Nathalie Bourdeau is a biologist, currently research scientist at Innofibre, a College Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) of the Cégep de Trois-Rivières. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, and an associate member of the Plant Biology Research Group at UQTR, as well as a member of the SÈVE Center. Before joing the Innofibre team in 2014, Nathalie Bourdeau has worked as research assistant for the Industrial Research Chair on Environment and Biotechnologies of UQTR after completing her master’s degree in environmental science.
During her scientific career, she has acquired expertise in the cultivation of microalgae consortium in various types of industrial wastewaters and also in the production of algal biomass at pilot scale. She has also contributed to the development of a unique microalgae biomass dewatering process based on pulp and paper technologies. Mrs Bourdeau has led several applied research projects in collaboration with more than 10 industrial partners on microalgae cultivation in wastewaters for the production of bioproducts or biofuels. More recently, she has extend her research field to the extraction of bioactive compounds from different kind of biomass, including algae, to develop natural antimicrobial and antioxydant ingredients.