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Saturday, October 13 2012

Mohamed Elbakry awarded the Roger-Simoneau 1st Prize in Fundamental Research for a second time by the Quebec Scoliosis Society

Montreal, Quebec, October 13, 2012 – Mohamed Elbakry, a doctoral candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Dr. Alain Moreau in the Musculoskeletal Disorders and Movements Sciences axis at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, won the Roger-Simoneau 1st Prize in Fundamental Research. The prize was awarded at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Quebec Scoliosis Society. It was given for the best oral presentation.

Mohamed Elbakry’s work focuses on the molecular mechanisms behind adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), more specifically the mechanisms that prevent normal cell signaling. Defined as a three dimensional spinal curvature, AIS is one of the most common deformities found in the pediatric population around the world and its cause remains unknown.

Mohamed Elbakry holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biochemistry from Tanta University, Egypt. He joined the Dr. Moreau’s laboratory in February 2007. He had already won the Roger-Simoneau 1st Prize in 2009. He is the first foreign student to have won this award more than once.

Mr. Mohamed Elbakry and his supervisor, Dr. Alain Moreau

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