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2021-09-07 Parasitology Seminar Series

Welcome to our Parasitology Seminar Series! 

Our first seminar will be on Friday, September 10th, starting at 11:30 am. Due to the requirement that all students wear masks in the classroom (even if presenting their seminar), we have decided to keep the seminars on Zoom for the Fall Semester.  

The Zoom link is below.  You can add this to your calendar.

Topic: Parasitology Seminar
Time: Sep 10, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Fri, until Dec 10, 2021, 14 occurrence(s)

Sep 17, 2021 11:30 AM

Marilyn Scott, Parasitology, McGill - Use of Urkund/Original Text Matching Software

Petra Rohrbach, Parasitology, McGill - Tips to Stay Mentally and Emotionally Fit

Sep 24, 2021 11:30 AM

Alisa Rod, McGill - Introduction to Research Data Management

Oct 1, 2021 11:30 AM

Cédric Yansouni, Associate Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases, McGill - Syphilis in the Arctic & Echinococcus in Quebec

Oct 8, 2021 11:30 AM

Sohini Kumar PhD Student, Vicki Muise, Parasitology, McGill - Maintaining Data Books

Oct 15, 2021 11:30 AM NO SEMINAR THIS DATE
Oct 22, 2021 11:30 AM
Oct 29, 2021 11:30 AM
Nov 5, 2021 11:30 AM
Nov 12, 2021 11:30 AM
Nov 19, 2021 11:30 AM
Nov 26, 2021 11:30 AM
Dec 3, 2021 11:30 AM
Dec 10, 2021 11:30 AM
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2020-12-08 Prof Jeff Xia - Highly Cited Researchers list 2020

Professor Jeff Xia is one of thirteen McGill Researchers named to the Highly Cited Researchers list for 2020. You can find his publication record here Publons. Prof Xia was also recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

2020-10-01 Prof Robin Beech appointed as Dean of Students

Professor Robin Beech has been appointed as Dean of Students for a 5-year term starting November 1, 2020. Professor Beech is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Parasitology and has been a strong advocate for students throughout his tenure of some 27 years at McGill. He has just completed a 5-year term as Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. His research focuses on the evolution of neurotransmitter receptors in nematodes, particularly as targets for drugs that control parasitic infection. He has published 77 articles in leading, peer reviewed journals and been involved with large scale efforts to sequence and annotate the genomes of more than 100 different helminth parasites. He is currently co-editor in chief of the journal Experimental Parasitology.

2020-06-29 Prof Reza Salavati: New Director for the Institute

Professor Reza Salavati has been appointed Director of the Institute of Parasitology for a 5-year term starting July 1, 2020. Professor Salavati is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Parasitology and an Associate Member of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University. His research programs focus on the biology of the protozoan parasites of global importance and drug discovery. He has developed computational and experimental methods to determine the functions of poorly annotated parasite genomes to target unique pathways for drug discovery. He has authored 66 publications in leading journals. Dr. Salavati has served as the Director of the Biotechnology Program and the Graduate Programs at the Institute, an expert reviewer for national and international funding agencies, and as an Associate Editor for the journals PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and Scientific Reports.

The Institute of Parasitology is one of the oldest recognized centres of interdisciplinary research in Canada. We focus on parasitic organisms, the relationship with their host and the means to limit the impact of parasitic disease on health and wellbeing.

The Institute maintains a close working relationship with the McGill Centre for Tropical Diseases, the Faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Medicine, and Science of McGill University. 

We host an active Graduate Research program with students from Canada and around the world at the MSc and PhD level. An MSc degree typically can be completed in 2 years and a PhD in 5 years. Students wishing to apply for a graduate student position should review the information on our programs and the application procedures here.

Visit the different sections of the website to find information on our Research Labs, Graduate Application procedures, our weekly Seminar Series, our Research Facilities and Equipment and more ...

Contact Information:

Institute of Parasitology
Macdonald Campus, McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste Anne de Bellevue, H9X 3V9

Tel: (514) 398-7722  |  Fax: (514) 398-7857

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