03-Aug-12

To ALL HG Faculty, Students & Fellows:

This year’s Research Day will be held on May 19, 2016. Talks and poster presentations will not only be offered by M.Sc./Ph.D. students, but have been opened up to Postdoctoral Fellows as well.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeanne B. Lawrence, Ph.D.Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology & Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

The day’s event will be held at the Palmer Amphitheatre, Room 522, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Sir William Osler), boxed lunches will be provided, followed by a wine & cheese after the keynote speaker. Complete program and abstracts to be released in May 2016. 

Registration Deadline: May 4th, 2016

Registration by the May 4th deadline is mandatory in order to receive a lunch ticket and ALL students are strongly advised to attend.

REGISTER NOW!

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Genes to Interventions

The Donald Cohen Autism Research, Practice, and Policy Series’ presents:

4th International Symposim On Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Genes to Interventions

Dates: 09-10 May 2016

Location: Centre Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec

By: CIRENE, CHU Saint Justine Research Center, Université de Montréal, Giant Steps, and McGill,

World experts will gather to discuss the diagnosis, clinical evolution, genetics, imaging and cutting edge basic science research in the field of autism and to debate on the most appropriate type, timing and role of interventions for affected individuals and their families, taking into account our healthcare resources.

To register or find out more click here

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SAVE THE DATE – 3rd Canadian Conference on Epigenetics

The CIHR CEEHRC Network is pleased to announce the 3rd Canadian Conference on Epigenetics: EPIGENOMICS in Development and Disease.

18-21 September 2016

Estérel Resort · Estérel, QC, Canada

To learn more details: http://bit.ly/ceehrc-ed2

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact:

Tony Kwan (tony.kwan@mcgill.ca)

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Graphos courses from May-June

This spring, Graphos is offering several 1-credit, 5-week, pass/fail courses that teach written and oral academic communication.  All doctoral students and many master’s students are eligible to take the courses at no extra cost (learn more).

To learn how to strengthen your research papers, write effective summaries and critiques for a literature review, or deliver a smooth academic presentation, consider taking the following:

  • Cornerstones of Academic Writing (CEAP 642)
  • Summaries and Critiques (CEAP 661)
  • Fundamentals of Academic Presentations (CEAP 652)

If English is not your first language, learn key strategies to build a productive scholarly vocabulary, techniques to strengthen your research papers, and ways to improve your pronunciation with these courses:

  • Strategies for Academic Communication in English (CESL 631)
  • Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English (CESL 641)
  • Pronunciation for Effective Communication (CESL 651)

Courses available at downtown and Mac campuses.

Register now through Minerva!

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SAVE THE DATE: Montreal Malaria Symposim

Science and policy shield the vulnerable from malaria

Invitation Letter

Free Registration

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Location:
McGill University, New Residence Hall

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Save the date!

The McGill Anatomy & Cell Biology Graduate Student Society cordially invites you to a presentation on May 4, 2016, to be given by Dr. Feng Zhang from the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard.  The presentation is entitled “Diversity of CRISPR systems & applications for genetic engineering.”

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IGES 2016: Save the date!

25th Annual International Genetics Epidemiology Society meeting, to be held in Toronto, Canada – October 24-26, 2016.

Call for abstracts opens: April 1, 2016

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016

Note: All abstracts are to be ranked by the program selection committee, for talk selections. Top two McGill – Human Genetics ranked students will be awarded a $1,000 travel award, each, to attend the meeting.

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Interactions in Complex Disease Analysis, April 27-29, 2016 in Belgium

A COST Action Training School on interactions in complex disease analysis will be held at Antwerp University from April 27-29, 2016. One of the aims of the training is to introduce to course participants different faces of interactions, depending on the study field. Both the theory and application of methods to identify medically relevant interactions will be covered. Topics that will be addressed by confirmed speakers include statistical versus biological interactions, gene-environment interactions, causality, dynamical interaction systems, symbiotic and pathogenic interactions, protein networks and components-based path modeling. We welcome participants from diverse fields, including statistics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, pharmacology and (bio-)medicine. Participants are encouraged to bring case studies to the floor for discussion with the experts.

For updates, please visit: http://eupancreas.com/meetings-events.

The direct link to the registration site is: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/forms/external/esoc/trainingschool/

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HGSS: Pint of Science

On Behalf of the Human Genetics Student Society (HGSS)

To PhD students, Post-Docs and Professors,

The HGSS has decided to participate in the series “Pint of Science”.

The purpose of these series are for members of the public to meet with researchers in a pub to learn about science, and more specifically for us, about genetics.

These events are scheduled for Monday the 23rd, Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th of May 2016.

For each night, we would need 2 professors for 20-25 min presentations and 10 min presentations from PhDs or Post Docs (total 6 professors and 6 students).

If you are interested, please contact Andréanne Morin: andreanne.morin@mail.mcgill.ca or Renata Bahous: renata.bahous@mail.mcgill.ca

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19-Jul-12

1DegreeBio lists antibodies and custom services, supported by reviews by scientists, to help us choose the best products and
services for our work. It¹s free and easy to use, and features handy info like antibody dilutions, and which company is best for ordering primers.

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Here is a link to the courses being offered this year:

http://publications.mcgill.ca/humangenetics/files/2012/07/HGEN-Courses-201213.pdf

It is recommended that students only take one course at a time. Courses (other than the mandatory HGEN 692) are to be selected in consultation with your supervisor.

 

For students interested in enrolling in the Bioinformatics Option, here are the details:

http://www.mcgill.ca/mcb/academic/graduate

Interested students should discuss this program with their supervisor and then submit the letter and application to dept.humangenetics@mcgill.ca

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HGSS Executive 2012-13:

Jeremy Saban President
Nick Light Vice President Internal
Emma Brasell Vice President Internal
Juan Lopez Vice President Academic
Nikki Meadows Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives
Shaza Mokhtar Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives
Shian Yea Wong Vice President Communications
VACANT Post-doctoral Fellow Rep
Nikki Meadows HGSS Conference Chair (2012)
Jian Zhang HGSS Conference Chair (2013)
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: Medical Residents
Murielle Akpa Hospital/Site Rep.: MCH
Sam Smillie Hospital/Site Rep.: MGH
Nick Light Hospital/Site Rep. Innovation Centre
Cristiana Cruceanu Hospital/Site Rep.: Douglas
Peter Moussa Hospital/Site Rep.: Bellini/Goodman/Life Sciences
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: RVH
Shaza Mokhtar Hospital/Site Rep.: JGH
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: Shriner’s
VACANT Hospital/Site Rep.: MNI
Michelle Lane Hospital/Site Rep.: Genetic Counselling

 


13-July-12

 

2012-13 Tuition Information!

Updated Course Outline for HGEN 660B: Genetics, Ethics and Law


03Jul12
Acclaimed Jeremy Saban President (1):
Election Nick Light Vice President Internal (2):
Emma Brasell
Murielle Akpa
Acclaimed Juan Lopez Vice President Academic (1):
Acclaimed Nikki Meadows Vice President External/Post-Graduate Student Society Representatives (2):
Acclaimed Shaza Mokhtar
Acclaimed Shian Yea Wong Vice President Communications (1):
VACANT Post-doctoral Fellow Representative (1):
Acclaimed Jian Zhang HGSS Conference Chair for HGSS conference 2013 (1):
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Medical Residents
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal Children’s Hospital
 Acclaimed Samuel Smillie HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal General Hospital
Acclaimed Nick Light HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: McGill University-Génome Québec Innovation Center
Acclaimed Cristiana Cruceanu HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Douglas Hospital
Acclaimed Peter Moussa HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Bellini/Goodman/Life Sciences Ctr
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Royal Victora Hospital
Acclaimed Shaza Mokhtar HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Jewish General Hospital
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Shriner’s Hospital & Research Institute
VACANT HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: Montreal Neurological Institute
 Acclaimed Michelle Lane HGSS Hospital/Site Representative: MSc in Genetic Counselling

1Jun12

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 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

HUMAN GENETICS GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH DAY

8:30am-6:00pm

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 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


17May12

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

Deadline: August 1, 2012

 

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The First-Year Office at McGill is host to a program for new Canadian graduates students admitted to all departments at McGill, and we are writing to ask for your help!

 

Our program is called the Student Life Ambassador Program and is modeled on our very successful First-Year Student Life Ambassador Program as well as the International Buddy Program.  As you may expect, these programs have played important roles in helping many newly-admitted students with the transition process. We definitely foresee the benefits of this program for new Canadian graduate students.

 

How can you help?

 

Our first step is to recruit volunteers who will be Ambassadors to new students; we hope you will be interested in applying! Ideally, volunteer characteristics include the following:

 

Ÿ  Has a good knowledge of McGill and Montreal.

Ÿ  Will attend McGill in the 2012 Fall Semester.

Ÿ  Has access to email during June, July and August.

 

If you are interested, please fill out the information form available at the following link:

 

Student Life Ambassador Application Form

 

More about the Student Life Ambassador Program

 

Through the Student Life Ambassador Program, newly-admitted Masters and PhD students will be assigned to senior student volunteers with whom they will correspond with, via e-mail, over the summer. The senior students answer any questions that the new students have and play an important role in welcoming the new students to McGill.  The First-Year Office will contact Ambassadors by e-mail and provide all relevant materials.  Historically, our Student Life Ambassador Program has succeeded because so many of the participants end up enjoying this unique opportunity to either help or be helped. Many people remain in contact and become friends.

 

When to sign up?

 

As soon as possible! We can offer this program if we have a sufficient number of volunteers from each faculty. So please get involved and help us welcome new graduate students to McGill.

 

We would appreciate hearing from you by May 31st, 2012. In the meantime, if you need any further information, please feel free to contact me at any time.

 

Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Best,

 

Manon Lemelin

Student Life Ambassador Program Coordinator

First-Year Office

ambassador.firstyear@mcgill.ca

Tel: (514) 398-6913

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In support of the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, several corporations are sponsoring a limited number of two-year subscriptions to

Science magazine (which includes membership in AAAS) for graduate students, medical students, PhD candidates, and postdocs working in the life sciences.

Students who are interested can send their full names and email addresses to gradadmin.med@mcgill.ca by 18-May-12 (subscriptions are limited to 50).

 

This opportunity includes full membership in AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) for two years, which

includes a two-year subscription to the digital version of the weekly journal Science at no charge.

 

Students will be contacted and invited to participate in the AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science. Those who are ultimately selected will

join the nearly 130,000 AAAS members and Science subscribers in the world’s largest multidisciplinary science organization.

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In the next few months, McGill will be announcing significant new initiatives in support of thesis and scholarly writing for all thesis graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These offerings will be available through
The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) and will be phased in during the 2012-13 academic year. The MWC will offer a suite of modules, workshops, and other activities designed to enhance scholarly writing, for both native and non-native English speakers, including instruction in writing strategies and techniques, self-editing processes, and the development of peer-review groups and dissertation “boot camps.” These offerings will form part of McGill’s larger network of professional and transitional training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (most notably SKILLSETS) and thus be provided without charge to participants. We will be communicating with you on an ongoing basis to bring you the latest news on this exciting development.

 

The MWC will continue to offer credit courses in academic writing and oral communication in 2012-13. These courses will not be part of the new scholarly and thesis writing initiative and, as “Extra Courses,” will be subject to appropriate fees.

 

(Courses taken outside of the graduate program are considered ‘extra courses’ and are listed here for 2011-2012. You will be able to access the upcoming list of extra courses for 2012-2012 by consulting the 2012-2013 edition of Programs, Courses and University Regulations for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that will be available in July 2012 at www.mcgill.ca/study.)

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30jan12

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.

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Deadline: April 6, 2012

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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.

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  • 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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  • SKILLSETS fall schedule: Please see the preliminary fall schedule of offerings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Dates and times are subject to change so please see, the online calendar which is updated on a regular basis. InfoBulletins will go out bi-weekly starting next week.

18-Aug-11

12-Aug-11

President:

Bahareh Hekmatnejad (Shriners)

Acclaimed

Vice-President Internal (2 slots)

Jian Zhang (Genome Centre)

Christine Watt (MCH)

Acclaimed

Vice-President External (2 slots)

Shaza Mokhtar (JGH)

Nikki Meadows (MCH)

Acclaimed

Vice-President Academic

Juan Lopez (Douglas)

Acclaimed

VP Communications

Tomasz Tomko (Meakins-Christie)

Acclaimed

HGSS Conference Chair

2011 Noha Gerges (MCH)

2012 Nikki Meadows (MCH)

Acclaimed