MRCCT SYMPOSIUM

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Monday, November 28, 2016

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Arrival & Registration for all members

Coat check
Coffee will be provided

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM

Welcome to the symposium!

Opening remarks:  Welcome from New Centre
Director, Dr. Silvia Vidal

Session I - Mechanisms of inflammatory disorders: Mouse Models

9:10 AM to 10:10 AM      /      Chair: Dr Sidong Huang, Dept. of Biochemistry, McGill University

9:10 – 9:40
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Jörg Fritz
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

“Roles of Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in Health and Disease“

9:40 - 10:10
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Maya Saleh
Department of Medicine,
McGill University

“Inflammasome control of inflammatory diseases and cancer“

10:10 AM to 10:45 AM

Coffee Break*

Session II - Mechanisms of Infectious and inflammatory disorders: Human Models

10:45 AM to 12:30 PM      /      Chair: Dr Salman Qureshi, McGill University Health Center

10:45 - 11:15
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Luis Barreiro
Université de Montréal

"Genetic and epigenetic regulation of immune responses to infection"

11:15 - 11:45
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Donald Vinh
Department of Medicine, MUHC

"Human Genetic Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases: When the Rubber of Immunology Hits the Road of Life"

11:45 - 12:15
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Kevin Kain
SAR Laboratories, Rotman Centre for Global Health, ON

“Preventing death and disability from Life-threatening infections”

12:15 - 12:30
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Amit Bar-Or
Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)

"Antibody-independent roles of B cells in autoimmune regulation and infection control"

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

LUNCH break &
Poster Session

Lunch Provided*

Session III - Genetic determinants of neuroinflammation and malignancy

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM      /      Chair: Dr Sylvie Lesage, Centre de recherché Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

2:15 - 2:30
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Stephen Sawcer
Cambridge University, UK

"MS genetics: Pitfalls and Prospects"

2:30 - 3:00
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Nada Jabado
Department of Medicine, MUHC

“Oncohistones: a tale of histone tail”

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Coffee Break* & Poster Session

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

MRCCT: Opening of the new Centre

Dr. Philippe Gros (Co-Director, MRCCT)
Dr. Rose Goldstein (VP Research & International Relations)
Dr. David Eidelman (Vice-Principal & Dean, Faculty of Medicine)

Session IV – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM      /      Chair: Dr Samantha Gruenheid, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, McGill U.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Marco Prinz   
Director of the Institute of Neuropathology
University Medical Center

Freiburg, Germany

 

5:00 PM to 5:05 PM

Closing Remarks

5 à 7

Poster Session

WINE & CHEESE mixer*

Panel of Judges | Poster Session

Note: * all meals will be held in the Ballroom
 


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

8:30 AM to 9 AM

Arrival

Coat check
Coffee will be provided

Session I - New Technologies

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM

Chair: Caitlin Schneider (Mandl lab)

9:00 – 9:15
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Judith Mandl
Department of Physiology, McGill University

"Visualizing the spatio-temporal dynamics of T cells in homeostasis and immunodeficiency"

9:15 - 9:30
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Jerry Pelletier
Department of Biochemistry, McGill University

“Drug-Target Validation using CRISPR/Cas9”

9:30 - 9:40
10 mins

Christopher Kenny
Eve Technologies

“Immune Biomarker Array To Enable Precision Medicine”

Session II - Computational Medicine

9:40 AM to 10:20 AM 

  Chair: David Langlais (Gros lab)

9:40-9:55
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Mathieu Blanchette
School of Computer Sciences

"Know thy Ancestors to Know Thyself: Improving our understanding of the human genome using paleogenomics"

9:55-10:10
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Guillaume Bourque
McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center (MUGQIC)

“Epigenomic resources to better understand human non-coding DNA”

10:10-10:20
10 mins

Michael G. Smith
Executive Sales Specialist, NorthEast, Sequencing & Data Analysis, Illumina Inc.

“Analyzing the Microbiome using BaseSpace Sequence Hub”

10:20 AM to 10:50 AM

Coffee Break*

Session III – Stem Cells

10:50 AM to 11:15 AM   

Chair: Barbara Mindt (Fritz lab)

10:50-11:05
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Ana Nijnik
Department of Physiology, McGill University

"Hematopoietic stem cells: transcriptional regulation and genomic stability"

11:05-11:15
10 mins
 

Dr. Roger Bossé
Sr. Market Segment Leader, Perkin Elmer

“Enabling approaches to characterize infectious and inflammatory disease processes.”

Session IV – Infection

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM 

Chair: Todd Douglas (Saleh lab)

11:15 - 11:30
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Erwin Schurr
Department of Medicine, Human Genetics

“Leprosy as human model for inflammatory disease susceptibility”

11:30 - 11:45
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Martin Olivier
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, McGill 

"Vector-Transmitted Pathogen Exosomes: Impact on Innate Immune Response and Infection."

Session V – Inflammatory Diseases

11:45 - 12:15  

Chair: Mathieu Mancini (Vidal Lab)

11:45 - 12:00
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Ciro Piccirillo
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

“Development and functional dynamics of immunoregulatory mechanisms in human health and disease”

12:00 - 12:15
10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Jack Antel
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

“Dynamic properties of human microglia”

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

LUNCH Break

Lunch provided *

Session VI – KEYNOTE SPEAKER

1:15 PM to 1:45 PM

1:15 - 1:45
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Jayne Danska   
University of Toronto – Hospital for Sick Children 

“The complex causes of autoimmunity:  genes, sex and microbes”

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Round Table (CLOSED)
Scientific Board Members (SAB) and Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. Moderators: Drs Vidal & Gros

Student Session
1 slide – 3 mins | 1 person per lab
*Awards for best presentations
Moderator: Mathieu Mancini

Award Ceremony: Posters

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Posters Winners

Award Ceremony

Certificates Awarded – Prizes

4:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Closing remarks

Director, Dr. Silvia Vidal & Co-Director, Dr. Philippe Gros

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Mixer

Thomson House
3650 Rue McTavish
Montréal, QC
H3A 1Y2

Note: * all meals will be held in the Ballroom


CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

- Silvia Vidal, Prof. Dept. Human Genetics;
- Samantha Gruenheid, Prof, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
- Danielle Malo, Prof. Dept. Human Genetics;
- Philippe Gros, Prof, Dept. of Biochemistry;
- Maya Saleh, Prof, Dept. of Medicine;
- Jörg Fritz, Prof, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
- Ana Nijnik, Prof, Dept. of Physiology;
- Judith Mandl, Prof, Dept. of Physiology;
- Erwin Schurr, Prof, Dept. Human Genetics and Medicine;
- Barbara Mindt, Ph.D. student, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology;
- David Langlais, PDF, Dept. of Biochemistry;
- Catlin Schneider, PDF, Dept. of Physiology;
- Mathieu Mancini, Ph.D. student, Dept. of Human Genetics;
- Todd Douglas, Ph.D. student, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology;
- Marianne Provost, Senior Adm. Coordinator, Dept. of Biochemistry


CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

- Dr. James Martin, Medicine, MUHC
- Dr. Ines Colmegna, Medicine, MUHC
- Dr. Donald Vinh, Medicine, MUHC