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Armand Séguin

Research Scientist, Forest Genomics
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-5832


Armand Séguin has been a research scientist at the Canadian Forest Service’s Laurentian Forestry Centre since 1995.

His research program centres on increasing current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of stress responses in trees, tree genetic engineering, and the potential impacts of transgenic trees on the environment. The studies conducted in his laboratory have helped to advance knowledge in tree molecular biology and support scientific expertise in the field of regulation of genetically modified trees in Canada.

Our research is funded by the Canadian Genomics R&D Initiative, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and Genome Canada–Génome Québec

Our Collaborators:

  • Dr. Jörg Bohlmann (University of British Columbia, BC) – Functional genomics in spruce in the context of the Conifer Forest Health project.
  • Peter Constabel (University of Victoria, BC) – Role of Myb genes in trees in response to stress.
  • Dr. Sébastien Duplessis (UMR 1136 INRA/Université Nancy, France) – Trees-microorganisms interactions.
  • Dr. Carl Gunnar Fossdal (Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Ås, Norway) – Molecular response in conifers following necrotrophic fungal infection.
  • Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany) – Prenyltransferase metabolic engineering for improving defense response in conifers.
  • Dr. John Mackay (Université Laval, QC) – Genomics for molecular breeding in softwood trees in the context of the Arborea project.
  • Sharon Regan (Queen’s University, ON) – Functional genomics of tree adaptation using T-DNA activation.
  • Dr. Cristina Vettori (NRC, Plant Genetics Institute, Florence, Italy) – COST Proposal: Biosafety of forest transgenic trees: improving the scientific basis for safe tree development and implementation of EU policy directives.
  • Dr. Cetin Yuceer (Mississippi State University, USA) – Functional analysis of leaf apoplats proteome for defense in poplar.


B.Sc. degree in microbiology from Université de Sherbrooke; M.Sc. in molecular biology from Université de Montréal (Montreal Cancer Institute), and Ph.D. in forest sciences from Université Laval. Postdoctoral fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and training in plant molecular biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California.


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