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Preliminary Scientific Program 2017 CSMB Meeting

All Scientific sessions will be held at the Shaw Centre and seminars will be timed to allow attendees to move between sessions to catch talks in each theme.

The Friday reception will be held at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

All sessions will have a Chair, an invited speaker and overall over 50% of speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts.


Tuesday - May 16th, 2017
Time Trainee Events - Room 1 Trainee Events - Room 2
1:00-1:30 PM
University of Ottawa
Location: TBA
Registration
1:30-2:30 PM
Trainee Workshops
University of Ottawa
Location: TBA
Strategic Communications: Marketing Yourself as a Trainee for your Dream Career
  • Nana Lee, Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
  • Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Supporting the Professional Development of Women in STEM
  • Catherine Tsilfidis, Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Gender Issues, Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
  • Imogen Coe, Dean of Science, Ryerson University
  • Ariadni Athanassiadis, Lawyer Kyma Professional Corporation, President of WISE Ottawa
3:00-4:00 PM
Trainee Workshops
University of Ottawa
Location: TBA
PI/PDF Job Hunting: Preparing Future Faculty
  • Mike Downey, Assistant Professor, uOttawa
  • Mathieu Lavalle-Adam, Assistant Professor, uOttawa
  • Daniel Figeys, Chair Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, uOttawa
  • David Lohnes, Chair Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, uOttawa.
Alternative Career Options in Science: Not so Alternative Anymore
  • Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President of Research Canada
  • Linda Harris, Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Michael Donaldson, Content Development Manager, Canadian Science Publishing
  • Rafal Iwasiow, Vice President, Research & Development at DNA Genotek
  • Sabrina Kim, Sector Analyst, Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada
  • Angela Yeung, Program Officer at NSERC
  • Carmen Gervais, Program Deputy Director Network Centres of Excellence/NSERC
4:00-5:30 PM
University of Ottawa
Location: TBA
Trainee Networking Event
5:00-10:00 PM
Shaw Centre
(2nd Floor)
Registration
6:00-6:10 PM
Shaw Centre
Opening Remarks
Welcome to Ottawa & CSMB 2017
6:10-7:10 PM
Shaw Centre
Keynote Lecture and Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship:
Dr. Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto

7:10-9:30 PM
Shaw Centre

Reception



Wednesday - May 17th, 2017
Time Systems Biology  Organelle Biology
8:30-10:10 AM
Shaw Centre
Systems Biology of Neurobiology
Chair : Steffany Bennett, uOttawa
  • Cheryl Wellington, UBC
  • Sandra Black, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Hongbin Xu, uOttawa
  • Martin Duennwald, University of Western Ontario

 

Trafficking and Development
Chair: Julie Brill, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Christian Rocheleau, McGill University
  • Julie Brill, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Claire Martin, University of Guelph
  • Victor Jensen, Simon Fraser University
10:10-10:40 AM
Shaw Centre
Coffee Break
10:40-12:20 PM
Shaw Centre
Systems Biology of Regenerative Medicine
Chair: Bill Stanford, Ottawa Health Research Institute
  • Kristin Hope, McMaster University
  • Bill Stanford, Ottawa Health Research Institute
  • Yannick Doyon, Université Laval
  • Veronique Lisi, University of California – Santa Barbara
Membrane Trafficking in Cancer
Chair: Morag Park, McGill
  • Arnim Pause, McGill University
  • Megan Brasher, University of Guelph
  • Leslie Bone, Ryerson University
  • Icten Meras, McGill University

 
 
12:20-1:30 PM
Shaw Centre
Lunch Break
1:30-3:10 PM
Shaw Centre
Models of Rare Diseases
Chair: Kym Boycott Hieter, CHEO
  • Mikko Taipale, University of Toronto
  • Kym Boycott, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Kevin Nixon, University of Western Ontario
  • Roxanne Lariviere, Montreal Neurological Institute
Organelle Contacts
Chair: Chris Loewen, UBC
  • Will Prinz, National Institutes of Health
  • Chris Loewen, UBC
  • Chris Beh, Simon Fraser University
  • Derrick Cheng, Hospital for Sick Children
3:10-5:30 PM
Shaw Centre
Poster Session I
5:30-7:00 PM
Shaw Centre
Dinner
7:00-8:40 PM
Shaw Centre
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION: Cancer Biology
Chair: Costin Antonescu, Ryerson University
  • Morag Park, McGill University
  • Costin Antonescu, Ryerson University
  • Jasmine Hughes, University of California, Berkeley
  • Julie Ross, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
8:40-9:15 PM
Shaw Centre
Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award
   
Sergio Grinstein, Hospital for Sick Children

 

Thursday - May 18th, 2017
Time Systems Biology Organelle Biology
8:30-10:10 AM
Shaw Centre
Biological and Synthetic Network Analysis: From Hairballs to Knowledge
Chair: Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, uOttawa

