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Mr. Elie Besserer-Offroy

Postgraduate Research Fellow
Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology
3001, 12th Avenue North

Brief Biography:

Élie earned a diploma in biochemistry, cell biology and physiology from Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France) in 2009; in 2010 he obtained his Bachelor in medical sciences (BMSc, Medical Biochemistry) from Université Claude Bernard – Lyon I (Villeurbanne, France). After eight months of internship at the Institute for Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (Lyon, France) where he studied the interaction between ABCG2 and the Human serum albumin in drug resistance. Élie decided to join the dept. of pharmacology of the Université de Sherbrooke (QC, Canada) for his MSc in pharmacology in October 2010. He worked on the development of a BRET-Based assay for high throughput screening in collaboration with U. Montréal and a biotech company. In 2012, Élie started his PhD in pharmacology working on GPCRs signalization with the aim to discover new therapeutics for pain management.


Academic positions:

Research and Teaching Adjunct, Department of pharmacology-physiology, Université de Sherbrooke (Qc, Canada)

PhD Candidate, Department of pharmacology-physiology, Université de Sherbrooke (Qc, Canada)


Research interests:

Élie's research focuses on non opioid G-protein coupled receptors as new drug targets for the treatment of chronic pain. More precisely Élie is interested to decipher the signalization of those receptors leading to analgesia and unwanted effects in order to synthesize new biased analogs with fewer side effects.


Any other information:

Élie is a Board member and the Tresaurer of the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI)

Élie was the President of the Organizing Committee of Journée Phare 2013, a Québec-wide symposium of pharmacology.


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think WebmedCentral could be a new model of publication and a new way for peer-review. The post-publication peer-review could lead to a discussion and not to a impairment of the submitted work.


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