François COUTLÉE

François COUTLÉE


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Microbiologist infectiologist CHUM

Full Professor Department of microbiology and immunology, Université de Montréal

Research Interests

Molecular analysis of infections caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), a group of DNA viruses that causes benign anogenital lesions. HPV viruses are among the most common sexually transmitted diseases and certain types of oncogentic HPV are the leading cause of cervical cancer, the second most frequent cancer among women throughout the world.

Genetic study of the molecular characteristics of HPV infections, viral load and integration as a function of precancerous diseases and the transmission of viral strains between partners. These studies are aimed at developing new approaches to detecting and preventing HPV infection.


The Immunopathology Research Theme comprises a group of researchers spanning the basic and clinical research continuum and focusing on the immune/inflammatory processes involved in the disturbance and restoration of homeostasis. These activities are rooted in shared visions regarding explorat…

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