Guest Speakers and Special Events

Septembre 5, 2013 to April 24, 2014

Coordinator: Dr. Alexandre Blais ext. 8463

From September 5, 2013 to May 27, 2014

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Health Sciences Building

Roger Guindon Hall (RGN)

451 Smyth Road, Ottawa

N.B.

From Sept 5, 2012 to Dec, 2013

Room: 2005 : AMPHITHEATRE "A"

From Jan 9, to May 27, 2014

Room: 2003 : AMPHITHEATRE "B"

FALL 2013

Speaker

Title

Date

SEPTEMBER

Students invited seminar speaker
Michael Rudnicki, PhD, FRSC

Professor,
Dept of Medicine and Dept of CMM, Faculty of Med. U.O
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics
Scientific Director, Stem Cell Network
Molecular regulation of muscle stem cell function
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
Thursday Sept 5th
2013
2:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )
Students invited seminar speaker
Kenneth L. Rock, M.D.
Chairman and Professor
Department of Pathology
UMass Medical School
Worcester, MA

“New insights into antigen presentation and T cell development”

Thursday Sept 12th, 2013
3:30 p.m. p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )
Students invited seminar speaker
Dr. Robert J. Schneider
Associate Director,
NYU Cancer Institute
Director of Translational Research
 Co-director, Breast Cancer Program  
Albert Sabin Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis
 NYU School of Medicine

 

“Translational regulation in breast cancer and the cancer stem cell – from protein synthesis to therapy
Thursday Sept 19th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room: 2005
(Amph A )
Special Seminar Speaker
Dr. Marica Bakovic
Professor
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph
“Ethanolamine Kennedy pathway and the metabolic syndrome” Please note
Special date and time

Tuesday Sept 24th, 2013
9:00 a.m
. to 10:00 a.m.
RGN
Room 2022
Faculty of Medicine New Professor Seminar Series
Adam Rudner,PhD

Assistant Professor ,
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
"Phospho-regulation of Anaphase Onse" Please note
Special time
and roomThursday Sept 26th, 2013 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. RGN Room 3248

OCTOBER

This seminar is compulsory for all new students
Mrs. Lindsey Sikora
Health Sciences Research Liaison Librarian
"Navigating the Literature for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology" Thursday Oct 3th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room: 2005
(Amph A )
Special Seminar Speaker
Marjorie Brand Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine, OHRI
Associate Professor, U Ottawa
Dept of Med, Division of Hematology
Canada Research Chair in the Regulation of Gene Expression Associate Member of the OIS
"Transcriptional regulation of Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis" Please note
Special date and time


Thursday Oct 10th, 2013
10:30 a.m
. to 11:30 a.m.
RGN
Room: 3248
CANCELLED
Daniel W. McVicar, PhD

Senior Investigator
Cancer and Inflammation Program
National Cancer Institute-Frederick MD
Leukocyte Regulatory Receptors: Tales of Signaling and Structure/Function CANCELLED
Thursday Oct 10th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room: 2005
(Amph A )
Special Seminar Speaker
Tommy Alain, Ph.D.
McGill Cancer Centre
McGill University Montréal, Québec

“Innate Immunity, mTOR and Viral Oncolysis, Mining the Translatome”
Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday Oct 16th, 2013
1:30 p.m
. to 2:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2022
Special Guest Speaker presented by : OICBB,OISB & BMI
Alain B. Tchagang, Ph.D.
Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, National Research Council of Canada
“A Generic Model of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks:
Application to Plants under Abiotic Stress”
Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2113
Special Guest Speaker presented by : OICBB,OISB & BMI
Andrew Emili, Ph.D.
Professor,
Banting and Best Department of Medical Research
& the Department of Molecular Genetics
Ontario Research Chair in Biomarkers
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research,University of Toronto



"Getting to the Core: Mapping Protein-Protein Interactions on a Proteome Scale"

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2113
NO SEMINAR TODAY No Seminar today No Seminar
Thursday Oct 24th, 2013
Sergio Grinstein, PhD
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology
Professor, Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Pitblado Chair in Cell Biology
“Imaging phagocytosis: receptors, phospholipids and the cytoskeleton Thursday Oct 31th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )

NOVEMBER

Special Seminar Speaker
Daniel Lingwood, Ph.D. Post-doctoral fellow Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
"Structural and Genetic Basis For Developing Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Against Influenza Virus " Please note
Special date and time

