The IDIGH Work-in-Progress (WIP) lunch seminars are organized by the IDIGH Trainee Committee. The graduate students as well as post-docs of the program are encouraged to present their latest and exciting research at these weekly seminar lunches. These gatherings will provide a platform for trainees to communicate their findings, improve their presentation skills, and receive valuable timely feedback from the diverse scientific community that makes up the IDIGH research program.
Supervisors and all laboratory staff are equally encouraged to attend the seminars and participate in discussions.
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Every WIP seminar features one trainee’s presentation (~30 min) as well as 10 minutes of product/service highlights from a sponsor. Lunch will be provided and vary each week for the WIP series (Pizza, Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwiches, BBQ chicken, Sushi, etc.).
For inquiries, please contact Alessandra Ricciardi (firstname.lastname@example.org), the President of the IDIGH Trainee Work in Progress seminar series.
All WIP lunch seminars take place every second Wednesday (noon to 1 PM) in room EM1.3509 at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) of the Glen.
Seminar Series 2016 – 2017
*Date other than Wednesday
|Oct 5, 2016||Characterization of NK subsets responding to HIV infected cells||Irene Lisovsky||Nicole Bernard||VWR/Quanta|
|Oct 19, 2016||Evaluation of the Cepheid HIV-1 Viral Load assay in India||Madlen Nash||Madhukar Pai||VWR/Molecular Devices|
|Nov 2, 2016||Age at disease onset shaping the genetic contribution to leprosy susceptibility||Vini Medeiros Fava||Erwin Schurr||BioLegend|
|Nov 16, 2016||Safety and serology of vaccine-preventable diseases||Janna Shapiro||Brian Ward||VWR/Labcon|
|Nov 30, 2016||Parental and Socio-economic Characteristics Associated With Childhood Vaccine Uptake in High Income Countries: A Systematic Review Protocol||Shauna O’Donnell||Caroline Quach||VWR/Pall|
|Dec 14, 2016||Characterization of the functional heterogeneity of the human FOXP3+ regulatory T cell population||Khalid Bin Dhuban||Ciriaco Piccirillo||VWR/Syngene|
|Jan 17, 2017 *||Leishmania-derived Exosomes: From Virulence Factor to a Potential Vaccine?||Alonso Lira Filho||Martin Olivier||VWR/Pall|
|Feb 1, 2017||The role of the IL-1 family cytokines on the functional adaptation of regulatory T cells||Fernando Alvarez||Ciriaco Piccirillo and Jorg Fritz||VWR/Tecan|
|Feb 15, 2017||Neuroinflammation, cell death and viral control in a model of herpes simplex encephalitis||Mathieu Mancini||Silvia Vidal||VWR/Immune biosolutions|
|Mar 1, 2017||N/A Spring break||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mar 15, 2017||Influenza vaccines for the elderly: different routes of administration with a virus-like particle candidate||Breanna Hodgins||Brian Ward||VWR/Greiner Bio-One|
|Mar 29, 2017||Evaluating Type 2 immune responses during Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri infection using a STAT6 Inhibitory Peptide.||Alexia De Simone||Brian Ward||VWR/Corning|
|Apr 12, 2017||Attenuated Salmonella typhimurium as a vector for a novel Clostridium difficile vaccine||Kaitlin Winter||Brian Ward||Fisher Scientific/ MilliporeSigma|
|Apr 26, 2017||Evidence that the advent of agriculture shaped innate immune responses to pathogens in humans||Genelle Harrison||Erwin Schurr||VWR/Azure|
|May 10, 2017||Complementation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific genes in M. kansasii to investigate the evolution of TB as a human pathogen||Marwan Ghanem||Marcel Behr||VWR/Mettler Toledo|
|May 24, 2017||Reducing Aspergillus fumigatus Virulence Through Targeted Dysregulation of the Conidiation Pathway||James Stewart||Don Sheppard||VWR/Polyplus|
|Jun 7, 2017||Characterization of Fc-dependent anti-gp120-specific antibody functionality in Elite Controllers associated with HIV control||Sankeet Kant||Nicole Bernard||VWR/GE|
Seminar Series 2015 – 2016
|Date||Title||Presenter||Supervisor or Organization|
|Jan 25, 2016||Galectin-3 recognizes galactosaminogalactan from Aspergillus fumigatus and mediates host defence||Brendan Snarr||Don Sheppard|
|Feb 22, 2016||The alarmin IL-33 mediates the conversion of Regulatory T cells to a Th-17 like phenotype during inflammation||Fernando Alvarez||Ciriaco Piccirillo|
|Feb 29, 2016||Exome sequencing in a family with monozygotic twins displaying early-onset leprosy||Monica Elizabeth Dallmann Sauer||Erwin Schurr|
|Mar 07, 2016||SONY spectral flow cytometry. More data and less hassle. The future is bright||Gisele Knowles||Sony Biotechnology|
|Mar 21, 2016||Fluidigm – The power of microfluidic technologies||Katy Richards-Hrdlicka||Fluidigm|
|Apr 25, 2016||Hepatitis C and HIV-related Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease Progression||Carmine Rossi||Marina Klein|
|May 02, 2016||Impact of protein tyrosine phosphatase on experimental cerebral malaria pathology||Kristin Van Den Ham||Martin Olivier|
|May 09, 2016||HA-immune cell interactions: a plausible correlate of immunogenicity in plant-made VLP vaccines for influenza||Hilary Hendin||Brian Ward|
|May 16, 2016||Better Influenza Vaccines For The Elderly: Characterization Of A Plant-made, Virus-like Particle Candidate||Breanna||Hodgins|
|Jun 13, 2016||Role of Glycosyl Hydrolases in Fungal Biofilms||Caitlin Zacharias||Don Sheppard|