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SIS presentations at Faculty of Education Open House

Sat, 2007-10-20 14:00 - 16:00
Education Building : 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

SIS faculty and doctoral students are participating in the Faculty of Education 150th Anniversary Open House Celebration as part of McGill Homecoming 2007. Faculty are presenting on the 4th floor of the Education Bldg, rooms 433/434. Doctoral students are presenting on the 6th floor of the building, in Room 627.

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Contact: Ling Yuen
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Goodbye Summer BBQ Potluck - Portland, Oregon

Sun, 2007-10-28 12:00

Please come meet us at our Goodbye Summer BBQ Potluck at Laurelhurst Park. This will be a fun and friendly get-together. (NOTE: the park fee may be up to $5, depending on how many people attend.)

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Statistical learning and virtual screening in drug discovery

Wed, 2007-10-24 15:30 - 16:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Hugh Chipman, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. High-throughput screening of compounds for biological activity is often an important first step in the drug discovery process. From a statistical learning perspective, the results of screening process can be used to construct a model. Using various descriptors of molecular structure as inputs, we seek to predict activity. These descriptors can be easily calculated, but the activity is the outcome of more expensive screening procedures. Screening results for a part of the library constitute a training set, which can be used to build a model to predict activity. This model enables "virtual screening" in which activity is predicted rather than measured. This talk describes a number of recent models developed for such virtual screening, including mixture discriminant analysis, decision trees, nearest neighbours, and ensemble models.

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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Design and analysis of pooled high throughput screening data

Wed, 2007-10-24 14:30 - 15:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Dr S. Stanley Young, Asst. Director for Bioinformatics, National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC. Discovery of biologically active compounds is often accomplished by screening large collections of compounds. Very few compounds are expected to have the activity of interest so testing compounds individually generates large amounts of mostly uninformative data. Dorfman (1943) proposed testing pools of individuals when looking for rare events. There is relatively little literature on using pools for drug discovery; informal conversations indicate that testing of pools has a checkered history. There is a level of paranoia that active compounds will be missed. There is also the somewhat complicated logistics of the decoding process. So what are the statistical issues with pooling? There is some guiding theory for determining the number of compounds in a pool, k=SQRT(1/p) where p is the probability that a compound will be active. We know a lot about the structural features of our c

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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Ronald Corey Cup: McGill vs. Concordia

Sun, 2007-10-21 15:00
Bell Centre, 1260 de la Gauchetière West : Bell Centre, 1260 de la Gauchetière West

The McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers meet in the 21st annual Ronald Corey Cup game. Tickets for the Corey Cup, an annual challenge match for university hockey supremacy in Montreal, are now on sale.

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McGill Reads: Alice Munro - Montreal

Wed, 2007-10-24 18:00
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

"The Bear Came Over the Mountain" is from Alice Munro's latest collection of short stories, "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage." The story has also been adapted into a critically acclaimed movie, "Away from Her." McGill Reads is the McGill Alumni Association's Montreal-area book club. If you miss the insightful discussions of the classroom or just love to read, this is your chance to discover thought-provoking books and meet new people while learning from some of McGill’s favourite professors without tests, papers, or evaluations!

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Stephen and Lillian Vineberg Family Lecture - Dr. Stephen Sagar

Mon, 2007-11-05 17:30 - 19:00
Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste Catherine Road : Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Cote Ste Catherine Road

Free public lecture: "Complementary therapies: New horizons in cancer care." A dynamic speaker, Dr. Sagar is one of Canada's leading experts in the field of integrating traditional medical care with complementary therapies.

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Baculovirus co-expression system for multi-protein complexes & Highly efficient mammalian cell-based cell-free systems for large proteins, glycoproteins and RNA virus

Wed, 2007-10-31 16:00 - 17:00
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Hiro Imataka, team leader, Human Translation System Research Team, Riken-Yokohama, Japan

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TBA

Fri, 2007-10-19 10:30
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Dennis Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton

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Chartered Willamette Valley wine tour - Oregon

Sun, 2007-11-11 11:00
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For those of you who wish to experience Oregon wines in a carefree setting, we are proposing a chartered van to drive some 20 McGillers (and friends) around the Willamette Valley on a 5- to 6-hour tour of Oregon wine country.

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