Symposium on Environmental Friendly Research Practices at McGill

Event

McIntyre Medical Building 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

“An exciting way to engage and to incentivize and sensitize investigators to an innovative and more sustainable way of doing research.”

Come and learn new approaches to lowering our carbon footprints. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

The event will feature a an impressive list of speakers, as well a number of booths/tables showcasing green products/green methods for doing research. The results of a survey on the use of cold storage for biomedical samples and information regarding the use/advantages of energy efficient freezers/refrigerators, will also be presented.

Speakers include:

  • Sebastien Di Cesare, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory

    Safe and Effective Nucleic Acid Storage at Room Temperature
  • Steve Arsenault, Director of Operations, Génome Québec and Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional de Chicoutimi Biobank (GQ-CAURC Biobank)

    Implementing a state-of-the-art biorepository: The Genome Quebec-Chicoutimi Hospital experience
  • Michael Budiman, Field Application Scientist, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

    Whatman FTA - More than just paper-based DNA archiving
  • Neil Winegarden, Head of Operations, University Health Network (UHN) Microarray Centre

    Beating the couriers at their own game: Using RNAStable to ship samples at ambient temperatures
  • Michael Tomkalski, Storage Specialist - Sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Vision Tracker software/storage system: How to organize and track your samples with ease
  • Frank Guarneri, Sales Representative (Laboratory & Safety), Fisher Scientific  / Joe Giannini, Regional Manager, Fisher Scientific

    Enabling Success through Sustainability

For more information:

Contact: greenbiobanking.med [at] mcgill.ca