FEMR - Two Decades of Research: A Symposium in Honour of Hojatollah Vali


Facility for Electron Microscopy Research -

Two Decades of Research:

A Symposium in Honour of Hojatollah Vali


Thursday, May 9, 2019

9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building

McGill University

3640 University Street

Room 1/12

Montreal, QC H3A 0C7



You are cordially invited to attend this mini-symposium in honour of Professor Hojatollah Vali. The symposium is a half-day event featuring keynote speakers in diverse disciplines of astrobiology and structural biology. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. Please RSVP Lina Vuch at <lina.vuch [at] mcgill.ca> on or before, Thursday, May 2, 2019.






9:00 am Continental Breakfast 1st Floor Hallway
9:30 am Welcoming Remarks – Joaquin Ortega, Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology; Director, Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, McGill University 1/12
  Welcoming Address – R. Bruce Lennox, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McGill University 1/12
  The Contributions of Hojatollah Vali to Earth & Planetary Sciences at McGill – Robert Martin, Emeritus Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University 1/12
  Marc Peeters, Vice-President, Sales & Business Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Eindhoven, Netherlands 1/12
10:00 am Earth’s Magnetic Biosphere: From the Archean Origin of Magnetotactic Bacteria to Human Magnetoreception – Joseph Kirschvink, Nico and Marilyn Van Wingen Professor of Geobiology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 1/12
10:45 am Refreshment Break 1st Floor Hallway
11:05 am Reflections on Electron Microscopy at McGill, on the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, and on Hojatollah Vali – Marc D. McKee, Canada Research Chair in Biomineralization, Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine, McGill University 1/12
11:15 am Microtubules and their numerous interaction partners – Andreas Hönger, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 1/12
12:00 pm Lunch 2/21
1:30 pm Unveiling of brick plaque dedicated in honour of Hojatollah Vali, Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, 2nd Floor Hallway – Craig Mandato, Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, McGill University 2nd Floor Hallway
1:45 pm Closing Remarks - Joaquin Ortega 2nd Floor Hallway


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