Christian Quirouette

Christian Quirouette
Ryerson University · Department of Medical Physics

Ph.D Candidate

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Introduction
I’m a PhD researcher at Ryerson University interested in solving problems using computational/mathematical modelling methods. My research is focused on mathematical modelling of viral infection kinetics, mostly about influenza A virus.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - August 2020
Ryerson University
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • PCS211 - Physics: Mechanics, PCS130 - Physics II, PCS125 - Physics: Waves and Fields
September 2016 - December 2016
Université de Montréal
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • PHY1901 - Mécanique et physique moderne
May 2016 - August 2016
University of Ottawa
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Neural network modelling
Education
September 2018 - September 2022
Ryerson University
Field of study
  • Complex Systems
September 2016 - September 2018
Université de Montréal
Field of study
  • Materials science
September 2012 - September 2016
University of Ottawa
Field of study
  • Physics-mathematics

Publications

Publications (11)
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A virus infection can be initiated with very few or even a single infectious virion, and as such can become extinct, i.e. stochastically fail to take hold or spread significantly. There are many ways that a fully competent infectious virion, having successfully entered a cell, can fail to cause a productive infection, i.e. one that yields infectiou...
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The endpoint dilution assay’s output, the 50% infectious dose (ID 50 ), is calculated using the Reed-Muench or Spearman-Kärber mathematical approximations, which are biased and often miscalculated. We introduce a replacement for the ID 50 that we call Specific INfection (SIN) along with a free and open-source web-application, midSIN ( https://midsi...
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Experiments have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in vitro disseminate both distally via the release and diffusion of cell-free virus through the medium, and locally via direct, cell-to-cell transmission. To determine the relative contribution of each mode of infection to HCV dissemination, we developed an agent-based model (ABM) that...
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The infectivity of a virus sample is measured by the infections it causes, via a plaque or focus forming assay (PFU or FFU) or an endpoint dilution (ED) assay (TCID$_{50}$, CCID$_{50}$, EID$_{50}$, etc., hereafter collectively ID$_{50}$). The counting of plaques or foci at a given dilution intuitively and directly provides the concentration of infe...
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Within the human respiratory tract (HRT), virus diffuses through the periciliary fluid (PCF) bathing the epithelium. But virus also undergoes advection: as the mucus layer sitting atop the PCF is pushed along by the ciliated cell’s beating cilia, the PCF and its virus content are also pushed along, upwards towards the nose and mouth. While many mat...
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Undoped and boron- (B) doped VO 2 thin films were successfully deposited by pulsed laser deposition. Boron doping enables to drastically reduce the metal–insulator transition (MIT) temperature ( T MIT ) at a rate as large as 31.5 °C/at.%B. As boron doping is interstitial, B atoms can be incorporated in the VO 2 matrix without affecting its stoichio...
Preprint
Within the human respiratory tract (HRT), viruses diffuse through the periciliary fluid (PCF) bathing the epithelium, and travel upwards via advection towards the nose and mouth, as the mucus escalator entrains the PCF. While many mathematical models (MMs) to date have described the course of influenza A virus (IAV) infections in vivo, none have co...
Poster
Effect of the O2 pressure on the electrical and optical properties of pulsed laser deposited VO2 thin films
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Le dioxyde de vanadium (VO2) possède des propriétés optiques exceptionnelles dans la gamme des longueurs d’onde infrarouges (IR). Durant sa transition de phase isolant-métal à 68 °C, une couche mince de VO2 passe en effet de transparente à opaque aux IR pour les hautes températures. Cela fait de ce matériau une solution adaptée pour la fabrication...

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