Guest Speakers and Special Events

Advances in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays. Check individual seminar postings for updated times and locations. For further information please contact Dr. Alexandre Blais or Carole Lefebvre at clefeb25@uottawa.ca.

Seminars for the Fall of 2014
Speaker Title Date
Dr. Ross Feldman
Chair, Discipline of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Health Sciences Centre

Female sex: a newly appreciated risk factor for heart disease- from cellular biology to population genetics"

Please note Special time and room
Friday October 16, 2015
RGN 2149
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Dr. Rafael Najmanovich
Departement of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Sherbrooke

“From Genomes to Small-molecules: Integrating Systems and Structures in Drug Design" Please note Special time and room
Monday September 14, 2015
RGN 2021
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dr. Michael Murphy
MRC-Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Cambridge, UK 
"How mitochondria produce ROS during heart attacks and strokes"

Please note Special time and room
Thursday July 23, 2015
RGN 2149
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Dr. Hong Ding & Prof Christopher Triggle
Weill Medical College
Cornell Qatar

"Metformin: An old drug but with promising new therapeutic indications."

Please note Special time and room
Wednesday July 22, 2015
RGN 2149
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dr. Benjamin Rotstein
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

“Cutting-edge radiopharmaceutical chemistry: New tracers and targets for preclinical and clinical PET imaging’’ Please note Special time and room
Monday July 20, 2015
Room 1007,
3:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Shawn Beug
Apoptosis Research Centre
CHEO

"Control of life and death of cancer cells by the IAPs” Please note Special time and room
Thursday July 9, 2015
Room 2149,
3:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Elisa Bergamin
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
"Structural insights into selective K27 methylation of histone variant H3.1" Please note Special time and room
Monday July 6, 2015
Room 1007,
3:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Pedro Miura
Department of Biology
University of Nevada

"Diversity of the Neural Transcriptome: Sequence first, ask questions later"

Please note Special time and room
Tuesday June 30, 2015
RGN 1007
11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Fabrice LeBoeuf
OHRI/IRHO
Center for Innovative Cancer Reasearch
Ottawa Hospital General Campus

“Enhancing anti-tumour efficacy with combination of  microbiol-therapeutics”

Please note Special time and room
Wednesday June 29, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dr. Alexander Bolshoy
Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology & Institute of Evolution
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
"The mysterious ORFans of Mycoplasmae" Please note Special time and room
Wednesday June 18, 2015
RGN 2149
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Dr. Masahiro Morita
Department of Biochemistry and Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University

“Post-transcriptional regulation of cancer metabolism”

Please note Special time and room
Wednesday June 10, 2015
RGN 2003
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dr. Indira Mysorekar
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Pathology and Immunology
Washington University
School of Medicine

"Molecular regulation of mucosal immunity in the bladder and the placenta: Canonical and non-canonical roles for Autophagy"

Wednesday June 10, 2015
RGN 2149
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Jeannette Boudreau
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New-York

"Natural killer cell immunogenetics predict control of leukemia and HIV”

Please note Special time and room

Wednesday June 3, 2015 RGN 2005
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Dr. Ross Feldman - CANCELLED "Molecular mechanisms of heart disease in women: You've come a long way " - CANCELLED CANCELLED
Wednesday May 27, 2015
RGN 2141
1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

Dr. Elizabeth Tarling
UCLA Division of Cardiology
Los Angeles, CA

“The interplay between lipid homeostasis, inflammation and immunity”

Please note Special time and room
Monday May 25, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Dr. Masoud Vedadi
Principal Investigator, Molecular Biophysics
Structural Genomics Consortium
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Toronto

"Chemical Probes for Epigenetic Methyltransferases"

Please note Special time and room
Thursday May 21, 2015
RGN 2021
1:30 pm to 2:30p.m.

Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai
Post-doctoral Fellow – Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Centre for Innovative Cancer Research
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute  

“Targeting natural killer and myeloid regulatory cells in the tumor microenvironment: Preclinical research and translational opportunities”

Please note Special time and room
Wednesday May 20, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 pm to 4:00p.m.

Dr. Frederick J. Sheedy
Trinity Institute of Molecular Medicine
St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

“The impact of hypercholesterolemia on macrophage function – Loading the way?”

