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November 2019

Paul receives the Rutherford Memorial Medal




September 2019 : Paul is awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics


July 2019 : Paper on adversarial examples and cell recognition is out in PRX !

May 2019 : The McGill Physics and AI conference is a success with 200 attendees !

June 2018 : The phievo paper is out !

May 2018 : Thomas wins an award for his presentation at the RQMP Grande Conference, congratulations !

April 2018: François Bourassa, Myriah Haggard, Juliette Lavoie and Louis Richez join the group for the summer. Welcome !

October 2017 : Another poster prize for Félix and Thomas at BioConnect 2017, congratulations !


September 2017 : Thomas Rademaker is coming back for his phD. Welcome back Thomas !

May 2017 : Jimmy and Félix win poster prize at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada ! Congrats !

May 2017: Paul is awarded the Herzberg medal from Canadian Association of Physicists

December 2016 : The spandrel paper is finally out in Physical biology

September 2016: Félix Proulx-Giraldeau and Laurent Jutras-Dubé join the group for their Master, welcome to both !

June 2016 : Thomas successfully defends his Master, Paul is promoted to associate professorship with tenure.

June 2016 : Positional information from oscillatory phase shifts : insights from in silico evolution out in Physical Biology.

May 2016 : Our latest paper is out in PLOS Genetics "Predicting Ancestral Segmentation Phenotypes from Drosophila to Anopheles Using In Silico Evolution"

January 2016 : Check our review on information processing in immune recognition in J Stat Phys "The Case for Absolute Ligand Discrimination: Modeling Information Processing and Decision by Immune T Cells"

October 2015: Our latest paper is out in Biophysical Journal "Critical timing without timer for embryonic development"

September 2015: Thomas Rademaker joins the group from University of Geneva, welcome Thomas !

June 2015: Paul is awarded one of the three McGill Principal's Prizes for Outstanding Emerging Researchers at science convocation ceremony


May 2015: "Researchers on the rise", article in the McGill reporter

May 2015: Our latest paper is out in Development "Dynamics of the slowing segmentation clock reveal alternating two-segment periodicity" , collaboration with Sharon Amacher

May 2015: Kyle Johnson and Laura Saunders join the group as summer undergraduate research students. Welcome !

January 2015: Our latest paper is out in PNAS early edition "Chemodetection in fluctuating environments: Receptor coupling, buffering, and antagonism"

January 2015: Paul's course at Institut Curie on vertebrate segmentation for physicists is now available online

October 2014:  Paul's talk at the Simons Foundation 2014 MPS meeting is now online


September 2014: Jimmy Hsu and Jeremy Rothschild join the group as M. Sc. students. Welcome to both of them !

August 2014: Jean-Benoît Lalanne and Daniel Tufcea are graduating with a M. Sc in Physics. Congratulations !

August 2014:  Paul is one of the inaugural Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems


Paul François

Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, Room 221
McGill University
3600 rue University
Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 2T8


Tel: +1 514 398 1635 Fax : +1 514 398 8434

Email: paulf at physics dot mcgill dot ca


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