Pierre Ward

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Research professional

Food safety microbiologist and specialist in molecular biology for the détection, identification and characterisation of food borne pathogens. Responsible of the containment level 2 laboratories and the high throughput sequencing platform.

 

Key publications

  1. Ward, P., Leblanc, D., Houde, A., Brassard, J. (2015). Analysis of complete genome sequences and a V239A substitution in the helicase domain of swine hepatitis E virus strains isolated in Canada, 160(7), 1767-1773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-015-2429-8

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  2. Guévremont, E., Lamoureux, L., Ward, P., Villeneuve, S. (2015). Survival of Campylobacter jejuni on fresh spinach stored at 4°C or 12°C, 50 736-739. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.10.023

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  3. Ward, P., Guévremont, E. (2014). Comparison of intestinal bacterial populations between two dairy cattle herds colonized or not by Campylobacter jejuni, 11(12), 966-968. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2014.1830

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  4. Ward, P., Poitras, E., Leblanc, D., Gagnon, C.A., Brassard, J., Houde, A. (2013). Comparison of different RT-qPCR assays for the detection of human and bovine group A rotaviruses and characterization by sequences analysis of genes encoding VP4 and VP7 capsid proteins, 114(5), 1435-1448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jam.12165

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  5. Houde, A., Leblanc, D., Ward, P., and Poitras, E. (2012). "Hepatitis E virus: morphology, genomic organization and zoonotic aspects.", in Berhardt, L.V. (ed.) - Advances in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 39, Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 131-148.

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  6. Halac, U., Béland, K., Lapierre, P., Patey, N., Ward, P., Brassard, J., Houde, A., Alvarez, F. (2012). Chronic hepatitis E infection in children with liver transplantation, 61(4), 597-603. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2011-300708

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  7. Halac, U., Béland, K., Lapierre, P., Patey, N., Ward, P., Brassard, J., Houde, A., Alvarez, F. (2012). Cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis e infection in a child post-bone marrow transplant, 160(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.028

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  8. Plante, D., Bélanger, G., Leblanc, D., Ward, P., Houde, A., Trottier, Y.L. (2011). The use of bovine serum albumin to improve the RT-qPCR detection of foodborne viruses rinsed from vegetable surfaces, 52(3), 239-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-765X.2010.02989.x

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  9. Houde, A., Poitras, E., Leblanc, D., Ward, P., Guévremont, É., Brassard, J., Trottier, Y.-L., and Simard, C. (2010). "Detection of Hepatitis A virus using the conventional and real-time Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction.", in Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch - The Compendium of Analytical Methods. Vol. 5, Health Canada, Chapter OPFLP-07.

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  10. Mattison, K., Plante, M., bin Kingombe, C., Houde, A., and Ward, P. (2010). "Detection of Feline calicivirus using the conventional and real-time Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction.", in Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch - The Compendium of Analytical Methods. Vol. 5, Health Canada, Chapter OPFLP-06.

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  11. Halac, U., Béland, K., Lapierre, P., Patey, N., Ward, P., Brassard, J., Houde, A., and Alvarez, F. (2010). "Hepatitis E virus isolates capsid protein gene, partial cds.", published in GenBank # HM772982- HM772986. (Technology transfer)

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  12. Houde, A., Poitras, E., Leblanc, D., Ward, P., Inglis, G.D., Boras, V.F., Loisy-Hamon, F., and Lebeau, B. (2010). "Aichi virus in Alberta, Canada: a one year examination of human diarrheic stool samples by RT-PCR.", in Méndez-Vilas A. (ed.) - Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Vol. 1, Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 767-772.

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  13. Houde, A., Leblanc, D., Poitras, E., Ward, P., Brassard, J., Trottier, Y.-L., and Simard, C. (2010). "Detection of Norovirus Genogroups I and II using the conventional and real-time Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction.", in Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch - The Compendium of Analytical Methods. Vol. 5, Health Canada, Chapter OPFLP-10.

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  14. Brassard, J., Gagné, M.J., Houde, A., Poitras, E., Ward, P. (2010). Development of a real-time TaqMan PCR assay for the detection of porcine and bovine Torque teno virus, 108(6), 2191-2198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04624.x

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  15. Leblanc, D., Poitras, E., Gagné, M.J., Ward, P., Houde, A. (2010). Hepatitis E virus load in swine organs and tissues at slaughterhouse determined by real-time RT-PCR, 139(3), 206-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.02.016

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  16. Houde, A., Leblanc, D., Ward, P., Poitras, E., Gagné, M.-J., Letellier, A., Brassard, J., and Plante, D. (2009). "Detection of hepatitis E virus in swine using real-time RT-PCR.", 8th International Symposium on Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork, Hôtel Château Laurier, Québec City, QC, Canada, September 30-October 2, 2009, pp. 162-165.

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  17. Houde, A., Mattison, K., Ward, P., and Plante, D. (2009). "Molecular detection and characterization of food and waterborne viruses.", in Knudsen W.D. and Bruns S.S. (eds.) - Bacterial DNA, DNA Polymerase and DNA Helicases, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Chapter 5, pp. 137-185.

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  18. Carisse, O., Tremblay, D.M., Lévesque, C.A., Gindro, K., Ward, P., Houde, A. (2009). Development of a taqman real-time pcr assay for quantification of airborne conidia of botrytis squamosa and management of botrytis leaf blight of onion, 99(11), 1273-1280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-99-11-1273

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  19. Mattison, K., Brassard, J., Gagné, M.J., Ward, P., Houde, A., Lessard, L., Simard, C., Shukla, A., Pagotto, F., Jones, T.H., Trottier, Y.L. (2009). The feline calicivirus as a sample process control for the detection of food and waterborne RNA viruses, 132(1), 73-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2009.04.002

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  20. Jones, T.H., Houde, A., Poitras, E., Ward, P., Johns, M.W. (2009). Development and evaluation of a multiplexed real-time TaqMan RT-PCR assay with a sample process control for detection of F-specific RNA coliphage genogroups I and IV, 1(2), 57-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12560-009-9008-7

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Research facility

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

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Language

English
French