active materials for agri-food applications.", Symposium of Plastic Engineers, Annual Technical Conference (SPE ANTEC 2007), Cincinnati, OH, USA, May 6-11, 2007.

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  20. Deschênes, L. (2007). "Emballage et conservation alimentaire. 1er Symposium international sur la transformation et la salubrité des aliments en RDC.", SYMPOKIN 2007, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Abstract)

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Research facility

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

Language

English
French