Systems Biology Training Program Workshops

***Micro and Nanobioengineering Workshop***


Hands-on experience in several areas including photolithography, microfluidic immunoassays, and microcontact printing. This should be of particular interest to biomedical researchers, chemists, and physicists, as well as biomedical, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers.
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Fundamentals Montreal Light Microscopy Course March 2-6, 2015

Montreal Light Microscopy Course 2015
Fundamentals
To register E-mail
abif.mlmc [at] gmail.com

 

Monday March 2, 2015
Transmitted Light Techniques - Room N2/2 Stewart Biology Building

Tuesday March 3, 2015
Fluorescence Microscopy - Room N2/2 Stewart Biology Building

Wednesday March 4, 2015
Practical Fluorescence Microscopy- Room N2/2 Stewart Biology Building

Thursday March 5, 2015
Optical Sectioning Techniques - Room N2/2 Stewart Biology Building

Friday March 6, 2015
Advanced Techniques - Room N2/2 Stewart Biology Building

 

 

December 2014

NIPS Conference 2014

NIPS 2014 will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal/Convention
and Exhibition Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Schedule for 2014:
Tutorials: Monday, December 8
Conference Sessions: Tuesday, December 9 – Thursday, December 11
Workshops: Friday, December 12 – Saturday, December 13

Program highlights

Registration

 

 

 

 

 

October 2014

Clinical Proteomics Workshop

Friday October 24th, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

M3.01 - JSL Browne Amphitheater, H4 - Employee/Nurse lounges for booth & social events. The Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue, Montreal

Welcome from the Workshop Organizers

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2014 Workshop on Clinical and Applied Proteomics. This is the 4th in our yearly Workshops, focusing on various aspects of clinical proteomics and affiliated disciplines, all of which have implications for better understanding the mechanisms of diseases and potentially better diagnosis and treatment.

The objective of our workshop is to gather together clinicians, researchers and trainees who share an interest in applied proteomics/interactomics from a disease-related perspective, as well as those who are interested in learning new technologies, sharing research ideas with others, interacting and collaborating within the RI-MUHC/McGill and externally in Montreal and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Jing Liu, PhD (RI-MUHC and McGill University)
Kurt Dejgaard, PhD (McGill University)
Pierre Chaurand, PhD (Université de Montréal)
David Thomas, PhD (McGill University)
Peter Metrakos, MD (RI-MUHC and McGill University)
Tommy Nilsson, Dr. Med. Sci. (RI-MUHC and McGill University)

For More information:

Online Registration Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

The McGill Systems Biology Training Program presents:

Introduction to R for Bioinformatics Workshop

July 21 – 25th 2014 inclusive

Trottier Building, room 3120

9am – 12:30pm 

The first part of the workshop will introduce R environment, the data structures and manipulation of R objects, as well as important functions for basic analysis and graphical output. In the second part, insight into R applications in bioinformatics will be the focus using a simple example from genomic analysis.  Some important packages from Bioconductor will also be presented.

Practical “open sessions” will be available in the afternoons for all participants.

Cost: $75.00 for non-Systems Biology participants (payable by cheque or FOAPAL)

To register or for more information please contact:

Lynda.bray [at] mcgill.ca ()

(514) 398-7071 ext. 09132

Registration deadline is July 15th.

 

 

 

 

Montreal Light Microscopy Course (MLMC) Fundamentals

March 3 - 7, 2014

(Includes meals and course materials)

Topics to include:

Phase Contrast

Differential Interference Contrast

Fluorescence Microscopy

Light Sources and Cameras

Quantitative Fluorescence, Image Processing and Analysis

Wide-Field Deconvolution

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM)

Spinning Disk Confocal

Live Cell Imaging

3D/4D Image Processing and Analysis

Co-localization

Measuring Protein Interactions

Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Microscopy

Super-Resolution Microscopy (Nanoscopy)

Lectures will be in the morning and hands on activities in the afternoon.

