Karine Seyer, M.Sc.

Supervisor Science Laboratory Services

Supervision of a diagnostic services unit related to the detection of foodborne viruses in targeted products in support of CFIA program delivery.

Current research and/or projects

The main interest of the Saint-Hyacinthe Laboratory – Food Virology – team is to contribute to the maintenance of a reliable and fair system for the detection of food viruses and to implement practices and methods that have a direct impact on the diagnostic activities of the two CFIA food virology laboratories.

Research and/or project statements

Validation and optimization of methods for elution and concentration of viruses present in food, as well as extraction and amplification of viral RNA.

Professional activities / interests

Technical assessor certified for the assessment of food analysis laboratories under the ISO / IEC 17025 standard for the Standards Council of Canada.

Education and awards

B.Sc. in microbiology, Laval University, 1998

M.Sc. in applied microbiology, UQAM – Institut Armand Frappier, 2001

Research facility

3400 Casavant Blvd. West
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 8E3