The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is the research arm of the CHUM. Our research activities directly contribute to the hospital’s mission: health care, teaching, research, health promotion and technology evaluation.

MISSION
The CRCHUM improves the health of adults through a high-quality academic research continuum which, by improving our understanding of etiological and pathogenic mechanisms, fosters the development, implementation and assessment of new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
The CRCHUM provides a training environment to ensure the development of new generations of researchers committed to research excellence.

VISION
The CRCHUM seeks to attain the highest standards of excellence in the development of new knowledge, in line with the hospital’s mission. As one of the hospital’s departments, the CRCHUM seeks to play a major role in improving health care and health promotion.
It fosters interdisciplinary exchanges and harmonizes laboratory research collaborations with patients and the population with a view to promoting health.

DARE TO LOOK BEYOND THE HORIZON

More than 1 730 people work at the CRHUM, including 443 scientists and 420 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Our scientists publish more than 750 scientific articles every year (about 6 articles per regular scientist). This collective output contribute to maintain our excellent international reputation.

In 2015-2016, the CHUM Research Centre generated 73 million dollars in research and operating revenues.

These numbers make the CRCHUM the largest biomedical and health care research centre affiliated with the University of Montreal and one of the most important in Canada.

Inaugurated in October 2013, the New CHUM Research Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Our modern 48,000 m2 centre is one of the firsts to house a full research continuum including basic science, clinical research and population health research. This holistic approach is a major asset in transforming scientific knowledge into tangible benefits for patients and populations.

RESEARCH THEMES

The CRCHUM focuses it’s research on 7 research themes  that are related to the CHUM’s priorities:

  • Cancer
  • Tissue injury, infection, immunity and inflammation
  • Neuroscience
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Risks, prevention, and health promotion
  • Evaluation, care systems and services
  • Imaging and Engineering


CORE SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES

Our equipment and experts assist researchers in optimizing their projects through 10 core scientific facilities :

  • Animal facility
  • Biobanks
  • Biochips and genotyping
  • Biostatistics
  • Cytometry, cell imaging and molecular pathology
  • Experimental imaging
  • Biosafety lebel 3 (BSL3)
  • Rodent phenotyping
  • Mass spectrometry and surface plasmon resonance
  • Gene targeting and animal modelling