A researcher in the lab
A researcher in the lab

The LISI is a non-profit laboratory dedicated to research, development, and innovation (RD&I). We are equipped with research facilities in biology as well as a greenhouse complex. LISI is the only RD&I laboratory of its kind in Southwest Nova Scotia.


By offering a scientific and technological innovation infrastructure, the LISI supports collaborative work and partnerships between industry and Université Sainte-Anne students, researchers, and staff.

Our main objectives are:

  • Helping local companies improve their innovative capability
  • Offer research space and state-of-the art equipment for Université Sainte-Anne professors/researchers
  • Connecting Université Sainte-Anne researchers with industry
  • Offering students a hands-on learning experience in applied research
  • Developing RD∓I collaborations with companies locally and throughout the province
  • Promoting sustainable rural economic development through knowledge transfer
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Research and Innovation

Areas of focus

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genomics

Sectors of application

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries
  • Agriculture
  • Agri-food
  • Green energies

Research expertise

  • Process optimization
  • Development of new products
  • Method validation
  • Valorization of by-products
  • Identification and quantification of microorganisms
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Protein and lipid analyses
  • Heavy metals detection

Equipment and Infrastructure

Laboratory for Innovation

  • Level 2 biosafety room
  • PCR and RT-qPCR machines
  • Microplate reader (absorbance, fluorescence)
  • Chemiluminescence and fluorescence imaging system
  • Dry-freezer
  • GC-MS
  • Direct mercury analyzer (DMA-80)

Les serres


Two 25'x36' "Nordic" style greenhouses:

  • One for research
  • One for teaching and civic activities
Les serres au campus de Pointe-de-l'Église

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Training and education

In addition to carrying out research activities, the LISI is a high-quality teaching centre which provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Receive an intellectually stimulating learning experience
  • Work on projects in collaboration with local industries
  • Acquire practical skills in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology
  • Develop a work ethic in the laboratory
  • Prepare for the labour market

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Laboratoire Nova Ouest

Laboratory for Innovation in Science and Industry
Mohammadi Kaouass, directeur
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1695, route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, Nouvelle-Écosse
B0W 1M0