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

Zacharie Morneau

Undergraduate research intern under NSERC internship, Summer 2020

Laval University – Institute of integrative biology and systems (IBIS)

I am a first-year biochemistry student at Laval University who si very much interested in synthetic biology. This intricate field interests me because I find it extremely fascinating and because I believe it can help with many problems we face as a species today like sustainable energy, cost-efficient drug production and fighting pollution and climate change. I chose to work here this summer to first get a glimpse of what research is really like and to become acquainted with synthetic biology. This summer, I will be make comparative lipidomic studies in oleaginous yeasts like Yarrowia lipolytica and will study also possible avenues of genome editing to enhance and control its lipid production.


  1. 2019-

    BSc in Biochemistry

    Laval University – Faculty of Science and Engineering, Québec (Qc), Canada
  2. 2017-2019

    Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC)

    CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence


  • 2020
    Undergraduate student research awards