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2013
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN
Room: 3248
Tommy Nilsson, PhD
Professor and Director of the Proteomics and Systems Medicine Program, the RI-MUHC.
Director of Proteomics, the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
Lipid Droplets at the Crossroad of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Thursday Nov 7th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )
Cheolho Cheong, PhD
Director, Cellular Physiology and Immunology research unit
Assistant IRCM Research Professor
Assistant research professor, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, Université de Montréal Adjunct professor, Dept of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
Dendritic cell (DC) subsets in inflammatory diseases Thursday Nov 14th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )
Michael G Surette, PhD
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research
Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences McMaster University Hamilton
“ The Complexity of the Lung Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis ” Thursday Nov 21th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )
Dr. Brad Nelson 
Director, Deeley Research Centre,  BC Cancer Agency, Victoria
“Protective Immune Networks in Cancer Thursday Nov 28th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005
(Amph A )

DECEMBER

Special Seminar Speaker
Julie Brill, PhD.
Hospital for Sick Kids,
Associate Professor Department of Molecular Genetics University of Toronto

 

“Regulation of cell morphogenesis by PI4P signaling in Drosophila "

Please note
Special date and time
T
uesday  December 3rd ,  2013, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. RGN Room : 2112

 

 

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Symposium

8:30 : Welcome and Sign-Up 8:45    Kristine Houde, Health Promotion Manager, UOHS
        “University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS): 10 FAQs in 10 Minutes” (30 minute presentations, 15 minute discussions)
9:00    Kathryn Wright, Professor
“The Virus/Host-Cell Interface: Paramyxoviruses” 9:45    Andrew Makrigiannis, Professor
“Contribution of the Natural Killer Gene Complex to Innate Immunity” 10:30  Break 10:45  Vera Tang, Postdoctoral Fellow
“Activating the Immune System to Kill Tumors with IAP Antagonists” 11:30 Momen Mahmoud Askoura, PhD Candidate
“Acid Adaptive Mechanisms of Campylobacter jejuni in the Gastrointestinal Tract"

 

Please note
Special date and time
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013,
8:30 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
RGN-Room 2019 (Amph. E)
Students invited seminar speaker
Christian Landry, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Laval University
CIHR New Investigator
Perturbing protein networks to uncover their architecture and mechanisms of robustness Thursday Dec 5th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2005

(Amph A )

RGN ROOM:2113

Vincent Archambault, PhD
Principal Investigator, Cell Cycle Regulation research unit, IRICResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Cell cycle control by the Greatwall – PP2A axis

Please note change of room:

Thursday Dec 12th, 2013
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

WINTER 2014

Speaker

Title

Date

JANUARY

Dennis Bulman, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist, CHEO Research Institute & Newborn Screening Ontario
Affiliate Investigator, Regenerative Medicine, OHRI
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Cross-Appointments: Dept of BMI, U. Ottawa
"What we are learning from an ultra rare disease: New genes and new pathways for Myoclonus Dystonia" Thursday Jan 9th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Jason Tanny, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University

"A CDK-chromatin connection regulates the epigenome"

Thursday Jan 16th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Special Seminar Speaker
Marceline Coté, Ph.D.
Hematology Division Department of Medecine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School


"Identification of Ebola virus entry factors using a chemical biology approach"
Please note
Special date and time

Monday Jan 20th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 3248

CANCELLED

Harry E. Perry, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
McMaster University on project site at Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.

"Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and the Search for Small Tumors "

CANCELLED

Thursday Jan 23th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Special Seminar Speaker
Jean-Philippe Julien, Ph.D.
Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Ian A. Wilson Laboratory
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

 

"Structure of the HIV-1 Env glycoprotein trimer: a blueprint for immunogen development"

Please note
Special date and time

Tuesday Jan 28th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2149
Brian K. Shoichet, Ph.D.
Professor
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
"A Metabolic Code for Cell Signaling" Thursday Jan 30 th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amp B )

FEBRUARY

Special Seminar Speaker
Amélie Fradet-Turcotte, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

"Identification of the first site-specific reader of DNA damage-induced chromatin marks" Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday Feb 5th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 20149

CANCELLED

Scot J. Stone Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Saskatchewan

"The Role of DGAT2 in Lipid Droplet Formation"

CANCELLED

Thursday Feb 6th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Special Seminar Speaker
Jorge Ivan Alvarez, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral fellow Neuroimmunology Unit Centre Hospitalier De L'Université de Montréal - Hôpital Notre Dame
" The CNS barriers in health and disease" Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday Feb 12th, 2014
10:00 a.m
. to 11:00 a.m.
RGN Room 2005

Guest Speaker presented by : Neuroscience OHRI and BMI

Larisa Litovchick, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
Department of Internal Medicine, MCV
Virginia Commonwealth University

"The making and breaking of the DREAM "

 

Thursday Feb 13th 30th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Daniel W. McVicar, PhD
Senior Investigator
Cancer and Inflammation Program
National Cancer Institute-Frederick MD
Leukocyte Regulatory Receptors: Tales of Signaling and Structure/Function Thursday Feb 20th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Special Seminar Speaker
Lixin Dai, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore


“Studies of human-transposon interactome”
Please note
Special date and time

Tuesday Feb 25th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2149
Yonghong Wan, MD
Professor,
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
McMaster Immunology Research Centre
"How can we enhance efficacy of therapeutic cancer vaccines?" Thursday Feb 27th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

MARCH

El Bachir Affar, Ph. D.
Associate Professor,
Medicine Department
Université de Montréal 
"The BAP1 deubiquitinase complex in epigenetic regulation and tumor suppression " Thursday Mars 6th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )


BMI Seminar Day

 

Various presentations

Friday, March 7th, 2014
RGN Atrim, 2nd Floor
Time: 9:00 a.m
. all day

Special Seminar Speaker
Frederic Relaix. Ph. D.

