2011-2016 Seminars hosted by the CTG

                   2015 - 2016: Complex Traits Group Seminar Series

EXCELLENCE IN GENETICS AND IMMUNOLOGY
Location: McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg (unless otherwise specified)
Address: 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec
Time: 12:00 (unless otherwise specified)

2016

PDF icon January 18

Fabio Rossi, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics and Co-Director, Biomedical Research Centre
University of British Columbia

"The role of Mesenchymal Progenitors in regeneration and degeneration"

Room #504 | MARTIN Amphitheater

PDF icon February 1

Kelly McNagny, PhD
Professor, Dept. of medical Genetics and Co-Director, Biomedical Research Centre
Co-Scientific Director, The Centre for Drug Research and Development
University of British Columbia

"Regulation of Mucosal Inflammatory Disease by the Microbiome and Innate Lymphoid Cells"

Room #504 | MARTIN Amphitheater

PDF icon February 15

Paige LACY, PhD
Professor and Director, Pulmonary Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

“Mechanisms of protein trafficking in eosinophils: contribution to allergic airway responses.”

Room #521 | MEAKINS Amphitheater

PDF icon March 15

Daniel BARBER, PhD
Earl Stadtman Investigator; Chief, T Lymphocyte Biology Unit, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) / National Institutes of Health (NIH)

"Protective, non-protective and pathogenic CD4 T cell responses in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection"

*TUESDAY | Room #501 | KARP Amphitheater

PDF icon May 2

Alberto MARTIN, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies,
University of Toronto

“The gut microbiome and the etiology of Colon Cancer”

Room #504 | MARTIN Amphitheater

PDF icon June 21

Emmanuelle CHARPENTIER, PhD
Director, Department of Regulation in Infection Biology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany

"The revolution of CRISPR-Cas genome engineering: lessons learned from bacteria"

*TUESDAY | Room #522 | PALMER Amphitheater

2015

PDF icon July 27

 

Rachel A. GOTTSCHALK, PhD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Laboratory of Systems Biology

 

"Contextual Control of TLR-induced Responses by Divergent Signaling Thresholds"

Room #501 | KARP Amphitheater

PDF icon AUGUST 19

Pawan MALHOTRA, PhD
Senior Scientist and Head Malaria Group
ICGEB, New Delhi
(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology)

Asif MOHMMED, PhD 
Staff Research Scientist, Malaria Group
ICGEB, New Delhi
(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology)

"Plasmodium Novel Extracellular Secretory Antigens and their Roles in Albumin Uptake, Thermal Tolerance and Immune Evasion"

 

"Understanding Biology of Cell Organelles in Malaria Parasite and Development of New Anti-malarials"

Room #501 | KARP Amphitheater

PDF icon November 2

Aleixo MUISE, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Co-Director SickKids IBD Centre
Clinician-Scientist, Research Institute Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, IMS and Biochemistry, University of Toronto

"Genetic and Functional Studies in Very Early Onset IBD (VEOIBD): Precision Medicine in IBD"

Room #504 | MARTIN Amphitheater

PDF icon November 18

Troy BALDWIN, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta

"Respect Thy Self: Maintaining self-tolerance during thymocyte selection"

Room #1034 | McIntyre Building

PDF icon December 9

Greg MATLASHEWSKI, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

"Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis through Implementation Research"

Room #504 | MARTIN Amphitheater

Workshop Series: Inflammation at Barrier Surfaces: From Bench to Bedside

 

 

4:00 - 5:30 PM
WORKSHOPS
: McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
(3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler)

5:30 - 7:00 PM
WINE AND CHEESE MIXER
: Atrium, Bellini Pavilion, Life Sciences Building
(3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler)

2014

October 22

Lee A. Denson, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Director, Schubert-Martin Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
 "The Core Ileal Transcriptome and Associated Microbial Community in Pediatric Crohn Disease"
Michael G. Surette, PhD
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research. Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
"Adding some culture to microbiome research and the microbiota as therapy in ulcerative colitis"

Martin Amphitheatre | Room #504

2015

PDF icon February 11

 

Ronald Germain
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Chief, Laboratory of Systems Biology (LSB) , Chief, Lymphocyte Biology Section, LSB , Associate Director, Trans-NIH Center for Human Immunology (CHI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / NIH

“Imaging Immunity: Creating a Spatiotemporal Picture of Inflammation and Host Defense”

Tommy Nilsson
Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Director of the Proteomics and Systems Medicine Program at the Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre, Director of Proteomics, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre

“Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Chronic Inflammation”

Palmer Amphitheatre | Room #522

PDF icon March 2

Michel Georges

Professor in Genetics and Genomics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium.  Director of the Unit of Genetics of the GIGA RI (Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Génoprotéomique Appliquée)

“Identifying causative genes in GWAS-defined IBD risk loci using eQTL information and the burden test”

John Rioux
Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal & Montreal Heart Institute.  Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

"Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis: Is there life beyond GWAS?"