  • Anne-Claude Gingras, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
  • Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, uOttawa
  • Brendan Camellato, uOttawa
  • Etienne Coyaud, UHN-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Organelle Identity and Biogenesis
Chair
: Chris Brett, Concordia University
  • Michael Sacher, Concordia University
  • Erin McNally, Concordia University
  • Mauricio Terebiznik, University of Toronto - Scarborough
  • Zechariah Martin, Ryerson University
10:10-10:40 AM
Shaw Centre
Coffee Break
10:40-12:30 PM
Shaw Centre
Metabolomics and Metabolic Diseases
Chair: Mary Ellen Harper, uOttawa
  • Amy Caudy, University of Toronto
  • Kin Chan, uOttawa
  • Erin Coyne, McGill University
  • Denuja Karunakaran, uOttawa Heart Institute
Membrane Targeting and Sorting
Chair: Liz Conibear, UBC
  • Chris Fromme, Cornell University
  • Shawn Whitfield, UBC
  • Xianping Dong, Dalhousie University
  • Derek Prosser, John Hopkins University
12:30-1:30 PM
Shaw Centre
Lunch Break
1:30-3:10 PM
Shaw Centre
The Microbial World
Chair: Alain Stintzi, uOttawa
  • Christian Jobin, University of Florida
  • Christian Baron, Université de Montréal
  • James Butcher, uOttawa
  • Soumaya Zlitni, University of Toronto
Stress, Metabolism and Trafficking
Chair: Heidi McBride, McGill University
  • Thomas Simmen, University of Alberta
  • Heidi McBride, McGill University
  • Rasha Sabouny, University of Calgary
  • Kelsey Law, Hospital for Sick Children
3:10-5:30 PM
Shaw Centre
Poster Session II
5:30-7:00 PM
Shaw Centre
Dinner
7:00-8:40 PM
Shaw Centre
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION: Spatial Organization of Regulatory Networks
Chair: Roberto Botelho, Ryerson University
  • Rosa Puertollano, National Institutes of Health
  • Victoria Hipolito, Ryerson University
  • Eden Fussner, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Sabine Elowe, Université Laval
9:30 PM
Trainee Pub Night – All are welcome
The Lieutenant's Pump
361 Elgin Street

  

Friday - May 19th, 2017
Time Systems Biology Organelle Biology
8:30-10:10 AM
Shaw Centre
Emerging Signaling Pathways
Chair: Mike Downey, uOttawa
  • Brian Raught, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Mike Downey, uOttawa
  • Shrivani Pirahas, University of Calgary
  • Corina Warkentin, uOttawa
Trafficking and Lipid Signaling
Chair: Neale Ridgeway, Dalhousie
  • Karin Reinisch, Yale University 
  • Neale Ridgway, Dalhousie University
  • Shirley Qiu, uOttawa
  • Ralph Delos Santos, Ryerson University
10:10-10:40 AM
Shaw Centre
Coffee Break
10:40-12:20 PM
Shaw Centre
Epigenetics
Chair: Jean-François Couture, uOttawa
  • Michael Hendzel, University of Alberta
  • Jacques Côté, Université Laval
  • Julie Claycomb, University of Toronto
  • Jeff Dilworth, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Pathogen 
Chair: John Brumell, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Ralph Isberg, Tufts University
  • Malene Urbanus, University of Toronto
  • Mariana Capurro, Hospital for Sick Children
  • David Rattray, UBC
12:20- 6:00 PM
12:30 - 2:00 PM
CSMB AGM
Followed by Advocacy Strategy Session

Or
 Free time/Brew Donkey Tour

6:00– 11:00 PM
Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery
Reception at the Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street

Come party with the Dinosaurs in the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery

Poster Award Presentations

 
Saturday - May 20th, 2017
8:30-10:10 AM
Shaw Centre

SPECIAL JOINT SESSION: New Technology
Chair: Greg Fairn, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Dev Sidhu, University of Toronto
  • Allen Liu, University of Michigan
  • Stella Lu, St Michael’s Hospital
  • Sarah Cohen, National Institute of Health
10:10-10:30 AM
Shaw Centre
Coffee Break
10:30-12:10 PM
Shaw Centre
SPECIAL JOINT SESSION: Synthetic Biology and Beyond
Chair: Kristin Baetz, uOttawa
  • Jeff Boeke, NYU School of Medicine
  • Hans-JoachimWieden, University of Lethbridge
  • Rebecca Shapiro, Broad Institute
  • John Pezacki, uOttawa
12:10- 12:40 PM
Shaw Centre
CSMB New Investigator Award
Martin Schmeing, McGill

Closing Remarks and Au revoir
 
 
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