Sixth edition of Soup and Science, September 2008
Each day at lunch from September 8 - 12, 2008, about 120 students came to see and hear some of McGill's coolest professors give short presentations about their science research. Then students and professors mingled over lunch, and talked more about research and how to participate. It was an opportunity to come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.
- September 8 - 12, 2008
- 11:30 AM each day
- in the Redpath Museum
Monday, September 8, 2008
- Prof. Andrew Cumming (Physics)
Theoretical astrophysics, neutron stars, extrasolar planets, high energy astrophysics
- Prof. Thomas Duchaine (McGill Cancer Center & Department of Biochemistry)
RNAi, microRNA, C. elegans, cancer
- Prof. Margaret Kalacska (Geography)
Remote sensing, mass graves, hyperspectral imagery, detection.
- Prof. Christine McCusker (Department of Pediatrics; Division of Allergy and Immunology, Montreal Children’s Hospital (MUHCRI); and Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University)
Allergy, asthma, animal models, inflammation, T cells, dendritic cells and immune receptors
- Prof. Theo van de Ven (Chemistry)
Bioactive paper, polymeric nanotubes, papermaking chemistry, electrokinetics.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
- Prof. Mathieu Blanchette (Computer Science)
Bioinformatics, genomics, evolution.
- Prof. Gary Brouhard (Biology)
Biophysics, cytoskeleton, motor proteins
- Prof. Frederic Fabry (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Radar and radiometry, precipitation, weather impacts.
- Prof. Matthias Götte (Microbiology & Immunology)
Biochemical Virology: Drug development and mechanisms of resistance
- Prof. Brigitte Vachon (Physics)
Properties and interactions between the smallest components of matter in high energy particle collisions
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
- Prof. Samantha Gruenheid (Microbiology & Immunology)
Infectious disease, host/pathogen interactions, bacterial infections
- Prof. Alex Maloney (Physics)
Theoretical physics, string theory, black holes
- Prof. Nigel Roulet (Geography)
Global climate change, carbon cycling, northern ecosystems, peatlands
- Prof. Stefano Stifani (Montreal Neurological Institute)
Neuronal survival. What regulates the generation of nerve cells from pluripotent neural stem/progenitor cells?
- Prof. David Wolfson (Mathematics & Statistics)
Statistical analysis in medicine, survival analysis: Estimating how long patients with Alzheimer's disease live, after disease onset
Thursday, September 11, 2008
- Prof. R. Scott Kiss (Experimental Medicine and Royal Victoria Hospital)
Cholesterol, HDL, heart disease
- Prof. Virginie Millien (Redpath Museum)
Mammal, evolution, morphology, climate change, island
- Prof. Brigitte Pientka (Computer Science)
Logical foundations of computer science, theorem proving, foundations of programming languages
- Prof. Gerald Pollack (Biology)
Neurobiology, behaviour, insects, acoustic communication, predator evasion.
- Prof. Tracy Webb (Physics)
The growth of structure in the universe, and galaxies in particular.
- Prof. Isztar Zawadzki (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Cloud physics and radar meteorology
Friday, September 12, 2008
- Prof. Don Baker (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
Volcanic mechanisms, melting rocks, bubbles, diffusion
- Prof. Kalle Gehring (Biochemistry)
Structural biology, biophysics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography.
- Prof. Eyal Goren (Mathematics & Statistics)
Arithmetic algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory
- Prof. Greg Matlashewski (Microbiology & Immunology)
Neglected tropical infectious diseases
- Prof. Nicolas Moitessier (Chemistry)
Medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, computational chemistry, software development
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor [dot] chisholm [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) ]