Palmer Amphitheatre | Room #522

PDF icon April 22



 

R. Balfour Sartor
Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology Director, Multidisciplinary Center for IBD Research & Treatment
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Microbiome in IBD: Insights into pathogenesis and target for improved therapy.”

Ernest Seidman
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Canada Research Chair in Immune Mediated Gastrointestinal Disorders / Bruce Kaufman Endowed Chair in IBD at McGill,
Digestivelab, Research Institute of MUHC, MGH Campus
"Potential Roles of Vitamin D in Crohn Disease: From Pathogenesis to Treatment and Prevention"

Martin Amphitheatre | Room #504

PDF icon May 13

Thaddeus Stappenbeck
Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology Washington University in St-Louis, School of Medicine
"Host and microbial mechanisms of intestinal repair"
Paul Kubes
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Director, Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
"Imaging immunity in sterile injury and repair"

Martin Amphitheatre | Room #504 

PDF icon June 22

Ramnik Xavier
Chief, Gastrointestinal Unit, Director, Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Principal Investigator, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

“Genetics and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease”

Dan Huh
Wilf Family Term Chair & Assistant Professor Principal Investigator, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

"Microengineered Physiological Biomimicry:
Human Organ-on-Chips"

PALMER Amphitheatre | Room #522

2015: Complex Traits Group Seminar Series

 

EXCELLENCE IN GENETICS AND IMMUNOLOGY
Location: McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg (unless otherwise specified)
Address: 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec
Time: 12:00 (unless otherwise specified)

2015

PDF icon January 28


Room #521

Guillaume BOURQUE, PhD
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University and Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center

 “Landscape and evolution of transcription regulation in the human genome”

PDF icon February 23


Room #521

Donald VINH, M.D.
Director, Infectious Disease Susceptibility Program, Assistant Professor, FRQS Clinician-Investigator,
Dept of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases; Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology)
Dept of Medical Microbiology; Dept of Human Genetics, McGill University Health Centre

 

“From Mendel to Mycology: Human Genetic Susceptibility to Fungal Infections”

PDF icon April 1

Room #504
 

Sylvie LESAGE, PhD
Associate Research Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

“Immunogenetics of NK cell differentiation”

PDF icon April 13


Room #504

Andreas DIEFENBACH, PhD
Professor and Chair, Research Centre of Immunology and Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene. University of Mainz Medical Centre, Mainz, Germany

“Transcriptional control of innate lymphoid cell fate decisions”

PDF icon April 29


Room #504

Sid HUANG, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University. Full Member of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), holds a Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics

"Using functional genetics to guide targeted cancer therapy"

PDF icon April 30

Room #N2/2
2PM

Yasmina LAOUAR, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Michigan, School of Medicine.

"'Lessons from CD11cdnR mice: a mouse model with TGFβ-resistant innate cell compartment"

PDF icon May 11

Room #1034
4PM

 

Yukihide Momozawa, DVM, PhD
Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, RIKEN, Japan / GIGA-R & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium

“Search for causative genes in inflammatory bowel disease”

 

2013 - 2014: Complex Traits Group Seminar Series

 

EXCELLENCE IN GENETICS AND IMMUNOLOGY
Location: McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg (unless otherwise specified)
Address: 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec
Time: 12:00 (unless otherwise specified)

2013

October 28
Room #521
Sara CHERRY, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
"Using genetic approaches to study antiviral immunity"
November 11
Room #521

Richard FLAVELL, PhD, FRS
Yale University, School of Medicine

"Inflammasomes in Dysbiosis, Health and Disease"

2014

February 24
Room #521

Jayne DANSKA, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

"Ménage à trois: genes, sex, and microbes in autoimmunity"

March 5
Room #504

Herbert W. VIRGIN, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
“Virus interactions with host genes - The
virome as a player in mammalian physiology and disease”
March 31
Room #504
Bruno LEMAITRE, PhD
École Polytechnique de Lausanne
 “The Drosophila gut: innate immunity
    in epithelia”  
April 16
Room #504
Sylvain MOINEAU, PhD
Université Laval
"CRISPR-Cas systems: from humble beginnings to today’s headlines"
May 28
Room #1034
McIntyre Bldg.

Julie PFEIFFER, PhD
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

"How gut microbes enhance enteric virus infection"
June 4
Room #504
Marco COLONNA, M.D., PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

"Innate Lymphoid Cells in Mucosal Immunity"

July 25
Room #501
11:00 AM

Anavaj Sakuntabhai, PhD
Institut Pasteur, Paris
Hosted by Mark Lathrop

“Dengue research Framework for Resisting Epidemics in Europe (DENFREE)”

August 25
Room #501

Claudia WASKOW, PhD
DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD)

"Cell-intrinsic predetermination of clonal expansion capacity in hematopoietic stem cells"

 

2012 - 2013: Complex Traits Group Seminar Series

 

EXCELLENCE IN GENETICS AND IMMUNOLOGY
Location: McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg, Meakins Ampitheatre, Rm 521
Address: 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec
Time: 12:00 (unless otherwise specified)

