Eighth edition of Soup and Science, September 2009

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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.

Participating professors

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

See above for webcasts and podcasts.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

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


Victor Chisholm
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor.chisholm [at] mcgill.ca (Email) ]