Winter 2022

Seminar Series, Winter 2022

Zoom Link, Friday 11:35 am
Macdonald Campus, McGill University

January 7

Fernando Alvarez, PDF, Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University
Understanding protective immune responses during infections: the role of tissue-derived alarmins on the inflammatory adaptation of regulatory T cells

January 14

Emily Jenkins, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan 
Toxoplasma: from land to sea and back again?

January 21

Keith Matthews, Institute for Immunology and Infection Research, University of Edinburgh
Cell type differentiation and quorum sensing in African trypanosomes 

January 28

Samira A. Rahimi, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Use of AI during and beyond COVID-19 pandemic

February 4

Ana (Gaby) Madrigal, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - Helminth Infection Modulation of AIA: Does an intestinal helminth affect joint acute inflammation
Tony Isebe, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - The telomeric expression site complex (TESC) control of VSG gene expression in trypanosomes

February 11

Meghan Davis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
One Health approaches to microbial threats: from households to hospitals

February 18

Zhiqiang Pang, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - LC-MS-based Metabolomics Data Processing and Meta-analysis of Large-scale COVID-19 Datasets
Priyal PriyalInstitute of Parasitology
PARA 606 Seminar - Elucidation of Dirofilaria immitis microfilarial development and its regulation using an in vitro model

February 25

Mostafa Zamanian, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Leveraging advanced transcriptomics and heterologous systems for for anthelmintic discovery

March 4

Cody Handy-Hart, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - Tuning in on a New (Ion) Channel: Exploring the evolution of ion channels in nematodes
Moti Sobat, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - Transcriptome-wide determination of Trypanosoma brucei RNA structures via Nanopore Long reads

March 11

Tosin Opadokum, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - Characterization of extracellular vesicles from RBCs infected with asexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum
Tanisha Shiri, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 710 Seminar - Isotope labeling metabolomics to elucidate host-microbiome interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans

March 18

Homa Zamani, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 710 Seminar - Mechanism of Z-RNA binding protein-triggered mitochondrial retrograde signaling on Trypanosoma brucei differentiation
Yuhang Luo, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 710 Seminar - The mechanisms of IFITMs inhibit Nipahvirusentry

March 25

Jeffrey Agyapong, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - The role of pH in the survival of Plasmodium falciparum, mode of action of antimalarials and their resistance development

Venkata Bellam, Institute of Parasitology
Yearly Seminar - Mapping the human ABC (ABCB1, ABCB9, ABCB10 & ABCD4) protein-protein interactions

April 1

Daniel Moses, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 607 Seminar - Structure and function analyses of Trypanosoma brucei RNA editing proteins: L1 and A2

April 8

Poorya Mirzavand Borujeni, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 607 Seminar - Computational Functional Annotation of Trypanosoma brucei

April 22

Ryan Chan, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 607 Seminar - Elucidating the Role of Cholesterol and its Molecular Actors in the Male-Female Interplay of Schistosoma mansoni

April 29

Gabriel Mitchell, Open Innovation Scholar
Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

May 6

Sharareh Maleki, Institute of Parasitology
PARA 711 Seminar - Investigating the origin of hemozoin-containing compartments as a cellular response in Plasmodium falciparum

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