QLS (Quantitative Life Sciences); SQV (Sciences quantitatives du vivant)

McGill Seminar Series in Quantitative Life Sciences and Medicine

Please note the McGill Seminar Series in Quantitative Life Sciences and Medicine will be held via Zoom in Fall 2020. The seminars will be held on Tuesdays between 12 and 1pm. 

Zoom Link: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/91589192037

QLS is joining efforts with the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM), the McGill initiative in Computational Medicine (MiCM) and the Ludmer Center to offer weekly interdisciplinary seminars.

For video recordings of previous seminars please visit here: http://ludmercentre.ca/qls-seminar-videos/

Fall 2020 Speaker Topic

Sep. 8



Sep. 15

Arvind Kumar
(KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Emergence and control of spatiotemporal sequences of neuronal activity in biological neuronal networks

Sep. 22

Thomas Bury
(McGill University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Bifurcations in the era of big data: applications in cardiology and ecology

Sep. 29

Sebastien Lemieux
(University of Montreal)
Sponsored by QLS

Challenges and opportunities for biomarker discovery when applying machine learning techniques to large RNA-Seq cohorts

Oct. 6

Jesse Shapiro
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Pangenome evolution on human time scales

Oct. 13

Tatjana Tchumatchenko
(Max Planck)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Statistical laws of protein motion in neuronal dendritic trees

Oct. 20

Jian Tang
(HEC Montreal)
Sponsored by QLS
Graph Representation Learning and Applications to Drug Discovery

Oct. 27

Candice Odgers
(UC Irvine)
Sponsored by MiCM

The shifting science of screen time, social media use, and adolescent development

Nov. 3

Patricia Silveira
(McGill University)
Sponsored by Ludmer

Expression-based Polygenic Risk Score Workshop

Nov. 10

Roger Peng
(Johns Hopkins University)
Sponsored by MiCM

Lessons in Disaster: How Can We Learn From Data Analysis Failures?

Nov. 17

Claire Brown
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Lipoma Preferred Partner (LPP) Regulates Breast Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion

Nov. 24

Please note: This talk will
be held at 12:30pm

Martin Lindquist
(Johns Hopkins University)
Sponsored by MiCM

Principal Directions of Mediation

Dec. 1

Adrian Serohijos
(University of Montreal)
Sponsored by QLS

High-resolution lineage tracking reveals coupling between intra-species and community-level population dynamics during bacterial colonization of the mouse gut

Dec. 8

Justin Marleau
(McGill University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Elements of an ecology of material conditions

Dec. 15

Bing Ren
(UC San Diego)
Sponsored by QLS

How do noncoding risk variants contribute to complex traits and diseases?

QLS would like to thank Dr. Mathieu Blanchette, Dr. Suresh Krishna, Dr. Anmar Khadra, Dr. Celia Greenwood, Lindsay Dayton, and Joanne Clark for their help with organizing the seminars.

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