 Registration is $950

Space is limited so register early!

abif.mlmc2014 [at] gmail.com (To register E-mail)

 

 

October 25, 2013

Clinical and Applied Proteomics Workshop

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013 8:00am–5:00pm

M3.01 - JSL Browne Amphitheater, H4 – Employee/Nurse lounges for booth & social events

The Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue, Montreal

 

 

December 10 - 12, 2012

High Content Screening Workshop

Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy

Assay Development and Implementation, Live Cell Imaging

Image Analysis, Plate Data Maps, Hierarchical Clustering

 

 

Lectures Only $250: 9:00 to 12:30

Lectures and Hands-On Labs $600: 9:00 to 18:00

For additional information, please email us at: 

hcs.workshop [at] gmail.com

 

 

March 2011

Gene Expression Analysis for Non-Bioinformaticians  March 19-22, 2012

 Target audience: Graduate students or professionals in the biological sciences with or without previous programming experience.

 Goal: This course provides a basic introduction to data analysis of gene expression experiments using R and Bioconductor.

 Topics to be covered: Introduction to R/Bioconductor -Plotting data in R -Microarray analysis (e.g. normalization, clustering, differential expression)

 Each session will include a 45 min lecture and a 2 hour hands on practical session.

 March 19 Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 1: Introduction to R. R Data structures in R: matrices, vectors, lists and data frames. Reading/manipulating/writing text files/osb, searching, matching, sorting and other basic commands. Practical Session: Hands-on session to practice R basics introduced during lecture.

 March 20: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 2: Graphs and Plots. Bar graphs,pie graphs, histograms. Scatter plots. Box plot. Practical Session: Hands-on session where participants will learn how to manipulate raw data to create their own graphs and plots.

 March 21: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 3: Gene Expression Analysis Part I. Microarray normalization. Probe Annotation. Class discovery. Practical Session: Hands-on session to implement ideas introduced during the lecture. Participants will normalize and cluster raw data.

 March 22: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 4: Gene Expression Analysis Part II. Class distinction (limma, significance analysis of microarrays). Pathway analysis. Hands-on session where participants will experiment with microarray and pathway analysis of data.

To register please contact: secretary [at] mcb.mcgill.ca (Email)

 

 

 

May 2011
McGill-Toronto Computational Systems Biology Retreat
May 13, 2011 9am - 7pm Room 2100, Trottier Building, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Synopsis:
This symposium aims to gather students and faculty members working in computational molecular and systems biology at McGill University and at the University of Toronto. It aims to promote interactions between the two institutions and to provide a forum for graduate students.
This year's symposium will feature two keynote speakers from Toronto and McGill, ten selected graduate student's talks and a poster session.

Information:
Date: May 13th, 2011
Time: 9:00- 7:00 pm
Place: Room 2100, Trottier Building, 3680 University st.
Contact: jerome.waldispuhl [at] mcgill.ca (Jérôme Waldispühl).

For more information and to register, please follow the link below:

 http://csb.cs.mcgill.ca/CBRetreat/

The Universities of Toronto and McGill are major Canadian biotechnology research centers with strong training programs in bio-related science. Unfortunately, both institutions remain largely disconnected. This retreat aims to promote graduate systems biology programs and seed collaborations. The principal objective of this event is to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their research to an external audience in an environment less stressful than an international conference, and to offer them an opportunity to gain experience in scientific communication. Ten student talks will be selected and an abstract submission and a poster session will be organized. To complete this setup and provide students with long-term vision, the retreat will feature two keynote speakers, well-renowned researchers from both Montreal and Toronto. This year, Guillaume Bourque (Genome Quebec) and Gary Babder (Donnelly Centre) will deliver the keynotes. Finally, this retreat also aims to build social ties between departments, students, and faculty members working in systems biology.

 

 

April 2011
Clinical and Applied Proteomics


The Systems Biology Training Program is pleased to introduce the 2011 Workshop on Clinical and Applied Proteomics, which will take place on April 26th.

For more information and to register

 

 

Systems Epidemiology

Dr. Vanessa Dumeaux
To Register for workshop, please fill in this web form

Fundamental principles in systems epidemiology
May 16-20, 2011
room 1034,McIntyre building and 501, Goodman Cancer Research Building

9:30 – 4:00pm (there will be a lunch break from 12:30-2pm)
(Coffee will be provided during a morning break)

This course aims to give participants a good background in the fundamental aspects of epidemiology and biostatistics. The course will then focus on the introduction of high throughput technologies also called -omics technologies into epidemiology to investigate the systems biology of a disease.

