The French-speaking University of Montreal (officially known as Universite de Montreal) is the largest centre of higher education and research in Québec and the second largest in Canada. The university?s 16 faculties and two affiliated schools (HEC Montréal and Ecole Polytechnique) bring together more than 2,500 professors and researchers and 60,000 students. Offering over 650 programs at all academic levels, it annually awards about 3,000 masters and doctorate diplomas.

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Fighting climate change with deep-sea water

Marine biologists have long known the power of microbes to transform carbon released by surface phytoplankton—algae on the surface of the sea—into more stable molecules. But what happens when that carbon reaches deep ...

Where are the next zoonotic viruses lurking?

Until recently, we knew of only two percent of the possible interactions between mammals and viruses, or the "virome." However, a new artificial intelligence (AI) technique has identified potential new host-virus interactions, ...

Gun ownership and homicide in the US: A stronger correlation

In 2017, there were nearly 40,000 gun-related deaths in the United States, including homicides and suicides. To delve into this alarming statistic, U.S.-trained Université de Montréal economist Karim Chalak and his coauthors ...

Unusual quantum state of matter observed for the first time

It's not every day that someone comes across a new state of matter in quantum physics, the scientific field devoted to describing the behavior of atomic and subatomic particles in order to elucidate their properties.

Cell division in embryos: Not a textbook case of symmetry

As cell biologists, Université de Montréal professor Greg FitzHarris and his Ph.D. student Lia Paim are very interested in fertility and what happens inside the eggs and embryos of the mice they study in their lab. And ...

The secret of mycorrhizal fungi

Fungi, specifically those that are "mycorrhizal," are natural allies of the forest because they improve tree nutrient acquisition. But which of the mycorrhizal feeding strategies yields the greatest tree diversity in a forest: ...

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