Centre de recherche en biologie de la reproduction

The CRBR stands apart on the international scene

The Centre de recherche en reproduction, développement et santé intergénérationnelle (CRDSI) is a dynamic team made up of researchers from the Department of Animal Science at the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval.  The CRDSI is known on an international scale as Canada’s largest research centre in the field of biology and reproduction.  Due to their research, CRDSI members have contributed in a major way to the evolution of assisted reproduction practices.  Researchers work in close collaboration with businesses in order to bridge the gap between basic and applied research.

Through their research, members of the Centre de recherche en reproduction, développement et santé intergénérationnelle hope to achieve:

  • The advancement of knowledge in human and animal reproduction
  • The development and transfer of technology in this field
  • Reflection on their social impact

CRDSI offers its expertise in the following areas:

  • Hormone action
  • Sterm cells
  • Conception
  • Cryopreservation
  • Embryonic development
  • Public law
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Applied ethics
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Ovarian function
  • Placental function
  • Testicular function
  • Infertility
  • Insemination
  • In vitro maturation of oocytes
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Reproductive health
  • Intracellular signalling
  • Embryo transfer
  • Reproductive toxicology
  • Transgenesis and cloning