Please note Special time and room
Monday May 11, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00pm to 4:00p.m.

7th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day

Julie Fradette,
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Laval University

12:30-1:00 Registration (Atrium)
1:00-2:00 Postdoctoral research presentations (Amphitheatre)
2:00-2:30 Coffee break (Atrium)
2:30-3:30 Keynote Speaker: Julie Fradette, Ph.D.
"Recreating human tissues in vitro: the promise
of tissue engineering and adult stem cells
"
3:30-5:00 Poster session and Reception (Atrium)
5:00 Prizes
Friday, May 1, 2015
RGN Atrium
12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Eric Milot
University of Montreal
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
"The transcription elongation control imposed by IKAROS prevents overexpression of Notch target genes in hematopoietic cells" Tuesday April 28, 2015
RGN 2003
11:30am to 12:30pm

Dr Thomas Vallim
Assistant Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of California

"Transcriptional Control of Cholesterol Catabolism" Please note Special time and room
Monday April 13, 2015
RGN 3248
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Hamed Najafabadi
The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto

"Decoding the regulatory language of the genome"

Tuesday April 7, 2015
RGN 3248
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Dr. Myriam Gorospe, NIH
National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health

Long non-coding RNAs in cellular senescence

Tuesday April 7, 2015
RGN 2021
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Patti, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Harvard Catalyst-The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center)

The intergenerational impact of parental metabolism on metabolic disease risk

Tuesday March 31, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Alex Ensminger
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto

"Retooling the arsenal: how a professional cell biologist (Legionella pneumophila) evolved into a human pathogen" Please note Special time and room
Monday March 30, 2015
RGN 3248
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Christopher Klinger, PDF
Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

"Enhanced End-of-Life Care Decision Making (EELCD) Advance Care Planning in Ottawa Hospitals"

Please note Special time and room
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
RGN 2021
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

B. Bruneau,
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
San Francisco, CA

"Transcription regulation of heart development" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday March 24, 2015
RGN 2005
11:30am to 12:30pm
Dr. Bruce Vallance, UBC "Fire in the belly: Epithelial inflammasomes and intestinal host defense" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday March. 17, 2015
RGN 2021
12:30pm to 1:30pm
BMI Seminar Day

9:30 am - 9:55 am       Coffee and muffins in RGN Atrium, 451 Smyth Rd.

Sign-in and collection of participant kits
Morning presenters to upload presentation to computer in assigned room
Welcome and reminder to respect the 5 minute break between presentations

9:55 am - 11:55 am      Morning presentations

20 minutes for each followed by 5 minute break

9:55 am - first presentation
10:20 am - second presentation
10:45 am – third presentation
11:10 am – fourth presentation
11:35 am – fifth presentation

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm     Lunch in RGN Atrium

Afternoon sign-in and collection of participant kits
Afternoon presenters to upload presentation to computer in assigned room
Welcome and reminder to respect the 5 minute break between presentations

1:20 pm – 3:45 pm      Afternoon presentations

20 minutes for each followed by 5 minute break

1:20 pm – first presentation
1:45 pm - second presentation
2:10 pm - third presentation
2:35 pm – fourth presentation
3:00 pm – fifth presentation
3:25 pm – sixth presentation

3:45 pm   Please return your evaluation forms to the Atrium

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
RGN Atrium, 451 Smyth Rd
9:30 am to 3:45 pm

Dr. Emilio I. Alarcon, Ph.D.
Director Bio-nanomaterials Chemistry and Engineering Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

"Hybrid nanomaterials for tissue engineering"

Thursday  March 5th, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dr. Tania Watts, Ph.D.
Department of Immunology University of Toronto

TNFR family members 4-1BB and GITR in control of viral infection

Tuesday March 3, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Calum MacRae

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Cardiovascular Division
Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine

High-throughput approaches to disease modeling in the zebrafish

Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm
NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED Tuesday Feb. 17, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Mona Nemer, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Professor, Department of BMI,
University of Ottawa
"Molecular basis of heart disease: lessons from developmental biology" Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Albert Stolow, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Photonics
Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Physics
University of Ottawa
"Coherent Nonlinear Raman Microscopy: Label-free, Molecule-Specific Imaging"

Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Cancelled

Dr. James Louis Januzzi Jr.
Medical Director Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Director Dennis and Marilyn Barry Fellowship in Cardiology Research
Hutter Family Professor in Medicine in the Field of Cardiology at Harvard University

"Circulating Biomarkers of Heart Failure: Towards a More Personalized Approach for Care"

Cancelled

Tues. Jan. 27, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Dr. David Posson
Department of Anesthesiology
New York- Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
"Gating mechanisms of a model Ca2+-activated K+ channel" Please note Special time and room
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
RGN 3248
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Lincoln Stein, Ph.D. Director of the Informatics and Bio-computing Program; Senior Principal Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research;
Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

"The Future of Genomic Databases"
4th Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics Student/Postdoc Poster Day
Please note Special time and room
January 13, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Peter Liu, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer/Vice President of Research,
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
"Gene Environment Interaction in Heart Failure. Lessons from Myocarditis"

Please note Special time and room
January 13, 2015
RGN 2149
12:30 - 1:30 p.m

Special Seminar Speaker
Brad Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia
"Protective Immune Networks in Cancer" Please note Special time and room
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
RGN 2149
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Rodney Russell,Ph.D.
Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
TBA Please note Special time
Thursday Dec 11, 2014
RGN 2149

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dr. Ian Dixon, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
"Clues and mitigating factors of fibrosis in the post-MI heart" Please note Special time and room
Tuesday Dec 9, 2014
RGN 2113
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Rashmi Kothary,Ph.D
Scientist, Regenerative,
Medicine Program Ottawa and
Deputy Scientific Director,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Medicine and
Professor, CMM University of Ottawa
"Factors regulating oligodendrocyte maturation"

Tuesday Dec 2, 2014
RGN 2149

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Dr. David Mack, MD,
Director,CHEO Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, CHEO Professor of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
"The Intestinal Microbiome in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 27, 2014
RGN 3248
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Kessen A. Patten
Department of Neuroscience/CRCHUM Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
"Drug discovery for human pathologies using a combination of in vivo genetic validation and chemical genetic approaches" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 20, 2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Mark C. Hall, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry
Purdue University
Substrate recognition by theanaphase-promoting complex: new insights and therapeutic implications Tuesday Nov 18, 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm

Kerry S. Bloom, Ph.D.
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"A balancing act between centromere springs and dynamic microtubules" Tuesday Nov 11 2014
RGN 2149
12:30 pm to1:30 pm

Dr. William Foulkes
Director, Program in Cancer Genetics,
McGill University

"Beyond BRCA – PALB2, ATM, CHEK2 and other 'new' breast cancer genes" Please note Special time and room
Thursday Nov 6, 2014
RGN 2005
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Dr. Sean Morrison
Professor
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Children's Research Institute

"The regulation of stem cell self-renewal"

Tuesday Nov 4 2014
RGN 2149
12:30pm to1:30pm

Derrick Rossi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology and the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Cancelled

"Making Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Backwards and Sideways"

Cancelled

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Timothy A. McKinsey, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Division Head for Translational Research
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO US
"Regulation of Heart Failure by Acetyl-Lysine Erasers and Readers"

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
RGN 2149

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Vincent C.K. Cheung, PhD
Research Scientist
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Cambridge, MA USA

Cancelled

"The structure of post-stroke muscle coordination and its implications for neuro-rehabilitation"

Cancelled

Tuesday ,Oct 14, 2014,
RGN, 1007
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Fatima Mraiche, PhD
Assistant Professor
Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Section
College of Pharmacy
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
"Targeting p90 ribosomal S6 kinase for the treatment of heart failure"

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014,
RGN 2149
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mrs. Lindsey Sikora
Health Sciences Research Liaison Librarian
"Navigating the Literature for the Sciences" Tuesday, Sept 30, 2013
12:30pm to13:30 pm
RGN 2149
Special Seminar Speaker
Patrick Giguère, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"Molecular Control of Δ-Opioid Receptor Signaling and Functional Selectivity by Sodium"
Please note Special time and room
Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
RGN 3248

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