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McGill Seminar Series in Quantitative Life Sciences and Medicine

QLS has joined the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM) to offer weekly interdisciplinary seminars.

Seminars are offered in a hybrid format on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

  • Online: Zoom Link

  • In Person: 550 Sherbrooke, Room 189 (for directions, email communications.qls [at] mcgill.ca)

Seminar recordings are available on the QLS YouTube Page.
Winter 2024 Speaker Topic

Jan. 9

Konrad Kording
Sponsored by QLS

Machine learning for causal inference

Jan. 16

Andreas Buttenschoen
(UMASS, Amherst)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Cell Entrainment in a Mechano-Chemical Model of Collective Cell Migration

Jan. 23

Stephanie Jones
(Brown University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Interpreting the Mechanisms and Meaning of Human MEG/EEG signals with the Human Neocortical Neurosolver (HNN) Neural Modeling Software

Jan. 30

QLS Research Day 
Keynote Speaker: Josee Dupuis (McGill)

Multi-Cohort Statistical Approaches with Applications to Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 6

Alex Diaz-Papkovich
(Brown University)
Sponsored by QLS

Topological analysis of high-dimensional human genetic data in biobanks

​Feb. 13

Christian Landry
(Université Laval)
Sponsored by QLS

Navigating protein fitness landscapes in multiple dimensions

Feb. 20

Camille Maumet
Sponsored by QLS
Towards reproducible neuroimaging across different analysis pipelines

Feb. 27

Stephanie Palmer
(University of Chicago)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing

Mar. 5

No Seminar Reading Week

Mar. 12

Alton Russell
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Informing policies to mitigate iron deficiency in blood donors through public health data science

Mar. 19

Hanspeter Herzel
(Institute for Theoretical Biology)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Oscillator theory meets biological rhythms

Mar. 26

Sridevi Sarma
(Johns Hopkins University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Network Biomarkers for Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment: combining brain imaging data with systems modeling

Apr. 2

Erin Dickie
Sponsored by QLS

Transdiagnostic neuroimaging to understand mental health across the lifespan


Guillaume Butler-Laporte
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Can genomics really improve management of human diseases?

Apr. 16

Julia Rohrer
(University of Leipzig)
Sponsored by CAMBAM
Directed Acyclic Graphs as a Tool to Reason about Causality

Apr. 23

Sirui Zhou
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

"Population Omics”, complex traits and drug targets

QLS thanks Dr. Jesse Shapiro, Dr. Suresh Krishna, and Dr. Celia Greenwood for their help with organizing the seminars.

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