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Soup and Science, 37th edition

(February 26 - March 1, 2024)

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Winter 2024 Speakers

Monday February 26, 2024


John Stix
Prof. John Stix
Department of
Earth & Planetary Sciences
How to predict a volcanic eruption


Virginie Millien
Prof. Virginie Millien
Department of Biology
Mouse tale in a warming world

Student Speaker
Benjamin Kinder
Benjamin Kinder 
Department of Neuroscience
Improving modelling of aperiodic neural dynamics



Sara Knox
Prof. Sara Knox
Department of Geography
Wetlands in a changing world: processes, feedbacks and the climate benefits of wetlands

Maureen McKeague
Prof. Maureen McKeague
Department of Chemistry
From Helix to Healing: Exploring DNA and RNA drugs and diagnostics




Tuesday February 27, 2024


Prof. Kai Wang
Department of Physics
Quantum meta-photonics


Mallik Mahmoud
Prof. Mallik Mahmud
Department of Geography
The new sea ice regime in the Arctic

Student Speaker
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Grace Parish
Department of
Microbiology and Immunology
Searching for new antimicrobials in the Canadian High Arctic



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Prof. Rees Kassen
Department of Biology
How little things answer big questions about evolution

Emerson Krock
Prof. Emerson Krock
Faculty of
Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
Fibromyalgia, autoantibodies and bacterial cross-reactivity




Wednesday February 28, 2024


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Prof. Mehdi Dagdoug
Department of
Mathematics and Statistics
Missing data treatment in surveys


Don Baker
Prof. Don Baker
Department of
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Deccan Traps and global change before the Impact: How volcanism set the stage for the dinosaurs demise

Student Speakers
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Olivia Grossi
Gault Nature Reserve
Gault Nature Reserve : A summer in conservation near Montreal



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Prof. Robert Fajber
Department of
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
What goes up must come down: modelling evaporation and the global water cycle


Maya Gross
Maya Goss

Christoper Barbarie
Christopher Barbarie
Department of Physics
Cosmology from the High Arctic



Thursday February 29, 2024



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Prof. Siva Reddy
School of Computer Science
Department of Linguistics
ChatGPT, is natural language understanding solved?


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Prof. Derek Ruths
School of Computer Science
Bot or Not? The central challenge facing bot detection

Student Speaker
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Yashar Habashi
Interdepartmental Honors program
in Immunology
Mapping immune landscapes in syngeneic murine models of minimally and highly invasive brain metastases


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Prof. Anthony Mittermaier
Department of Chemistry
Biomolecular Dynamics

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Prof. Natalie Zeytuni
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Unravelling the molecular secrets of bacterial pathogenicity




Friday March 1, 2024



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Prof. Lucas Caire da Silva
Department of Chemistry
Innovating chemistry with biomimicry



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Prof. Hans Larsson
Department of Biology
Macroevolution @ McGill

Student Speaker
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Élia Painchaud-Lakatos
Department of Psychology
Aversive Olfactory Imprinting in C. Elegans Using Optogenetic Stimulation


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Prof. Ajitha Thanabalasuriar
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Vaping away immune cell function

Prof. Abigail Gerhold
Department of Biology
Maintaining mitotic fidelity in complex in vivo environments



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