Philippe Raymond PhD

Research Scientist
  • Develop detection methodologies for pathogens and other contaminants that are relevant to the CFIA mandate.

  • Provide opinion and scientific advice to the CFIA Food National Reference Virology Centre on the planning and coordination of the optimization, evaluation and validation of detection methodologies.

  • Expert in proteomic for the new CFIA reference proteomic centre currently in development. Research work is related to proteomic based confirmation methods for pathogens, toxins and allergens.

  • Provide scientific advice on viruses and biotechnology product detection methods to the CFIA Quebec laboratory network.

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Raymond team’s work toward improving the detection tools used by the CFIA laboratories to reduce the risk to find viral food pathogens in food or protein contaminants such as allergens and toxins.

Research and/or project statements


Food Virology

  • Pilot study to explore use of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology to assist in trace-back investigations of food-borne norovirus outbreaks.
  • Risk associated to norovirus RNA detected in food.
  • Metagenomic tools applied to foodborne virus surveillance and emerging virus detection.


  • Evaluating current methodologies and developing new methods for the detection and confirmation of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins in cheese.
  • Evaluation of Genomic and Proteomic Approaches to Confirm Positive ELISA Results for Almond and Mustard Allergens.

Education and awards

Academic background

Fellowship molecular virology. Armand-Frappier Institute, Laval, Que, Canada. 1996-1999.

  • Recombinant bovine viral diarrhea virus gp53 as subunit vaccine and diagnostic tool. Parvovirus. Research supervisor: Dr. Peter Tijssen, Virology Research Centre 

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, 1996.

  • “Involvement of kinins and mitochondria in the regulation of T-kininogen synthesis”. Research supervisors:  Dr. Albert Adam, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Réjean Morais, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine.

B.Sc. Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Montreal, 1989.


Canadian Food inspection Agency

  • 2015 President's National Awards : Food Virology Team, Innovation and Best Practices Award.
  • 2006 President's National Awards. Leadership.

Postdoctoral studies           

  • Fellowship of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), strategic grants (STRIN 210), P. Tijssen, Armand-Frappier Institute, 1996-1999.

Graduate studies

  • Research scholarship of the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) from 1989 to 1994.
  • Awards from the « Faculté des Études Supérieures (FES) », University of Montreal, in 1992, 1994 and 1995.
  • Award for excellence in graduate studies from the University of Montreal in 1993.
  • Parke-Davis prize for excellence in master studies, 1991.

Key publications

  • Raymond, P., Bellehumeur, C., Nagarajan, M., Longtin, D., Ferland, A., Müller, P., Bissonnette, R., Simard, C. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in pig meat. (2017) Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 81 (3), pp. 162-170.
  • Raymond, P., Gendron, L., Khalf, M., Paul, S., Dibley, K.L., Bhat, S., Xie, V.R.D., Partis, L., Moreau, M.-E., Dollard, C., Coté, M.-J., Laberge, S., Emslie, K.R. Detection and identification of multiple genetically modified events using DNA insert fingerprinting. (2010) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396 (6), pp. 2091-2102. Cited 18 times.
  • Weber, D., Raymond, P., Ben-Rejeb, S., Lau, B. Development of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method using capillary liquid chromatography and nanoelectrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight hybrid mass spectrometer for the detection of milk allergens. (2006) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54 (5), pp. 1604-1610. Cited 62 times.
  • Perron, A., Raymond, P., Simard, R. The occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in Taq polymerases and a decontamination method applied to the detection of genetically modified crops. (2006) Biotechnology Letters, 28 (5), pp. 321-325.
  • Côté, M.-J., Meldrum, A.J., Raymond, P., Dollard, C. Identification of genetically modified potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars using event specific polymerase chain reaction. (2005) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 53 (17), pp. 6691-6696. Cited 10 times.
  • Zádori, Z., Szelei, J., Lacoste, M.-C., Li, Y., Gariépy, S., Raymond, P., Allaire, M., Nabi, I.R., Tijssen, P. A Viral PhospholipaseA2 Is Required for Parvovirus Infectivity. (2001) Developmental Cell, 1 (2), pp. 291-302. Cited 275 times.

Research facility

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