Program Research Day 2017

8:45 - 9:10 Registration

9:10 - 9:40 Welcome

Elder Margaret | Prof. Jeff Derksen | Dr. Peter Clark

9:40 - 10:50 Session 1: Spotlight Talks

'GenEpiO: Enabling Data Interoperability for Infectious Disease Surveillance, Investigation and Control' | Dr. Emma Griffiths

'On the Potential of Polarimetric SAR Interferometry to Estimate the Biophysical Properties of Agricultural Crops' | Dr. Manuele Pichierri

'The Secret Life of Appliances and How You Pay for it' | Dr. Stephen Makonin

'Model Comparison for Protein X-ray Diffraction' | Dr. Nathan Babcock

'Scientific Discovery Through River Rafting' | Dr. Eva Kwoll

'Social Impact of Science Production Through Science Communication' | Dr. Germana Barata

10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:30 Session 2: Spotlight Talks

'Identifying Constructive News Comments' | Dr. Varada Kolhatkar 

'A Journey from Information Theory to Magnetic Resonance Imaging' | Dr. Simone Brugiapaglia 

'Developing Methodologies for the Detection and Clean-up of Workplace Spills Containing Engineered Nanomaterials' | Dr. Viridiana Perez 

'Unraveling the Mystery of Pathology Underlying Neuro-degeneration for Personalized Treatment' | Dr. Rakesh Balachandar

'The Stability of Glacier Change: White Glacier, Nunavut' | Dr. Laura Thomson 

'Early Modern Women and Social Contract Theory' | Dr. Kelin Emmett

12:30 - 14:15 Lunch

12:45 - 13:45 Session 3: Posters & Exhibits

'Towards waterfront suburbians' | Dr. Annika Airas

'Nanoparticle-assisted drug delivery' | Dr. Irene Andreu

'When the cannabis is getting too high: effect of the 4/20 event on the emergency department visits for mental health and substance use disorders' | Dr. Patrick Lombardo

'Trends in the Mobility of Antimicrobial Resistance' | Dr. Claire Bertelli

'PathOGIST: Calibrated multi-criterion genomic analysis for public health microbiology' | Dr. Pedro Feijao

14:15 - 15:15 Session 4: 3-Minute Pitches & Spotlight Talks

3-Minute Pitches

'Cooking Tumors with Magnetic Nanoparticles' | Dr. Irene Andreu

'Characterizing the Functional Roles of Leg Muscles During Locomotion' | Dr. Adrian Lai

'How to See the Brain Through the Eye' | Dr. Da Ma

'Investigation and Management of SUDY in Canada' | Dr. Laura Dewar

'Trends in the Mobility of Antimicrobial Resistance' | Dr. Claire Bertelli

Spotlight talks

'I'm Powerless Over the Tides of Fate, So why Bother Coping: External Locus of Control as a Vulnerability for Borderline Personality Disorder' | Dr. Nora Hope

'Thermodynamics Close to the Absolute Zero of Temperature' | Dr. Igor Boettcher 

'Integrating Metabolomics and Multiple High-Content Biological Assays for Function-First Natural Products Drug Discovery' | Dr. Kenji Kurita

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 Keynote: Dr. Pascal Haegeli

'Making it Happen by Bringing Academia and Industry Together'

16:45 - 17:00 Closing Remarks

Dr. Peter Clark

17:00 - 19:00 Reception & Prize-giving

Highland Pub


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