Élie Besserer-Offroy

BMSc, PhD Candidate, MRSB
Université de Sherbrooke
Québec, Canada

Contact informations
Download an expanded PDF version of my CV (Updated March 27, 2017)

Appointments

October 2010 - Present
Graduate student
Université de Sherbrooke, Department of pharmacology-physiology -- Canada

April 2010 - October 2010
Research intern
Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins, UMR 5086 -- France

Education

May 2012 – Present
Philosophiæ Doctor (Ph.D.) – Pharmacology
Université de Sherbrooke — Canada

October 2010 – May 2012
Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Pharmacology
Direct transition through Ph.D.
Université de Sherbrooke — Canada

September 2009 – June 2010
Bachelor of Medical Science (B.M.Sc.) – Medical Biochemistry
Université Claude Bernard – Lyon 1 — France

September 2007 – June 2009
Associate of Science (A.Sc.) – Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Physiology
Université de Franche-Comté — France

Leadership & service

December 2013 – Present
Program Committee Member – Ph.D. Students representative
Graduate Programs in Pharmacology (Université de Sherbrooke) — Canada

October 2013 – Present
Member of the Student Committee
Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology — Canada

January 2015 – January 2017
Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer
Québec Network of Junior Pain Investigators (QNJPI) — Canada

December 2013 – February 2015
Director of Communications
Association of Graduate Students in Pharmacology — Canada

December 2013 – December 2014
Assistant Director of Communications
Journée Phare 2014 – Inter-University Symposium in Pharmacology — Canada

December 2012 – December 2013
Chair of the organizing committee
Journée Phare 2013 – Inter-University Symposium in Pharmacology — Canada

December 2012 – December 2013
Executive Vice-President
Association of Graduate Students in Pharmacology — Canada

Professional development

 Project management

  • Introduction of project management, Online course by The University of Adelaide, April 2016
  • ABC of project management, Online course by École centrale de Lille (France), April 2015
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Professional, Online course by 6sigma study, April 2015
  • Scrum Fundamentals (SFC), Online course by Scrum study, April 2015

Business management

  • Management for a competitive edge, Online course by International College of Management - Sydney, March 2016

Public health

  • Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials, Online course by John Hopkins University – Bloomberg School of Public Health, May 2015
  • Clinical Terminology, Online course by University of Pittsburgh- School of Nursing, April 2015

Research ethics

  • Online training in Research Etichs by Health and Social Services-Québec, May-June 2016
    • Module 1: Basic training
    • Modules 2.1 & 2.2: Training for research ethics board members
    • Modules 3.1, 3.2 & 3.3: Ethical analysis of benefits and harms in research, Issues Pertinent to Certain Types of Research Participants, and Ethics and Regulation of Clinical trials

Others

  • Core Competency Module for Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research, Online course by CIHR Institute of Gender and Health, June 2016
  • Intellectual Property Law and Policy - Part 1 (patents), Online course by University of Pennsylvania, March 2016
  • Cell Culture Basics Certification, Online course by Gibco, November 2014

Honours & awards

Honors

  • Dean’s honor list (for being in the top 10% of graduate students), May 2017
  • 2nd Best oral presentation at Journée Phare 2016, December 2016
  • Nominated to attend the Canadian Student Health Research Forum 2016 (as being in the top 5% of doctoral students in Canada), April 2016
  • Dean’s honor list (for being in the top 10% of graduate students), May 2015

Scholarships

  • Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology / Sherbrooke Neurosciences Centre Scholarship ($15,000 / 1 year), May 2014
  • Sherbrooke Neurosciences Centre Scholarship ($10,000 / 1 year), April 2014
  • Domenico Regoli Scholarship ($19,000 / 1 year), April 2012
  • Sherbrooke Institute of Pharmacology / Centre for Structural Pharmacology Research Scholarship ($15,000 / 1 year), April 2011

Travel grants

  • Sherbrooke Neurosciences Centre – Travel award ($500), November 2016
  • Quebec Pain Research Network – Travel award ($1,000), September 2016
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Travel grant to attend the Canadian Student Health Research Forum 2016 ($1,000), April 2016
  • Quebec Pain Research Network – Travel award ($1,000), September 2015 – Declined
  • Quebec Pain Research Network – Travel award ($1,000), June 2013
  • Sherbrooke Neurosciences Centre – Travel award ($500), June 2013

Memberships