The Félix d'Hérelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses was founded in 1982 by the dedicated efforts of Hans-W. Ackermann M.D., a professor of medical microbiology at the Université Laval. Dr. Ackermann maintained the activities of the Center until his retirement. As of January 2003, the new curator of the collection is Sylvain Moineau Ph.D., professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at U. Laval. The day-to-day tasks of the collection are carried out by Denise Tremblay (M.Sc. in microbiology).
As part of the Government of Canada's efforts to return to balanced budgets, the NSERC Major Resources Support (MRS) Program will no longer be accepting new applications at this time. Therefore starting May 1st 2012, the Félix d’Hérelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses is no longer supported by NSERC. Unfortunately, we were obliged to significantly modify the costs associated with the purchase of phages and bacteria to maintain some of the activities of the collection.