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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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Coffee and dessert social event

Wed, 2007-09-26 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Door prize will be drawn. Refreshments and dessert included. RSVP to email below.

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Nazi persecution of the Roma: A seldom told story

Wed, 2007-10-31 16:00
Education Building : 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

Marc Carrier. Free admission, everyone welcome!

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Neuropsychology Symposium to Honour Laughlin B. Taylor: Poster session

Mon, 2007-10-29 16:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

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Contact: Michael Petrides
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Teaching tips for effective science lectures

Thu, 2007-09-27 16:30 - 18:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

For Science graduate students: Do you want to be a more effective teacher? Learn concrete strategies to engage students and increase learning. We'll demonstrate simple teaching strategies, using science content, that can be incorporated into lectures to improve student learning and discuss some key aspects to planning a seminar or conference session. Presentation includes a demo of the new "clickers" (Student Response Systems) used in some first-year Faculty of Science courses. This seminar focuses on techniques for lecturing and is independent from the 2-day T-PULSE graduate teaching workshop. Followed by wine and cheese. Please RSVP at website below.

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How to improve thunderstorm forecasts: On characterizing the pre-storm environment

Mon, 2007-10-01 12:00
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

McGill School of Environment (MSE) Speakers Series: Dr. Frédéric Fabry, associate professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & McGill School of Environment.

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Participatory Research @ Lunch

Fri, 2007-10-12 12:00 - 13:00
Pine 515 : 515 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H2W 1S4

Please join us for our monthly lunch seminar. Guest: Dr. Dawn Allen, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care. Topic: "'V' is for action: Video in participatory action research with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients."

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Contact: Jon Salsberg
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Paleolimnological investigations of environmental change in the Canadian High Arctic

Wed, 2007-10-24 12:30
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Bronwyn Keatley, Biology, McGill

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Contact: Luisa Sabaz
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Sensory integration and modulation in the developing zebrafish

Thu, 2007-09-27 12:00
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Mabel Chong, Biology, McGill

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Contact: Luisa Sabaz
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Workshops on International Security & Political Economy (POLI 778)

Fri, 2007-09-28 15:30 - 17:30
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

With Professor Stephen Saideman. Special guest speaker: Daniel Drezner, Tufts University, on "Tragedy of the Global Institutional Commons."

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