2017 - 2018 MRCCT Seminars


     McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits SEMINAR SERIES

An Initiative to Cure Infectious and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

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

We thank our generous sponsors!


PDF icon Wednesday, September 6

Jerome Waldispuhl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
McGill University

“Analysis and Synthesis of RNA Structures: Genesis of a computational platform to manipulate the RNA code”

Karp Amphitheater | ROOM #501

PDF icon Wednesday, November 1

Selena Sagan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology (Associate Member, Dept. of Biochemistry), CRC Tier II in RNA Biology and Infections. McGill University

"Host and Viral Determinants of Viral RNA accumulation: From Hepatitis C Virus to Zika virus”

Karp Amphitheater | Room #501

PDF icon Monday, November 6

Sachdev Sidhu, PhD.
Co-hosts: MRCCT & GCRC              
Professor, The Donnelly Centre, Banting & Best Department of Medical Research, Department of Molecular Genetics. University of Toronto

"From Antibodies to Synthetic Proteins”

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #208-9


PDF icon Monday, January 22


Guillaume Lettre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute
and l'Université de Montréal

“When complex meets simple: genetic studies of sickle cell disease”

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #1034

PDF icon Monday, February 5


J.C. Zúñiga-Pflücker, Ph.D    
Professor & Chair, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Biological Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute

"Fixing to regenerate T cells or how to make new and unexpected T cells"

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #504

Postponed to 2018-2019


Michael Sixt, Ph.D. 
Tenured Professor, Institute of Science and Technology
Austria (IST Austria)



Note: Postponed to 2018-2019

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #521

PDF icon Wednesday, March 28


David Brooks, Ph.D. 
Co-hosts: MRCCT & GCRC  
Scotiabank Research Chair in Inflammation,
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
University of Toronto

“Inflammation and immunosuppression: unifying mechanisms of disease in chronic virus infections and cancer”

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #521

PDF icon Wednesday, April 4


Pamela Ohashi, PhD, FRSC    
Co-hosts: MRCCT & GCRC 

Director, Tumor Immunotherapy Program, Princess Margaret Cancer CentreCo-Director, Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Senior Scientist, Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Immunology, University of Toronto

“Insights in Immune Regulation from the Tumor Microenvironment”

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #504

PDF icon Wednesday, April 11


Susan Schwab, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University School of Medicine



"Secrets and lyase: New roles of S1P in the immune system"

McIntyre Bldg. | Room #521

PDF icon Thursday, May 24


Sergei Kotenko, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Center for Immunity and Inflammation, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



“Functions of interferons at mucosal barriers”

Goodman Cancer Research Centre | Room #501 - Karp Amphitheater

June 11

“2nd Montreal Symposium on the Immunogenetics of Infectious and Inflammatory diseases: Building bridges between medical and fundamental research”   

Hôtel ALT Montréal / Griffintown
Rose-Fuchsia Creative Lounge
7th floor
120 Peel Street
Montréal, Québec H3C 0L8

Postponed to 2018-2019


Chiara Romagnani, PhD
Innate Immunity, Group Leader,
Deutsches Rheuma Forschungszentrum (DRFZ), Berlin

Note: Postponed to 2018-2019

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