Symposium

  • Time & Location
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    LSB lobby
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm
    106 LSB
  • 2:00 to 3:00 pm
    107 LSB
  • 3:00 to 4:00 pm
    107 LSB
  • 4:00 to 6:00 pm
    TBD
  • Event
  • Poster session
  • Panel Discussion: Ethics of the use of HeLa cells in research
  • Workshop 1: Clear communications for connecting your research outside of the academy
  • Workshop 2: Initial data analysis in R
  • Networking event
  • Details
  • Posters will be presented by graduate and undergraduate students. Awards for best poster. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Panel members will discuss the ethics concerning the use of HeLa cells in biological research. Presenters from multiple viewpoints will be speaking.
  • Presenters from the Knowledge Mobilization Network will help graduate students develop their networking skills and give advice on making the transition from academia into industry.
  • Dr. Tarmo Remmel will be instructing students on the use of R for conducting basic statistics.
  • Students will get the opportunity to expand their network meeting representatives from academia, industry, and government to help with future career prospects.
  • Student Registration - FREE!

    Full day registration for the conference including workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations, and networking event. Free with presentation of student card.

  • Early-bird Registration (February 2018) - $100

    Full day registration for the conference including workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations, and networking event.

  • Early-bird Registration (March 2018) - $150

    Full day registration for the conference including workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations, and networking event.

  • Full Registration (April 2018) - $200

    Full day registration for the conference including workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations, and networking event.

Panel Speakers

Dr. Mark Bayfield (panel facilitator)

Dr. Bayfield is an professor at York University in the Department of Biology. His research focuses on how conserved mechanisms in RNA metabolism function in both general cellular processes and adaptations to stress. More specifically, his lab explores the La antigen, which is an abundant, ubiquitous factor with several roles in RNA metabolism that are conserved between yeast and humans. Dr. Bayfield will be leading and facilitating the panel discussion on HeLa cells.

Dr. Yi Sheng (researcher)

Dr. Sheng is an professor at York University in the Department of Biology. Her research focuses on understanding how proteins are targeted by the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) and how aberration of this system contributes to pathogenesis of diseases. Understanding the mechanism and regulation of protein ubiquitination is essential for elucidating the role of UPS in pathogenesis of these diseases. Dr. Sheng will be providing insights into the role of HeLa cells for biological research.

Miki Stanikic (biotechnology)

Miki Stanikic is a senior neuroscience specialist sales and marketing consultant at HLS Therapeurics INC. Miki was previously in primary care sales for eight therapeutic areas in the GTA and he currently promotes a drug for treatment-resistant schizophrenia named Clozaril (clozapine). Miki will be representing the business and biotechnological side of HeLa cells.

Andria Bianchi (bioethicist)

Andria Bianchi is PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo examining the question of consent and the lives of older people with dementia crosses the traditional boundaries between academic philosophy and worldly, practical thinking—what the Greeks called phronesis. In addition to her scholarly work, she is active in a placement at a healthcare organization that cares for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of senile dementia. Andria will be providing her expertise in ethics associated with the usage of HeLa cells.

Workshops

Initial data analysis in R

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Clear communications for connecting your research outside of the academy

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Networking Event

Arthur Hilliker

Professor Co–Editor in Chief, GENOME

Poster Presentations

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