In collaboration with the Department of Bioengineering, we host seminar presentations at which Canadian and international experts are given the opportunity to present their cutting-edge research. Requests to present a seminar should be directed to our seminar coordinator.

Seminars are usually held from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Friday  in Duff Medical Building and in MacDonald Engineering Building alternatively. Due to construction, seminars are temporarily held in Wong Building. Please click on the poster links for more information.

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Jun 14, 2019

Bhushan J. Toley


Indian Institute of Science


Paper-based microfluidic devices for point-of-care tuberculosis diagnosis and sputum specimen storage

Duff 333

Winter 2019

Jan 11, 2019

David Mooney


Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Building immunity with biomaterials

WONG 1030

Jan 18, 2019

Alexis Reymbaut

Université de Sherbrooke

Pushing diffusion MRI beyond its last 30 years

WONG 1030

Jan 25, 2019

Fabio Cicoira

Ecole Polytechnique

Flexible, stretchable and healable electronics

WONG 1030

Feb 1, 2019

Kaitlyn Sadtler

(BME recruitment candidate)


Harnessing the immune system in regenerative medicine

Duff Amphitheatre

Feb 8, 2019

Shana Kelley

University of Toronto

Profiling cells inside and out using nanostructured materials

WONG 1030

Feb 15, 2019

Reza Farivar

McGill University

Two for One Talk Deal!


WONG 1030

Feb 22, 2019

Nathan Luedtke

McGill University

Advanced imaging to illuminate drug metabolism in vivo

WONG 1030

Feb 28, 2019

Hua Wang

(BME recruitment candidate)

Harvard University

Metabolic cell labeling for cancer targeting and immunoengineering

Duff 507-509

Mar 1, 2019

Dominic Frigon

McGill University

Improving sustainability of wastewater treatment with psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge: holy grail quest or pipe dream?

WONG 1030

Mar 8, 2019


Mar 15, 2019

Christine Tardif &

Sebastian Washmann-Hogiu

McGill University

Multi-modal MRI of cerebral myelin

Can exosomes be used as biomarkers of disease?

WONG 1030

Mar 22, 2019

Daniel Charlebois


Stony Brook University

Gene networks and drug resistance: breakthroughs using novel model systems

Duff Amphitheatre


Duff 507-509

Mar 29, 2019

Danilo Bzdok

(BME recruitment candidate)

RWTH Aachen University

Towards machine learning predictions in big biomedical data

Duff Amphitheatre

Apr 4, 2019

Peter Koo

(BME recruitment candidate)

Harvard University

Interpretable deep learning for biological sequence analysis


Duff 507-509

April 5, 2019

George Truskey

Duke University

Human vascular microphysiological systems for disease modeling

WONG 1030

Apr 11, 2019

Jeremie Lefebvre (BME recruitment candidate)

University Health Network, University of Toronto


How to talk to neurons: engaging neural circuits, systems and rhythms using brain stimulation



April 12, 2019

Corinne Hoesli

McGill University

Engineering encapsulation devices for diabetes cellular therapy

MD 267

Fall 2018

Sept 7, 2018

Matthew J. Harrington

Department of Chemistry, McGill University

Fabrication and function of biopolymeric materials

WONG 1030

Sept 14, 2018

Yasser Iturria-Medina


Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, MNI

System engineering approaches for clarifying multifactorial brain mechanisms and controlling disease progression

WONG 1030

Sept 21, 2018

Emily Porter


National University of Ireland Galway


Electromagnetic medical technologies and the dielectric properties of tissues

WONG 1030

Sept 28, 2018

Qiyin Fang

Department of Engineering Physics and School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University

Fast and Fluorescent Multiplexing Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging for High Content Screening Applications

WONG 1030

Oct 5, 2018

Marco Amabili

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Mechanics and dynamics of human descending aorta and woven Dacron aortic grafts: models and experiments

WONG 1030

Oct 12, 2018

Arnold Hayer

Department of Biology,

McGill University

Exploring mechanisms controlling collective endothelial cell migration

WONG 1030

Oct 19, 2018

Clara Santato

Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal

Towards green electronics

WONG 1030

Oct 26, 2018

Zachary Smith

University of Science and Technology, China

Optics-based point of care diagnostics for low-resource settings

WONG 1030

Nov 2, 2018

Donald Gerson

PnuVax, Inc.

Large scale manufacturing vaccines and biopharmaceuticals

WONG 1030

Nov 9, 2018

Jackie Vogel

Department of Biology, McGill University

Born that way: The role of initial state in the formation, stability and function of the mitotic spindle

WONG 1030

Nov 16, 2018

10am -3pm


MD 267

Nov 23, 2018

Daniel Farkas

Photonics Signatures

Multimode biomedical optical imaging for the clinic – that’s how the light gets in

WONG 1030

Nov 30, 2018

Jeffrey Hubbell


Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

Turning immunity on and off

WONG 1030

Seminar Locations


Duff 333

MD 267

Duff Medical Sciences Bldg
3775 Rue University, Room 333
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
Macdonald Engineering Bldg
817 Sherbrooke St. W., Room 267
Montreal, QC H3A 0C3