Third edition of Soup and Science, January 2007

Soup and science: Come for the soup, stay for the science

Each day at lunch from January 8-12, 2007, students came to the Redpath Museum to see and hear some of our newest professors give short presentations about their cutting-edge research. Everyone then chatted over lunch about how to participate in research. Students saw the interdisciplinary nature of much research at McGill, and that there are many research opportunities outside their own home departments.

Participating researchers

Monday, January 8, 2007 (11:30-1:00)

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 (11:30-1:00)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 (11:30-1:00)

Thursday, January 11, 2007 (11:30-1:00)

Friday, January 12, 2007 (11:30-1:00)

  • Prof. Gil Holder (Physics)
    Cosmological astrophysics
  • Prof. Navin Ramankutty (Geography)
    Global agriculture and its environmental impacts
  • Prof. Theodore Perkins (Computer Science)
    Modeling dynamics and information processing in biochemical networks
  • Prof. Stuart Soroka (Political Science)
    Comparative and Canadian politics and policy; public opinion and policy; agenda-setting and issue definition; mass media and political communications; social welfare policy; immigration and diversity; quantitative/research methods
  • Prof. Nathalie Lamarche-Vane (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
    Role of Rho GTPases in cell migration, in particular in the developing nervous system and in the cellular processes leading to metastasis
  • Prof. Michael Riedel (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
    Gas Hydrates; 2D/3D seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation techniques; Time-lapse (4D) seismic processing and interpretation; physical properties of sediments and their relation to seismic data attributes


Victor Chisholm
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor.chisholm [at] (Email) ]