Émilie Tremblay, PhD

Image Émilie D. Tremblay
Research Scientist

Post-doctoral Fellow

Current research and/or projects

Émilie is currently working on developing molecular tools for the detection of Tilletia species, the fungal causal agents of bunt in wheat and other grass species. She is completing a post-doc with Dr Sarah Hambleton at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canda in Ottawa.

Professional activities / interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Metagenomics
  • Molecular biology
  • Sequencing
  • Environmental samples
  • Teamwork
  • Collaborations
  • Alien Invasive Species
  • Biosurveillance
  • Monitoring
  • Air, soil and insects sampling

Education and awards

Education

Université Laval

  • PhD - for Microbiology (January, 2015 - to February, 2019)
  • M.Sc. - for Microbiology (September, 2013 - to December, 2014)
  • B.Sc. - for Microbiology (August, 2010 - to April, 2013)

 

 

Key publications

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tremblay, É. D., M.‐O. Duceppe, G. B. Thurston, M.‐C. Gagnon, M.‐J. Côté, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2019. High‐resolution biomonitoring of plant pathogens and plant species using metabarcoding of pollen pellet contents collected from a honey bee hive. Environmental DNA 1 (2):155-175.
     
  2. Tremblay, É. D. 2019. Nouvelle méthode de dépistage de phytopathogènes fongiques et de plantes au potentiel envahissant par métabarcodage. PhD thesis, Université Laval, Québec, Qc, Canada.
     
  3. Tremblay, E. D., T. Kimoto, J. A. Bérubé, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2019. High-Throughput sequencing to investigate phytopathogenic fungal propagules caught in baited insect traps. Journal of Fungi 5 (1 (15)).
     
  4. Tremblay, É. D., M.-O. Duceppe, J. A. Bérubé, T. Kimoto, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Screening for exotic forest pathogens to increase survey capacity using metagenomics. Phytopathology 108 (12):1509-1521.
     
  5. Bengtsson-Palme, J., R. T. Richardson, M. Meola, C. Wurzbacher, É. D. Tremblay, K. Thorell, K. Kanger, K. M. Eriksson, G. J. Bilodeau, R. M. Johnson, M. Hartmann, and R. Henrik Nilsson. 2018. Metaxa2 Database Builder: Enabling taxonomic identification from metagenomic or metabarcoding data using any genetic marker. Bioinformatics 34 (23):4027–4033.
     
  6. Bérubé, J. A., P. N. Gagné, J. P. Ponchart, É. D Tremblay, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Detection of Diplodia corticola spores in Ontario and Québec based on HighThroughput Sequencing (HTS) methods. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 40 (3).
     
  7. Roe, A. D., A. S. Torson, G. J. Bilodeau, P. Bilodeau, G. S. Blackburn, M. Cui, M. Cusson, D. Doucet, V. C. Griess, V. Lafond, G. Paradis, I. Porth, J. Prunier, V. Srivastava, E. D. Tremblay, A. Uzunovic, D. Yemshanov, and R. C. Hamelin. 2018. Biosurveillance of forest insects: part I—integration and application of genomic tools to the surveillance of non-native forest insects. Journal of Pest Science 92 (1):51-70.
     
  8. Bilodeau, P., A. D. Roe, G. J. Bilodeau, G. S. Blackburn, M. Cui, M. Cusson, D. Doucet, V. C. Griess, V. M. A. Lafond, C. Nilausen, G. Paradis, I.  Porth, J.  Prunier, V. Srivastava, D. Stewart, A. S.  Torson, É. D.  Tremblay, A. Uzunovic, D.  Yemshanov, and R. C.  Hamelin. 2018. Biosurveillance of forest insects: part II—adoption of genomic tools by end user communities and barriers to integration. Journal of Pest Science 92 (1):71-82.

PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS AND ABSTRACTS

  1. Tremblay, É. D., D. Shearlaw, H. D. T. Nguyen, and S. Hambleton. 2019. Laboratory testing of qPCR assays designed in silico reveal promising results to rapidly identify phytopathogenic Tilletia species. In Plant Canada 2019 meeting. July 7-10 2019, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (Poster).
     
  2. Tremblay, É. D., M.-O. Duceppe, G. B. Thurston, M.‐C. Gagnon, M.‐J. Côté, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Biomonitoring of phytopathogens and invasive plants through honeybees pollen pellets. In Canadian Phytopathological Society Eastern Ontario Regional annual meeting. Nov. 30 2018, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Oral presentation).
     
  3. Tremblay, É. D. , J. A. Bérubé, T. Kimoto, C. Lemieux, Bernier L., and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Development of a Next-Generation Sequencing screening method for exotic forest pathogens from fungal spores in air and occurring on insect vectors. In International Congress of Plant Pathology. July 29 - August 3 2018, Boston, MA, USA. (Oral presentation).
     

  4. Tremblay, É. D., M.-O. Duceppe, J. A. Bérubé, T. Kimoto, C. Lemieux, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2017. Development of a NGS-based detection method to identify exotic forest pathogens from fungal spores suspended in air and occurring on insect vectors. In November 1–3, 2017, The 77th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Division of American Phytopathology Society. Quebec, Qc, Canada. (Oral presentation).
     

  5. Tremblay, É. D., G. J. Bilodeau, and J. A. Bérubé. 2016a. Evaluation of next-generation sequencing for detection of potential threats or emerging forest pest, entry point from spore and insect traps. In Ontario Canadian Phytopathological Society meeting. Nov 18 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada: CPS. (Poster).
     

  6. Tremblay, É. D., J. A. Bérubé, and G. J. Bilodeau. Identification of foreign forest fungi phytopathogens’ pathway to Canada: from field sampling to NGS. In Plant Research Seminar series, The plant research and Strategies unit-CFIA. Sept. 23 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Oral presentation and webinar).
     

  7. Tremblay, É. D., G. J. Bilodeau, and J. A. Bérubé. 2016b. Evaluation of next-generation sequencing for detection of potential threats or emerging forest pest, entry point from spore and insect traps. In CFIA's Science Café. June 7 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Poster).
     

  8. Côté, M.‐J., A. Colville, S. Jones, É. D. Tremblay, M.‐C. Gagnon, and M.-O. Duceppe. 2019. Identification of plant species in mixed seed samples using High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) and DNA barcodes. In 8th International Barcode of Life Conference 2019. June 17-20 2019, Trondheim, Norway. (Poster).
     

  9. Côté, M.‐J., S. Jones, A. Colville, N. Wurm, É. D. Tremblay, and M.-O. Duceppe. 2019. Detection and identification of invasive plants and weed seeds in seed lots using Nest-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. In 32nd International Seed Testing Association Congress. June 26- July 3rd 2019, Hyderbarad, India. (Poster).

     

  10. Bérubé, J.A., Potvin A., D. Stewart, P. N. Gagné, Ponchart J. P., Phelan J., A. Varga, D. James, É. D. Tremblay, M.-O. Duceppe, T. Kimoto, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Species, distribution and spore density of Heterobasidion in Canada. In 61st annual Forest Pest Management Forum. December 4-6 2018, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Abstract).

     

  11. Bérubé, J. A., Potvin A., D. Stewart, P. N. Gagné, J. P. Ponchart, Phelan J., A. Varga, D. James, É. D. Tremblay, M.-O. Duceppe, T. Kimoto, and G. J. Bilodeau. 2018. Species, distribution and spore density of Heterobasidion in Canada. In LIFE+ ELMIAS Ash and Elm, and IUFRO WP 7.02.01 Root and Stem Rots Conference (LIFE-IUFRO), edited by R. Vasaitis. 26 August - 1 September 2018, Uppsala and Visby, Sweden: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala. (Abstract).

     

  12. Bilodeau, G. J., É. D. Tremblay, and J. A. Bérubé. 2016. Next generation sequencing evaluation for detection of potential threats or emerging forest pest, entry point from spore and insect traps. In American Phytopathology Annual Meeting. July 30 - August 3, 2016, Tampa, FL, USA: Phytopathology. (Abstract).

     

  13. Côté, M.‐J., S. Jones, É. D. Tremblay, A. Colville, M.-O. Duceppe, G. J. Bilodeau, and Cheryl Dollard. 2017. Detection and identification of invasive plants and weed seeds in seed lots using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. In International Seed Testing Association Annual Meeting. Jun. 19-22 2017, Denver, CO, USA. (Abstract),

     

  14. Bilodeau, G. J., É. D. Tremblay, and J. A. Bérubé. 2017. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) using Ion Torrent technology for biosurveillance from spore and insect traps. In Annual Meeting, The Canadian Phytopathological Society, 2016/Réunion annuelle, la société canadienne de phytopathologie. June 12-15, 2016, Moncton, NB, Canada: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. (Abstract).

     

  15. Bilodeau, G. J., É. D. Tremblay, and J. A. Bérubé. 2015b. Next generation sequencing evaluation for detection of potential threats or emerging forest pest and potential entry point. In Forest Pest Management Forum 2015. December 3rd, 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Abstract).

     

  16. Bilodeau, G. J., É. D. Tremblay, and J. A. Bérubé. 2015a. Next-generation sequencing, proof of concept for the detection of fungal spores of exotic pests in nearby point of entries into Canada. In National Science Day on Biovigilance and Precision agriculture. 9 July 2015, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc, Canada: The Horticulture R&D Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. (Abstract).