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SCC-RI Visiting Speakers
June 5th 2012
Louis Vermeulen, MD, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute
"Colon Cancer Stem Cells - A Numbers Game"
May 8th 2012
Nizar Batada, Ph.D
Principal Investigator, Genome Technologies Platform, OICR
"Characterization and causes of reprogramming associated mutations in induced pluripotent stem cells"
May 4th 2012
Timm Schroeder, Ph.D
Director, Stem Cell Dynamics Research Unit, German Research Center for Environmental Health
"Tracking stem cells at the single cell level: New tools for old questions"
March 28th 2012
Sheng Ding, Ph.D
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
"A chemical approach to controlling cell fate"
February 7th 2012
Morag Park, Ph.D
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research, McGill University
"Models for basal breast cancer and stromal influence on breast tumor heterogeneity"
SCC-RI Visiting Speakers
February 8th 2011
Sandra McAllister, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Associate Scientist of the Hematology Division at Brigham & Women's Hospital
"Systemic Regulation of Breast Cancer Malignancy"
February 23rd 2011
Fabio Rossi, MD, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Biomedical Research Centre
Associate Professor, Medical Genetics, Medicine, University of British Columbia
"The histone methyltransferase G9a as a new therapeutic target in AML"
May 3rd 2011
Charles Mulligan, MD, Ph.D
Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty, Pathology
St. Jude's Children Research Hospital
"Recent insights into the genetic basis of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
OCRiT 2nd Annual Conference
On October 6th, 2011, the 2nd annual OCRiT conference was held in Kitchener/ Waterloo, Ontario (one of the four project sites). The event was hosted at the Tannery, one of Kitchener’s largest historical buildings, built over 100 years ago. In addition to OCRiT co-Principal Investigators,trainees and project management committee, members of the broader university science community and CCRM also attended the event.
The day began with a talk entitled, “Highcontent Screening In Physiologically Relevant Contexts: Co-cultured Cells” delivered by keynote speaker Dr. Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in Cambridge, MA). The agenda for the day included project update talks from several Consortium members, a talk from Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) CEO Dr. Michael May, trainee presentations and a poster competition.
The project’s co-Principal Investigators took advantage of the time together to meet and discuss progress and strategy. The day ended with closing remarks and a poster awards ceremony announcing the winning posters: Sylvie Rival-Gervier from the Hospital for Sick Children and Sarah Laronde and Zoya Shapovalova from McMaster University.