Upcoming Events


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 15 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm

How to get rich and famous writing CIHR and other grants

Charles Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

6th floor, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, Quebec QC H3G 1Y6


The workshop will feature a presentation by Dr. Rod McInnes , Alva Chair in Human Genetics and  Director, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, and will provide advice on:


–          how to write grants, particularly for CIHR;

–          how to prepare, develop and structure your application;

–          how to avoid common pitfalls;

–          how to optimize your chances of funding success in these difficult times.


Considerable time will be allocated to answering questions from the audience.

Please click here to RSVP


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



June 21



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”


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 make 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, 0900 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 TBA

Ph.D. Seminar

Xiaoyang Liu

Jabado Lab



Date TBC

Ph.D. Seminar

Zia Choudhry

Joober Lab




MSc/PhD Scholarships are available from the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation

Deadline: 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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