2012

Sept. 17, 2012

KATE Fitzgerald, PhD
UMASS Medical School

"Recognition and Signaling in the Innate Immune System"

Oct. 15, 2012

NADA JABADO, MD, PhD
McGill University

"Epigenetic Drivers in Human Gliomas: A Tale of a Histone 3 Tail"

*Postponed to 2013
Oct. 29, 2012

John D. MACMICKING, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

"IFN-inducible Host Resistance Programs in Cell-Autonomous Immunity"
*Due to the situation with Hurricane Sandy, this seminar has been postponed to April 29, 2013

Nov. 16, 2012

JOST ENNINGA, PhD 
(Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

“Targeting endomembrane integrity during bacterial infection and the formation of immune responses”
Room 519 / 9:00AM

Nov. 16, 2012

 

Bruce A. BEUTLER, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Forward Genetics in the Analysis of Immunity"
Palmer Amphitheatre (Room 522) / 3:00PM

Nov. 26, 2012

BRENT RICHARDS, PhD
McGill University

"Can Genomics Inform Drug Development?" 
Stewart Building, Room N2/2
 

Dec. 10, 2012

LUIS BARREIRO, PhD
Université de Montréal

 "Deciphering the genetic and epigenetic factors controlling inter-individual variation in immune responses to bacterial infections"
Palmer Amphitheatre (Room 522)

2013

February 4

DAVID ARTIS, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

"Immune Regulation at Barrier Surfaces"

February 18

CIRIACO A. PICCIRILLO, PhD
McGill University

"Functional plasticity of Foxp3+ regulatory function in mice and humans"

February 22 10:30AM

DENYS KHAPERSKYY, PhD
Dalhousie University

“Modulation of host stress response pathways by influenza A virus”
Conference Room 501

March 4

PHILIP AWADALLA, PhD
Université de Montréal

“Systems Genomics Approaches to Interrogate the Genetic and Environmental Control of Disease”
Conference Room 501

March 18

Brett FINLAY, OC, OBC, FRSC, FCAHS

University of British Columbia

"The role of the microbiota in enteric and allergic diseases"

April 15

12:05PM

CHRISTIAN JOBIN, PhD
University of North Carolina

"Colorectal cancer:  Mining the microbiota for answer?"

April 29

John D. MACMICKING, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

"IFN-inducible Host Resistance Programs in Cell-Autonomous Immunity" 

May 13

RICHARD BLUMBERG, MD
Harvard Medical School

“The unfolded protein response and intestinal inflammation” 
Co-hosted with the Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504)

May 30

JUDITH MANDL, PhD
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

“Sensing self and the dynamic life of T cells”

June 10
*Cancelled

ANDREA COOPER, PhD
Trudeau institute

“Delving into the mechanism of cellular resistance to tuberculosis using the mouse model”
Stewart Building, Room N2/2

 

 

 

2011 - 2012: Complex Traits Group Seminar Series

 

EXCELLENCE IN GENETICS AND IMMUNOLOGY
Location: McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg, Meakins Ampitheatre, Rm 521
Address: 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Québec
Time: 12:00 (unless otherwise specified)

2011

DATE

 SPEAKER

 TITLE OF TALK

Oct. 17, 2011

JOHN BRUMELL, PhD
University of Toronto

“Interactions of salmonella and listeria with the autophagy system of host cells”

Oct. 31, 2011

KAREN GUILLEMIN, PhD
University of Oregon

“Molecular dialogues with the microbiota in the zebrafish intestine”

Nov. 14, 2011

DENISE MONACK, PhD
Stanford University

"Detection of Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens by Inflammasone NLRs"

Dec. 12, 2011

JONATHAN C. KAGAN, PhD
Harvard Medical School

"Cell Biological Aspects of Toll-like Receptor Signaling"

2012

Jan. 9, 2012

RONALD N. GERMAIN, PhD
National Institutes of Allergy and infectious Diseases- NIH 

"Combining Intravital Imaging and Systems Biology to Better Understand Immune Function and Host-Pathogen Interactions"

Jan. 23, 2012

JOHN D. RIOUX, PhD
Université de Montréal / Montréal Heart Institute

"Identifying the key biological pathways that lead to IBD and other chronic inflammatory diseases in humans"

Mar. 19, 2012

LUIS BARREIRO, PhD
Université de Montréal

"Characterizing the genetic basis of inter-individual variation in immune responses to bacterial infection"

Apr. 16, 2012

LISA M. COUSSENS, PhD
University of California
San Francisco

"Reprogramming Immune Microenvironments in Solid Tumors to Enhance Therapy"

May 2, 2012

PEGGY JUST, PhD
eBioscience Inc., San Diego

“Getting inside the cell using flow cytometry” 

May 28, 2012

SERGIO GRINSTEIN, PhD
SickKids Hospital, Toronto

"Tracking single receptors and lipids during phagocytosis"