Soup and Science is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear some of our coolest professors give short presentations about their research. Then as you mingle over lunch, you will be able to find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.
The Fall 2009 edition of Soup and Science took place September 14-18, 2009, 11:30 AM each day, in the Redpath Museum.
The presentations from Tuesday, September 15, 2009, are now available as webcasts and podcasts. Both audio and video versions are available.
This is a preliminary schedule, subject to change, and other presenters may be added. Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.
Monday, September 14, 2009
- Prof. Malcolm Baines (Microbiology & Immunology)
Immunology of reproduction, cancer immunology, innate resistance
- Prof. Maurice Chacron (Physiology)
Neuromodulators, burst firing, weakly electric fish, neural coding.
- Prof. James Ford (Geography)
Climate change vulnerability & adaptation in the Arctic
- Prof. Michael Hilke (Physics)
Ressearch in quantum nano electronics
- Prof. Doina Precup (Computer Science)
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
See above for webcasts and podcasts.
- Prof. Amy Blum (Chemistry)
Nanotechnology, self-assembly, nanoparticles, hybrid materials
- Prof. James Coulton (Microbiology & Immunology)
Biology of membrane proteins
- Prof. Brian Leung (Biology + School of Environment)
Biological invasions, risk analysis, predictive modeling.
- Prof. Guy Moore (Physics)
Many-body theory for heavy ion collisions and the very early universe
- Prof. Seok-Woo Son (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences )
Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics, Climate Change
- Prof. Simon Tran (Dentistry)
Salivary gland; craniofacial tissue engineering; stem cells; regenerative medicine
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
- Prof. Eric Galbraith (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
Paleoclimate, biogeochemistry, modeling
- Prof. Barbara Hales (Pharmacology and Therapeutics )
The other side of drug action: how teratogens cause birth defects
- Prof. Kris Onishi (Psychology)
Language and cognitive development in infancy
- Prof. John Presley (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Transport and sorting of proteins in the secretory pathway, role of coat proteins in sorting from the Golgi apparatus.
- Prof. Bruce Shepherd (Mathematics & Statistics)
Algorithms, combinatorial optimization.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
- Prof. Jim Gleason (Chemistry)
Organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, drug design
- Prof. Marc McKee (Dentistry + Anatomy & Cell Biology)
Biomineralization, bones, teeth, pathologic calcification
- Prof. Caroline Palmer (Psychology)
Motor control, memory, sequence production, music, speech, motion capture, eeg
- Prof. Alvin Shrier (Physiology)
Ion channels, cardiac dynamics and sudden death
- Prof. Jaswinder Singh (Plant Science)
Molecular plant breeding, genomics, functional genomics, biotechnology
Friday, September 18, 2009
- Prof. Paul Clarke (Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Drug addiction, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamine, dopamine, rat ultrasonic communication
- Prof. Raj Duggavathi (Animal Science)
Nuclear receptor and Metabolic regulation of the ovary and female reproductive health
- Prof. Alexei Miasnikov (Mathematics & Statistics)
Group theory; algorithmic and model theoretic algebra; computational complexity; experimental mathematics; cryptography
- Prof. Tommy Nilsson (Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Faculty of Medicine)
Proteomics, systems medicine, endocrinology, metabolism
- Prof. Nancy Ross (Geography)
Social determinants of health, health inequalities, urban health, obesity
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor [dot] chisholm [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) ]