Feb 1-15

  • MCH Academic Half-Day

Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2012.
Venue: MCH, room C-417

08:00 – 09:00 Foetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group
09:00 – 10:00 Departmental Rounds – Research SeminarNada Jabado, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor – Department of Pediatrics, McGill University

“Chromatin remodeling defects in glioblastoma: linking genetics and proteonomics to personalized medicine”

10:00 – 10:30 Journal ClubGrace Kim

Anderson K. & Austin JC.

“Effects of a Documentary Film on Public Stigma Related to Mental Illness Among Genetic Counselors”

J Genet CounselOctober 2011 DOI 10.1007/s10897-011-9414-5

10:30 – 11:00 Ad hoc Clinical Presentations



  • Feb 8, 3:30pm: Ph.D. Oral Defence Woranontee Weraarpachai: “Identification and charecterization of genes involved in cytochrome c oxidase deficiencies.” (Shoubridge Lab)


  • Feb 10, 11:00am BIOETHICS UNIT SEMINAR

3647 Peel, Don Bates Seminar Room 101

February 10, 2012 – 11:00AM -12:30PM

Roberto Abadie will discuss his latest book, The Professional Guinea Pig, where he documents the emergence of the professional research subject in Phase I clinical trials testing the safety of drugs in development. Until the mid-1970s Phase I trials were conducted on prisoners. After that practice was outlawed, the pharmaceutical industry needed a replacement population and began to aggressively recruit healthy, paid subjects, some of whom came to depend on the income, earning their living by continuously taking part in these trials. Drawing on ethnographic research among self-identified “professional guinea pigs” in Philadelphia, Abadie examines their experiences and views on the conduct of the trials and the risks they assume by participating.


  • Feb 17, Call for Abstracts:


Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 17th, 2012


Notes for Students

Welcome back to this year’s Human Genetics Student Society career cafes. The Career Cafe is meant as an opportunity for you to informally meet professionals and speak with them about their careers and experiences. It is our pleasure to host this event, and we would like you to nominate the professionals who will lead the discussions. If you think someone in industry or academia can be good speakers, please reply to Jian Zhang jian.zhang6@mail.mcgill.ca with their names, positions and contact information. We would like to send our invitations soon. Thank you very much and have a great academic year.


Deadline: April 6, 2012


The Life Sciences Library is conducting a research study about how you use your mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, or other internet-enabled phone or tablet computer. We are asking you to fill out a 14 question survey that will take 10 minutes of your time.

Click here to start the survey: https://surveys.mcgill.ca/limesurvey/index.php?sid=98379&lang=en

It is your choice whether you wish to participate in this survey. Any question you prefer not to answer can be skipped and you can terminate the survey at any time.  At the end of the study, you will have the option to provide your contact information for a follow-up interview. If you choose to provide this information, we will separate your contact information from your responses before reading and analyzing this data

The plan for this study has been reviewed for its adherence to ethical guidelines by McGill University. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study, please contact the McGill Ethics Officer at 514-398-6831 or lynda.mcneil@mcgill.ca.


  • The AMBGC is scheduled to be held on Thursday February 16th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Mid-town. Dr. Galit Alter, from the Ragon Institute of Harvard, MIT and MGH, will deliver the keynote address. Participants have the chance to give oral and poster presentations to their fellow students and faculty in 10 different categories, and to win cash prizes. Registration is FREE. 
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