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Symposium on Environmental Friendly Research Practices at McGill

"An exciting way to engage and to incentivize and sensitize investigators to an innovative and more sustainable way of doing research."

May 10, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.




McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler(North end of Drummond)
 Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y6

Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504)

Building entrances: 1st floor: south side from service road between

Peel and Sir-William-Osler

6th floor: 1200 Pine Ave. West

Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. Come and learn new approaches to lowering our carbon footprints.


Sebastien Di Cesare, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory

Safe and Effective Nucleic Acid Storage at Room Temperature

Steve Arsenault, Director of Operations, Génome Québec and Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional de Chicoutimi Biobank (GQ-CAURC Biobank)

Implementing a state-of-the-art biorepository: The Genome Quebec-Chicoutimi Hospital experience 

Michael Budiman, Field Application Scientist, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Whatman FTA - More than just paper-based DNA archiving

Neil Winegarden, Head of Operations, University Health Network (UHN) Microarray Centre

Beating the couriers at their own game: Using RNAStable to ship samples at ambient temperatures

Michael Tomkalski, Storage Specialist - Sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Vision Tracker software/storage system: How to organize and track your samples with ease

Frank Guarneri, Sales Representative (Laboratory & Safety), Fisher Scientific  / Joe Giannini, Regional Manager, Fisher Scientific

Enabling Success through Sustainability

There will also be a number of booths/tables showcasing green products/green methods for doing research. The results of a survey on the use of cold storage for biomedical samples and information regarding the use/advantages of energy efficient freezers/refrigerators, will also be presented.

For more information:

See: http://www.mcgill.ca/sustainability/green-biobanking

Contact: greenbiobanking [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca