Bioconnecting Academia and Industry at Palais De Congrés on August 16, 2018

This conference is a great way for students and professionals to learn about career prospects of biotechnology and biology related fields in both academia and industry as well as explore the future and growth of these fields. The event features presentations by internationally renowned scientists and professionals, a poster presentation competition, an in-depth panel discussion and a networking cocktail.

BtGSS is currently selling early bird tickets ($20): www.bioconnectmontreal.com.


SCS French Credit Courses for Graduate Students

The School of Continuing Studies offers French credit courses as part of the French for Professional Communication Part-Time Program. This program is especially designed for people who need French for their work and who hope to use French as an important tool or catalyst for their careers.

All Graduate students that are new to the program, and wish to register for the Fall 2018 semester must take an Entrance Placement Test prior to registering for a particular course. Next Entrance Placement Test: August 9, 2018

RNA-Seq Workshop by C3G

This is the first module of the Montreal Genomics Analysis Workshop Series, It is a 2 day workshop with no prior knowledge expected. It will cover RNA-Seq workflow and analysis through GenPipes

Date: August 21 and 22, 2018 688 Sherbrooke Street. Register here.


Quebec Forum on Genetic Discrimination

Join the discussion!

The Genetic Discrimination Observatory (GDO) is a unique communication platform created to help prevent genetic discrimination. The GDO is currently holding an online public forum on genetic discrimination to enable residents of Quebec to share their opinion or questions on this subject. The Forum started July 4th and will last 4 to 6 weeks. The data collected will be used to assess the concerns, needs and opinions of Quebec residents.

To access the Forum you will need to register by creating a username to share your opinion anonymously here: www.gdo.global.

Come join the discussion, your perspective matters!


MATH 697: Reading Course in Statistics

This new course covers much of the material in MATH 323-324; i.e. foundational statistical inference concepts. It is designed for graduate students who are interested in improving their statistics knowledge but who have not taken 323-324 or equivalent.

After taking this course, students should have the prerequisite material needed for graduate level regression or generalized linear models (i.e. MATH-523 Generalized Linear Models, etc).

Please email Alexander DeGuise (coordinator.qls@mcgill.ca) for permission to register.


EXSU 500: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Open to ALL Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students

September 10th – Nov 26th every Monday 5pm-8pm, MGH Hospital


Experimental Surgery : Introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) applied to issues in medical diagnosis, therapy selection and learning from health data. Various AI methods, electronic medical records, and ethical/security concerns. Machine learning approaches including deep learning and reinforcement learning without delving too deeply into the technical details.

More information HERE.


Save the Date!

3rd International Conference on Stem cells, Development and Cancer, Montreal, Canada, October 18-19th, 2018

Cancer progression, embryo development and tissue regeneration have in common a strong dependency on stem and progenitor cells. Which characteristics are shared, and which are unique to embryonic, cancer and adult stem cells remain open questions. Are cancer stem cells derived from adult stem cells or differentiated cancer cells that have acquired stem cell properties? What determines the potency of embryonic and adult stem cells? These questions and many others await a better understanding of stem and progenitor cell properties within different biological contexts.

To address these challenges, the third conference “Stem Cells, Development and Cancer” will be held in Montreal, October 18-19th, 2018 and is aimed at bringing together world experts in the fields of embryonic, adult and cancer stem cells. The synergy created by the reunion of leaders at the crossroads of these research themes will highlight novel approaches to address the important challenges associated with stem cell biology and therapeutics.

Please find attached the meeting flyer highlighting our world-class speakers.

More information here:


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Montreal in October!


Congratulations to the Human Genetics Research Day 2018 winners!

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the Human Genetics Research Day, Thursday, May 17th. It was great to hear and see the variety of ongoing research throughout the Department.

Congratulations to our:

Oral Presentation Winners (12min Talks): Katie Teng, Patricia Goerner-Potvin & John Morris

Three-Minute Presentation Winners: Karine Choquet & Saumeh Saeedi

Poster Presentation Winners: Caitlin Fierheller, Graham Lean, Rached Alkallas, Nicholas Anthony, Wejdan Alenezi & Karine Choquet

Left to right: Wejdan Alenezi, Caitlin Fierheller, Katie Teng, Graham Lean, John Morris, Dr. Nancy Cox, Karine Choquet, Nicholas Anthony, Saumeh Saeedi & Patricia Goerner-Potvin Missing: Rached Alkallas

Lastly, a special thanks to the oral and poster presentation judges for volunteering their time!



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