Upcoming Events



June 4, 2012 – NEUROLOGY DAY
June 5, 2012 – Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony – 2:00pm
June 6, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Seminar

Vince Forgetta

“Extending Genome Analysis Software into Biology”

Dewar Lab


June 13, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Seminar

Nafisa Jadavji

“Impact of genetic and nutritional disturbances in one-carbon metabolism on brain function and  structure in mice.”

Rozen Lab


June 13 – 4:30 p.m. – 3rd Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture

Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.,

Professor of Neurobiology and Developmental Biology of Stanford University

June 13 – Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship Application Deadline
June 19, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Ashley Birch

“Transcriptome, genomic and genetic analyses of chromosome 3p genes implicated as tumour suppressors in ovarian cancer”

Tonin Lab


June 20, 2012, 9:00am – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Karine Jacaob

“Identification of genetic/molecular events specific to gliomas and involved in gliomagenesis”

Jabado Lab



In collaboration with

The McGill Distinguished Lectureship in Human Genetics (4:00pm)

Dr Adrian Hill, MRCP (Royaume-Uni). DM (Oxford). D.Phil. (Oxford)

Director, The Jenner Institute and Professor of Human Genetics

Oxford University
“Host genetics of tropical infectious diseases and some applications to vaccine design”


Charles Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec



June 22 13:00-18:30 McGill University-Génome Québec Innovation Centre Symposium: “Insights Into Human Disease By Epigenome Mapping”


Keynote speakers:


John A. Stamatoyannopoulos

Depts. of Genome Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

“Mapping and dynamics of the human regulatory genome”


Manolis Kellis

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA

“Epigenomic views of cellular differentiation and complex disease”



The other confirmed speakers :


Elin Grundberg

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK

“Genetics of Global DNA Methylation Patterns in Adipose Tissue and Its Effect on Expression and Metabolic Phenotypes: The MuTHER Study”


Gustavo Turecki

Departments of Human Genetics & Neuroscience, McGill University


Jacquetta Trasler

Department of Human Genetics & Pharmacology, McGill University


This event will be held on Friday, June 22 starting at 1 pm in Leacock 232. Dr. Mark Lathrop will making some introductory remarks followed by the scientific talks.


The symposium will conclude with wine & Cheese reception.


Please RSVP by email – tony.kwan@mcgill.ca

Planning An International Collaboratory for Genomics and  Society Research
– Open workshop –
Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
June 26, 2012
Human genomic research has blossomed around the world over the last 20 years, and with it scholarship on the implications of genomic information for our communities, societies, and cultures.The goal of this workshop is to help meet this need by developing a new platform for international collaboration in research on ethical, legal and social issues in genomics and genetics.For more details on this workshop, click here.Join us:When:  June 26, 2012,  900 hrs – 1500 hrs.
Where: Engels Conference Center,  Rotterdam www.Engels.nl
There are no registration fees (limited seating)
Please register via this link


June 27, 2012, 3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defence

Paulina Wojnarowicz

“Chromosome 17 and epithelial ovarian cancer: Evidence of genomic loss, altered gene expression, and tumour suppressor gene candidates”

Tonin Lab


Date TBAPh.D. SeminarXiaoyang Liu

Jabado Lab


Date TBCPh.D. SeminarZia Choudhry

Joober Lab


MSc/PhD Scholarships are available from the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital FoundationDeadline: August 1, 2012 
International Biobanking Summit:
Future Directions
Uppsala, Sweden, September 19th 2012Agenda now available!Given the rapid changes in technology driving the global research environment, it is time to re-evaluate current biobanking policies and protocols, especially those regarding harmonization, datasharing, international collaborations, and, clinical applications.Through a plenary session format, the International Biobanking Summit will provide researchers, biobankers and policy makers with a stake in planning the international route forward!

Join us:

International Biobanking Summit in Uppsala, Sweden
Wednesday, September 19th 2012

For more details and the programme of the summit, click here.

To proceed directly to registration, click here.

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