Team Development and Stem Cells Myology Research Center
U974-INSERM - UPMC-Paris VI -
Institut de Myologie Faculté de Médecine Pitié-Salpétrière, France

"Mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle formation : from development to postanatal regeneration"

Please note
Special date and time

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2149
CANCELLED
Donald M. Engelman, Ph.D
.
Eugene Higgins Professor of
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Director of the Division of Biological Sciences,
Yale University
"Targeting and treating acidic tumors using pHLIP, a membrane inserting peptide "

CANCELLEDThursday Mars 13th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Students invited seminar speaker
Dr. Zongchao Jia, Ph.D.
Killam Research Fellow
Canada Research Chair in Structural Biology
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Queen's University


 

"A unique bifunctional kinase/phosphatase with single active site"

Thursday Mars 20th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

Students invited seminar speaker
Brian D. Dynlacht, Ph.D
.
Professor
Department of Pathology
NYU School of Medicine

"Epigenetic control of muscle differentiation" Thursday Mars 27th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

APRIL

Students invited seminar speaker
Richard W Carthew, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Biosciences;
Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University

"Gene regulation by small non-coding RNAs" Thursday April 3th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003

(Amph B )

 

All Microbiology and Immunology students without permission to write must attend.

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Symposium

12:30 - Welcome and Sign-Up

12:45 - Dr. Catherine Carrillo, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Integration of Genomics Tools in Food Inspection”
1:30 - Dr. Thien-Fah Mah, Associate Professor
“Identification of Genes Involved in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilm-specific Resistance to Antibiotics”
2:15 - Dr. Vera Tang, Postdoctoral Fellow
“Activating the Immune System to Kill Tumors with IAP Antagonists”
3:15 - Ms. Kasandra Bélanger, PhD Candidate
“Mechanisms for APOBEC3-mediated Retroviral Restriction”
4:00 - Mr. Turki Abujamel, PhD Candidate"Characterization of Butyrate-producing Bacteria and Plasmid Metagenome in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


12:30 – 4:45 p.m., RGN - Room 2149 (Amph. E)


Francois Fagotto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology McGill University Associate Member, GCRC

"Control of embryonic morphogenesis by repulsive and proadhesive cues: the examples of ephrins and EpCAM" Thursday April 10th, 2014
3:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2003
(Amph B )
Special Seminar Speaker
Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of British Columbia

 

"Omics and Bioinformatics for Translational Research"

Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday April 23th, 2014
11:00 a.m
. to 12:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2003
Special Seminar Speaker
John M. Pascal, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia PA

 

"PARP-1 Mechanism of DNA Damage Detection and Activation "

Please note
Special date and time
Monday April 28th, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
RGN Room 1007

Special Seminar Speaker
Anthony Vecchiarelli, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes And Digestive and Kidney Diseases Bethesda, MD

"Surfing Biological Surfaces: Subcellular transport and positioning by a moving ATPase gradient "

Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday April 30th, 2014
3:00 p.m
. to 4:00 p.m.
RGN Room 3248

MAY

BMI Poster Day  

Various presentation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014,
RGN Atrim, 2nd Floor

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology is excited to present the inaugural
Morris Kates Seminar
in conjunction with Poster Day


Cynthia Kenyon Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics University of California, San Francisco

The Morris Kates seminar will be a yearly event where we bring in the best and the brightest to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Kates.

 

Title:
"Genes, cells and other things that can extend the lifespan of C. elegans"

 

May 15th , 2014
3:00-4:00 pm

RGN 2149

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Rockefeller University
"Stem Cells in Homeostasis and Cancer "

Please note
Special date and time


Tuesday May 27th, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RGN Room 2149

JULY

Special Seminar Speaker

François-Xavier Campbell-Valois, Ph.D.
Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit Institut Pasteur, Paris, France


"Seeing Type Three Secretion Activity during Shigella Infection: think globally, act locally… "

Please note
Special date and time

Wednesday July 16th, 2014
2:00 p.m
. to 3:00 p.m.
RGN Room 2149
 

For more information, please contact bmisec (613) 562-5459

The BAP1 deubiquitinase complex in epigenetic regulation and tumor suppression

 

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