May 26-June 3

Date: Friday, May 27th, 2011.
Venue: MCH, room C-417

08:00 – 09:00 Foetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group
09:00 – 10:00 Departmental Rounds:
Cytogenetics team
“Prenatal spot-check”
10:00 – 10:30 Journal Club:
Amanda Fortier
Joseph-George AM et al.
“Euchromatic 9q13-q21 duplication variants are tandem segmental amplifications of sequence reciprocal to 9q13-q21 deletions”
J Med Genet 2011, 48:317-322
10:30 – 11:00 Ad hoc Clinical Presentations
11:00 – 12:00 Resident Teaching
Dr. Ruba Benini, R2 Pediatric Neurology
“Genetics of Epilepsy”

Notes for Students

  • Volunteer mentor needed: A grade 10 student at Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School. The student is enrolled in the Biology option and her teacher recommends that she participate in the 2012 Science Fair which she is very enthusiastic about. In order to carry out this research, she needs the assistance of a mentor. Although most areas of human genetics are of interest to her she has been particularly acquainted (through the instruction received at school) in the areas of: Stem Cell research; Genetic Mutations; Protein Synthesis. Anyone interested should contact Thomas for more details.
  • June 30 – Deadline for nominations for the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff. Categories: sustainability, customer service, quality of work, initiative/innovation, teamwork and service to the community. For all the details concerning the program or to obtain a nomination form, click on the following link: http://www.mcgill.ca/hr/employee/awards-and-recognition/principals-awards.
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