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

McGill Seminar Series in Quantitative Life Sciences and Medicine

QLS has joined 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.

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 12-1pm EST.

Zoom Link: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/86855481591

For recordings of the seminars please visit the QLS YouTube Page.

Winter 2023 Speaker Topic

Jan. 10

Daniela Witten
(University of Washington)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Single-cell RNA-sequencing data analysis without double-dipping

Jan. 17

Zeyu Bian
(University of Miami)
Sponsored by QLS

Penalized doubly-robust estimation of adaptive treatment strategies

Jan. 24

Meghan Azad
(University of Manitoba)
Sponsored by QLS

Milk, Microbes and Models: Studying Human Milk and the Infant Microbiome as a Biological System

Jan. 31

QLS Research Day

QLS Research Day Keynote Speaker: Leon Glass (McGill University)
Tipping points, critical transitions and bifurcations in physiology: Can we predict the onset of pathological dynamics?

Feb. 7

Daniel Fortin
(Laval University)
Sponsored by QLS

The use of ecological theory to predict animal distribution in changing environments

​Feb. 14

Bard Ermentrout
(University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Follow your nose: The dynamics of olfactory-guided search

Feb. 21

David Sussillo
(Stanford University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Neural dynamics shape task organization in multitask networks

Feb. 28

Reading Week No Seminar

Mar. 7

Byron Yu
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Brain-computer interfaces for basic science

Mar. 14

Alex Baldwin
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Models of contrast summation in human vision

Mar. 21

Sonia Kefi
(University of Montpellier)
Sponsored by QLS

The multiplexity of ecological communities

Mar. 28

Lamin Juwara
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Mitigating the impact of data bias through synthetic data generators

Apr. 4

Fiona Brinkman
(Simon Fraser University)
Sponsored by QLS

Disrupting disease, while promoting health: Bacterial Bioinformatics Battles


Troy Day
(Queen's University)
Sponsored by CAMBAM

The Epidemiology and Economics of Physical Distancing during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Apr. 18

Marina Sirota
Sponsored by CAMBAM

Leveraging Molecular and Clinical Data to Better Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

Apr. 25

Natalie Reznikov
(McGill University)
Sponsored by QLS

Mapping of trabecular bone anisotropy in 3D: a tool to decipher the loading history of bones using microCT

QLS would like to thank Dr. Jesse Shapiro, Dr. Suresh Krishna, and Dr. Celia Greenwood for their help with organizing the seminars.

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