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2007-2008 IHSP Seminar Series launch: Equity and discrimination

Wed, 2007-09-26 16:30 - 18:30
Charles Meredith House : 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Please join us in launching our 2007-2008 Seminar Series on equity and discrimination. 4:30-5:30, Dr. Morton Weinfeld, director of Canadian Ethnic Studies at McGill, on "New challenges for diversity in post-9-11 Canada: Loyalty, reasonable accommodation, and ethnic match"; 5:30-6:30, reception and an introduction to new IHSP initiatives on equity and discrimination.

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Contact: Jennifer Proudfoot
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Search for a second genesis of life in our solar system

Tue, 2007-10-02 17:00 - 18:00
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

Christopher P. McKay, planetary scientist, Space Sciences Division, NASA-Ames Research Center

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Contact: Hojatollah Vali
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A simpler origin for life

Wed, 2007-10-03 11:30 - 12:30
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

Robert Shapiro, Dept of Chemistry, New York University. Host: Prof. John Bergeron.

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Future directions of origin of life research

Wed, 2007-10-03 16:00 - 18:00
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

Roundtable discussion: Steven A. Benner (Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution), D. Scott Bohle (McGill), Thomas Bureau (McGill), Christopher P. McKay (NASA-Ames Research Center), Jay Nadeau (McGill), Hervé Philippe (UdM), Daniele Pinti (UQAM), Sumitra Rajagopalan, Robert Shapiro (NYU), Boswell Wing (McGill), with moderator Joe Schwarcz (McGill). Seating is very limited but the roundtable will also be presented as a webcast; see website for details.

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Contact: Hojatollah Vali
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Reinventing the sacred: Science, faith and complexity

Fri, 2007-10-05 15:30 - 16:30
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

Stuart A. Kauffman, director, Institute for Biocomplexity & Informatics, University of Calgary. Host: Martin Grant, Dean of Science

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Contact: Delores LaPratt
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Synthetic biology: Building genetics from the ground up

Wed, 2007-10-03 14:30 - 15:30
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Steven A. Benner, Distinguished Fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution/Westheimer Institute of Science & Technology. Host: Prof. Ian Butler.

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Management Forum plenary session

Wed, 2007-10-03 12:00 - 13:15
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

Come and learn about the exciting plans for the future of the University and how we hope to raise funds to achieve those goals from Marc Weinstein, Assistant Vice-Principal (DAUR) and Director of University Campaigns. Refreshments will be served between 12–12:15 pm.

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Cortical plasticity and reorganization: Lessons from studies of the blind

Fri, 2007-10-05 13:30 - 14:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Ehud Zohary, associate professor, Dept of Neurobiology, Hebrew University, Jersualem

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Contact: Alain Ptito
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Delay of central processing in the auditory, visual, and crossmodal attentional blink: Evidence from human electrophysiology

Thu, 2007-10-11 13:30 - 14:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Pierre Jolicoeur, PhD, professor, Dept of Psychology, Université de Montréal. Co-sponsored by Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound (BRAMS).

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Contact: Robert Zatorre
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Modeling an evolutionary conserved circadian cis-element using functional and comparative genomics

Wed, 2007-09-26 14:30 - 15:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Discussion of two problems in computational circadian biology: 1. Stochastic phase oscillators and circadian bioluminescence recordings cultured circadian oscillators from peripheral tissues were recently shown to be both cell autonomous and self-sustained. Therefore the dominant cause for amplitude reduction observed in bioluminescence recordings of cultured fibroblasts is desynchronization rather than the damping of individual oscillators. We propose a generic model for quantifying luminescence signals from biochemical oscillators, based on noisy phase oscillators. Our model incorporates 3 essential features of circadian clocks: stability of the limit cycle, fluctuations and inter-cellular coupling. The model is then used to analyze bioluminescence recording from immortalized and primary fibroblasts. Fits to population recordings allow simultaneous estimation of the stability of the limit cycle (or equivalently the stiffness of individual frequencies), the period dispersion and the interaction strength bet

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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