Marc Beauregard received his B.S. in chemistry (1985) and a Ph.D. degree in biophysics (1989) from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He has held NATO postdoctoral fellowships at both the Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry (formerly Radiation Chemistry, in 1989) and the Genetic Engineering Group at the Université de Liege (1990). He was the recipient of the John Wise fellowship awarded by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, in 1991-1992. Beauregard previously held a faculty position at University of Prince Edward Island for 6 years and returned to his alma mater, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, in 1998. Beauregard’s research is focused on both academic and applied aspects of biotechnology, with a strong emphasis on protein/enzyme engineering and evolution. His laboratory is engaged in microbial diversity scouting, identifying novel microbial strains and their corresponding enzymes, engineering of recombinant bacteria and fungi for industrial production, accelerated evolution experiments, and the biophysical characterisation of enzymes. His work has been instrumental in the development of enzymatic-based processes for papermaking. Beauregard consults with various Canadian medical sciences and industrial biotechnology companies, who benefit from his expertise in R&D applied to enzymes and proteins.
Biography Updated on 3 January 2013