1st prize: Éric Bonneil, Université de Montréal

Éric Bonneil earned a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Université de Montréal, completed his postdoctoral studies at the NRC Institute for Biological Sciences in Ottawa and went on to work as a senior researcher at Caprion Proteomics. In 2004, he joined the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) to oversee the proteomics platform. He is currently responsible for platform logistics and operations, student training, the implementation of new techniques and the services provided by IRIC to researchers around the world.

To date, over 250 research groups have benefitted from the centre’s proteomics platform. Éric has collaborated on a number of projects ranging from the use of ionic mobility to enhance mass spectrometry instrument sensitivity for proteomics applications to the discovery of tumour-specific antigens in noncoding regions of the genome. He has also helped train over 20 students and postdoctoral fellows in mass spectrometry.

The research conducted by Éric Bonneil has contributed to the publication of 70 articles in leading scientific journals, including Cell and Nature Communications.