The objectives of the structuring projects program are to generate preliminary results in support of new applications to granting agencies by Centre NUTRISS researchers; to promote the development of new analyses that can be used by other Centre NUTRISS researchers and to develop new structuring projects for the Centre NUTRISS, thereby contributing to innovation and the evolution of its research program. 

Funded structuring projects



Microbiome-In-GutVitro: preliminary multi-range sequencing study for the development of an analytical approach for the identification of non-bacterial microorganisms members of the gut microbiome in M-SHIME system

Frédéric Raymond, Charlène Roussel, Pier-Luc Plante, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Cristoforo Silvestri, Yves Desjardins, Alain Veilleux

Contributions to the study of the effect of berry polyphenols by mass spectrometry and untargeted metabolomics

Yves Desjardins, André Marette, Pier-Luc Plante



Effects of an intervention to improve dietary quality in women at risk for gestational diabetes - Development of nutritional capsules

Anne-Sophie Morisset, Julie Robitaille, Sophie Desroches, Ariane Bélanger-Gravel, Anne-Sophie Plante

ExPan: Pandemic Experience(s) - Vulnerability, Resilience and Academic Transition of the Student Community during a Pandemic

Laure Saulais, Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier



Review of online digital co-creation activities and tools applicable to the food field and promoting stakeholder consultation in partnership research projects

Laurence Guillaumie, Laurence Godin, Laure Saulais, Sophie Dupéré

An overview of nutrition-related promotional strategies on sweetened alcoholic beverages sold in grocery stores in Quebec City

Lana Vanderlee, Véronique Provencher, Manon Niquette, Ariane Bélanger-Gravel
Erin Hobin, Elisabeth Demers-Potvin

Validation of a food frequency questionnaire measuring the intake of plant-based protein foods in the elderly

Sophie Desroches, Danielle Laurin, Vicky Drapeau, Lana Vanderlee, Simone Lemieux

Dietary approaches focusing on internal cues and their associations with nutritional, psychological, and health variables: a scoping review of quantitative and qualitative evidence in low-income adults

Élise Carbonneau, Véronique Provencher, Laurence Godin, Noémie Carbonneau (UQTR)


Development of a mega-data analysis plan on the VALERIA platform for the identification of mediators of genetic susceptibility to obesity within the UK Biobank

Louis Pérusse, Vicky Drapeau, Angelo Tremblay, Marie-Claude Vohl, Marie-Ève Labonté

Development of an internal database from libraries of mass spectrometry standards for the users of the metabolomics platform of INAF

Yves Desjardins, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Frédéric Raymond, Alain Veilleux

Metabodashboard, nutritional data visualization and investigation tool: Simplified machine learning interface for novices

Jacques Corbeil, Benoît Lamarche

Development of a tool for DNA methylation analysis on the mitochondrial genome using nanosequencing on Oxford nanopores platform

Marc-André Sirard, Marie-Claude Vohl



Determinants of Gestational Weight Gain: What Do Mothers Say?

Anne-Sophie Morisset, Andréanne Michaud, Catherine Bégin, Véronique Provencher

Validation study of a self-administered 24-hour Web-based Dietary Recall with patients before and after bariatric surgery

Andréanne Michaud, Benoît Lamarche, Simone Lemieux

Impact of a probiotic supplement on the elimination of fat-soluble organic pollutants from the body

Angelo Tremblay, André Marette, Vicky Drapeau



Evaluating beverage intake among English- and French-speaking Canadian adults and youth: Validation of the Beverage Frequency Questionnaire

Lana Vanderlee, Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Benoit Lamarche, Simone Lemieux, Julie Robitaille, David Hammond (Waterloo), Sharon Kirkpatrick (Waterloo), Jim Trasher (USC), Rachel Davis (USC)

Social representations of microbiota and gut health in public communication about food choice

Manon Niquette, Ariane Bélanger-Gravel, Sophie Desroches, Simone Lemieux, Véronique Provencher, Frédéric Raymond, Monique Caron-Bouchard (UQAM), Alexandre Coutant (UQAM)