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Sylvie Mader


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Sylvie Mader
Sylvie Mader Professor/Principal Investigator Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal


Dr. Sylvie Mader is a trained molecular biologist with a specific focus on the control of gene expressions. She joined Université de Montréal in 1995. The mechanisms of action of nuclear receptors and the regulation of cell growth in hormone-dependent cancers represent her main research interests.

Field(s) of Research

  • All
  • The biology of cancer
  • Etiology (causes)
  • Prevention
  • Screening, diagnosis and prognosis
  • Treatment
  • Onco-psychology
  • The development of scientific models
  • Other


2002 – CIBC Research Chair on the causes of Breast Cancer, Université de Montréal

2007 – National Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)

2003-2007 – Senior Scholar, FRQS

1999-2003 – Junior II Scholar, FRQS

1995-1999 – Junior I Scholar, FRQS

1994-1995 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medical Research Council of Canada

1992-1995 – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program Organization

Projects Funded by the Foundation

2008 – Genetic determinants of transformation in basal-like breast tumours

2011 – Determinants regulating estrogen signalling in breast cancer cells