Université Laval
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030, avenue de la Médecine
Local 3155 (Bureau)
Québec (Québec), G1V 0A6, Canada

Bruno Arcand

MSc (2020 - 2022), Teaching Assistant (2022/01 - 2022/04)

Laval University – Institute of integrative biology and systems

Hi! I am a passionate Masters student with a keen interest in genetic transformation techniques such as CRISPR-Cas9 and their many applications; it is however during the internships I did as part of my Bachelor’s Degree that I caught the Synthetic Biology bug. I found the elegance of its solutions as well as the incredible potential of the discipline fascinating, and I hope to pursue a long career of academic research in this field. I am excited to be working on the development of tools for the genetic engineering of Komagataeibacter for production of cellulose in the Abdel-Mawgoud Synthetic Biology Lab! Bacterial cellulose is a material with a plethora of promising applications, but cellulose-producing bacteria possess characteristics limiting their use at the industrial level ; the engineering of tools for these non-model microorganisms will allow us to bypass these limitations.


  1. 2020-2022

    MSc in Microbiology

    Université Laval, Faculté des Sciences et de Génie
  2. 2017-2019

    BSc in Microbiology

    Université de Sherbrooke, Faculté des Sciences de la Vie
  3. 2014 - 2016

    Laboratory Technician Degree

    Cégep de Sherbrooke

Professional Appointments

  1. 2022/01 - 2022/04
    Teaching Assistant
    Abdel-Mawgoud Synthetic Biology Lab, Laval University


  • 2020
    Bourse de formation à la recherche