Bertrand Lemieux

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Herein we show the development of a minimally instrumented paper-based molecular diagnostic for point of care detection of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. This new diagnostic platform incorporates cell lysis, isothermal nucleic acid amplification, and lateral flow visual detection using only a pressure source and heat block,(More)
Aspects of Evolutionary Computation, DNA computing, and in vitro evolution are combined in proposed laboratory procedures. Preliminary experimental results are shown. The traditional test problem for Evolutionary Computation known as the OneMax problem is addressed. The preliminary experimental results indicate successful laboratory separation by tness" of(More)
There is a clear need for an instrument-free molecular diagnostic system for detecting human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA or DNA that can be used in developing countries. Such a test could be used for early diagnosis of HIV-1 infection during infancy and could serve as a surrogate end point for vaccine trials. We developed the IsoAmp HIV-1(More)
Genetic algorithms, DNA computing, and in vitro evolution are brieey discussed. Elements of these are combined into laboratory procedures, and preliminary results are shown. The traditional test problem for genetic algorithms called the MAX 1s problem is addressed. Preliminary experimental results indicate successful laboratory separation by tness" of DNA(More)
BACKGROUND In the past decades the rapid growth of molecular diagnostics (based on either traditional PCR or isothermal amplification technologies) meet the demand for fast and accurate testing. Although isothermal amplification technologies have the advantages of low cost requirements for instruments, the further improvement on sensitivity, speed and(More)
In vitro DNA amplification methods, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), rely on synthetic oligonucleotide primers for initiation of the reaction. In vivo, primers are synthesized on-template by DNA primase. The bacteriophage T7 gene 4 protein (gp4) has both primase and helicase activities. In this study, we report the development of a primase-based(More)
We have been able to trace 40 cases of classical Friedreich's disease from 14 previously unrelated French Canadian kindreds to one common ancestral couple arriving in New France in 1634: Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin. One member of this couple presumably introduced one gene for Friedreich's disease into the French Canadian population. This gene has now(More)