Pierre Ward

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

    2015 - View publication details

  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

    2015 - View publication details

  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

    2014 - View publication details

  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

    2013 - View publication details

  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.

    2012 - View publication details

  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

    2012 - View publication details

  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

    2012 - View publication details

  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

    2011 - View publication details

  9. 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.

    2010 - View publication details

  10. 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.

    2010 - View publication details