Soup and Science is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear some of our coolest professors give short presentations about their research. Then as you mingle over lunch, you will be able to find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.
The Winter 2013 edition of Soup and Science took place January 14-18, 2013, 11:30 AM each day, in the Redpath Museum.
Webcasts: Most presentations are now available as webcasts and podcasts. Both audio and video versions are available. (Some presentations are not available due to copyright or similar concerns.)
Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.
Monday, January 14, 2013
- Prof. Margaret Kalácska (Geography)
Remote sensing, mass graves, hyperspectral imagery, detection.
- Prof. Anmar Khadra (Physiology)
Applied mathematics, computational models, quantitative immunology/endocrinology, nonlinear dynamics.
- Prof. Jack Sankey (Physics)
Optomechanics, MEMS, NEMS, Quantum Information, Sensing
- Prof. Patricia Tonin (Human Genetics)
Cancer genetics, hereditary cancers, chromosomal rearrangements, genotyping, transcriptomes, biomarkers, ovarian cancer
- Prof. Vincent Van Hinsberg (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
- Prof. Pavlos Kollias (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Radar applications in weather and climate
- Prof. Jérôme Waldispuhl (Computer Science)
Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Algorithms, Structures, Folding, Human-computing, Crowdsourcing.
- Prof. Alanna Watt (Biology)
Development and plasticity of neuronal circuits
- Prof. Paul Wiseman (Physics and Chemistry)
Biophysics/biophysical chemistry: Measurement of protein transport and interactions in living cells and neurons; malaria detection
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
- Prof. Manuel Balán (Political Science)
Corruption. Development. Comparative Politics. Latin American Politics. Anti-corruption policies. Rule of Law. Methodology.
- Prof. Melanie Dirks (Psychology)
The association between social competence and youth psychopathology, with a particular focus on economically disadvantaged children and adolescents.
- Prof. Irah King (Microbiology and Immunology)
Immunity, Infection, T-B cell interactions, host-pathogen interactions
- Prof. Simon Reader (Biology)
Animal behaviour: the evolution and development of social cognition
- Prof. Walter Reisner (Physics)
The basic science of nanoconfined polymers and applications of nanofluidic technology to biological analysis.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
- Prof. Claire Brown (Physiology)
Cell migration; Instrument standardization and quality control; Imaging facility, light microscopy
- Prof. Carl Ernst (Neuroscience, Human Genetics, Psychiatry)
Neurodevelopment, genetics, stem cells, mood.
- Prof. Adam Oberman (Mathematics & Statistics)
Numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations. The mathematics of decision making in continuous time and space.
- Prof. Catherine Potvin (Biology)
Neotropical ecology, global change biology, biostatistics, Indigenous peoples in Panama, Panama Field Study Semester
Friday, January 18, 2013
- Prof. James Gleason (Chemistry)
Organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, drug design
- Prof. Derek Ruths (Computer Science)
Complex systems, network science, biological networks, social networks
- Prof. Reza Sharif-Naeini (Physiology)
Mechanotransduction, touch, pain
- Prof. Yojiro Yamanaka (Human Genetics)
Morphogenesis and Lineage Specification in Early Mouse Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells
victor.chisholm [at] mcgill.ca (Victor Chisholm), Undergraduate Research Officer, 514-398-5964