January 2022

The 33rd edition of Soup and Science was hosted virtually through Zoom. Students and community members heard from outstanding McGill professors and student speakers across disciplines talk about their research program in lightning-style talks, followed by active discussions in dynamic breakout rooms. Click on the session date to view the  video recording of the presentation. 

Monday January 10, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 

Prof. Gonzalo Cosa
Department of Chemistry
Imaging single molecules to understand chemistry in complex systems

Prof. Steve Lomber
Department of Physiology
Acoustic Experience Alters How You "See" the World


Prof. Thomas Preston
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Yonger Xie (Student)
Department of Chemistry
Accelerated Ageing: Transformation of NiO and CoO to Metal Complexes as Precursors to Metal-Organic Frameworks



Joelle-Marie Begin Miolan
Department of Physics




Tuesday January 11, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 

Prof. Albert Berghuis
Department of Biochemistry

A super-close-up view of super-bugs. What can we learn about Antibiotic Resistance

Prof. Gary Brouhard
Department of Biology

The Cytoskeleton


Prof. Yi Huang
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
The physics of atmosphere

Prof. Rustam Khaliullin
Department of Chemistry
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Laurianne Debanné (Student)
Environmental Sciences
The spatial distribution of energy poverty and extreme weather events: Identifying communities at risk in Atlantic Canada and Québec


Wednesday January 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Huy Bui
Anatomy and Cell Biology

Elucidating the structure of cellular organelles by cryo-electron microscopy

Prof. Anmar Khadra
Department of Physiology

Computational and Mathematical Biology in Health and Disease


Laura Latendresse (Student)
Environmental Sciences

Energy Poverty among Indigenous communities of Northern Canada

Toni Spilfogel
Department of Chemistry

Cocrystal design via halogen bonds to pi-systems


Thursday January 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Natasha Chang
Department of Biochemistry

Uncovering mechanisms of muscle stem cell function and dysfunction

Prof. Anna Hargreaves
Department of Biology

Life at the edge: understanding species current and future geographic distributions


Prof. Katelin Schutz
Department of Physics

Our Universe as a particle physics experiment

Joe Sanchez Schacht (Student)
Department of Biology

Variation of land use impact on lake water quality across spatial scales: insights from a nation-wide dataset


Friday January 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Christie Rowe
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Earthquakes in Quebec

Prof. Lena Simine
Department of Chemistry

Hunting exotic materials with a simulation


Prof. Christian von Sperber
Department of Geography

From Soils to the Great Lakes - Tracing Phosphorus in the Environment

Prof. Anna Weinberg
Department of Psychology

Familial and environmental contributions to risk for depression: The role of the positive valence system




Preeti Purba-Singh, Research Office of the Faculty of Science
Eduardo Ganem Cuenca, Research Office of the Faculty of Science

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