Coutlée, François

Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Microbiologist infectiologist

Full Professor
Department of microbiology and immunology, Université de Montréal

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Molecular epidemiology of viral infections, molecular genotyping of viruses, clinical epidemiology, HPV.

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.


Publications indexed on PubMed