Michel l TremblayDr. Michel Tremblay, a James McGill Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Oncology and former Director of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), is the 2013 recipient of the Prix du Québec – Armand-Frappier. Dr. Tremblay has dedicated his career to fostering the field of cancer research at McGill, namely through his influential work investigating the function of several members of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase (PTP) gene family and their role in cancer. Apart from establishing two companies dedicated to improving cancer treatment, he also figured prominently in the growth of the GCRC, which brings together leading scientists in this field.

The most prestigious award handed out by the Government of Quebec, the Prix du Québec honour individuals in the areas of culture and science who have made major contributions within their respective fields. Since 1977, these awards are bestowed upon 13 individuals each year – six in the cultural field and five in the scientific field. Awardees have contributed significantly to the advancement of Quebec society and its influence around the world.

For more information about the Prix du Québec, click here.

For a list of current and past Prix du Québec recipients , click here (in French only).


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October 30, 2013