Day 1: Definition of epidemiology and causality in public health Introduction – Historic and philosophical aspects – Characteristics of a cause – Criteria of causality – Bias - Implications
Day 2: Fundamental principles in epidemiology and biostatistics Measures of frequency in epidemiology (incidence and prevalence, mortality and lethality) – Measures of association and impact (relative risk and odds ratio – Attributable risk and etiological fractions of risk) – Statistical principles (notion of likelihood, estimation by intervals, inference tests)
Day 3: Stratified analysis: notions of analysis strategy, effect modification and confusion Introduction – Taking into account a third variable – Stratification – Effect modification and interaction – Confusion
Day 4: Molecular epidemiology: At the interfaces of epidemiology, genetics and genomics Introduction to genetic and genomic research – Design issues and bias in molecular epidemiology – Genome and SNPs analyses – Transcriptome and gene expression analyses – Example of the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) study
Day 5: (to be held in room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Building) Systems epidemiology Definition of systems research – Use of -omics technology in systems epidemiology – Novel view of biological plausibility and causality.

Registration fee: $150.00 (A foapal is required)



Gene Expression Analysis for Non-Bioinformaticians - February 14-17, 2011

Target audience: Graduate students or professionals in the biological sciences with or without previous programming experience.

Goal: This course provides a basic introduction to data analysis of gene expression experiments using R and Bioconductor.

Topics to be covered: Introduction to R/Bioconductor -Plotting data in R -Microarray analysis (e.g. normalization,clustering, differential expression)-High throughput sequencing analysis Format:

Each session will include a 45 min lecture and a 2 hour hands on practical session.


February 14: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 1: Introduction to R. R Data structures in R: matrices, vectors, lists and data frames. Reading/manipulating/writing text files/osb. Searching, matching, sorting and other basic commands. Practical Session: Hands on session to practice R basics introduced during lecture
February 15: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 2: Graphs and Plots. Bar graphs. Pie graphs. Histograms. Scatter plots. Box plot. Kaplan Meier curves. Practical Session: Hands on session where participants will learn how to manipulate raw data to create their own graphs and plots.
February 16: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 3: Microarray normalization. Microarray analysis. Class distinction (limma, significance analysis of microarrays). Class discovery. Clustering methods. Practical Session: Hands on session to implement ideas introduced during the lecture. Participants will normalize and cluster raw data.
February 17: Room 3120, Trottier Building 9:00-12:00pm Lecture 4: High Throughput Sequencing. Power analysis. Quality control. Normalization. Binding site identification using chip-seq. Differential expression using RNA-seq Practical Session: Hands on session to apply techniques taught during lecture.

For more information

To register please contact: secretary [at] mcb.mcgill.ca (Email)

 

  Light Microscopy Workshop - December 7-9, 2010

This course will aim to give students a good background in the fundamental aspects of light microscopy and an appreciation of the resources and technologies available at McGill University in the Life Sciences Complex Imaging Facility and the Cell Image and Analysis Network (CIAN).

The lectures will be held in room N2/2, Stewart Biology Building and will run from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

The labs will be held in W4/4 of the Stewart Biology Building as well as throughout the Imaging Facility and CIAN. The lab sessions will run from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm.

Day 1 Topics will include light-matter interactions, transmitted microscope optical train, Koehler alignment, image formation, contrast with dyes, dark-field imaging, phase contrast imaging, differential interference contrast (DIC) imaging and an introduction to fluorescence and fluorescence probes.

Day 2 Topics will include fixed sample preparation, digital images, resolution, sampling frequency, objectives, corrective lenses, fluorescence microscope optical train, light sources, detectors, quantitative imaging, and live cell microscopy.

Day 3 Topics will include 3D Imaging: wide-field deconvolution, laser scanning confocal, multi-photon, spinning disk, cross-talk and spectral imaging, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF), image processing and analysis.

AGAIN THIS YEAR BY POPULAR DEMAND – MICROSCOPY TRIVIA!!!

HANDS ON LABS – Sample preparation, transmitted light, fluorescence, 3D imaging, live cell imaging, image processing.

*Preliminary schedule – subject to changes.


For a more in-depth look, please visit: SB Imaging 2010