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OUR SPONSORS

THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

DIAMED

RYERSON UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

THERMOFISHER SCIENTIFIC

NIKON

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CELL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

AGILENT

ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL

AVANTI POLAR LIPIDS

CEDARLANE LABS

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY - CELL PHYSIOLOGY

SPRINGER NATURE

YORK UNIVERSITY

 

The Ontario Cell Biology Symposium will bring together researchers from around the province with the aim of creating new research opportunities and fostering new collaborations. This Symposium aims to provide a forum for students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research. This meeting will cover important topics in cell biology, including signal transduction, metabolism, organelles, cellular architecture, cellular trafficking and advanced microscopy, with a portion of the meeting dedicated to translational studies and emerging methodologies. We aim to create an inclusive environment for this meeting, and one that will feature diverse participants.

The Symposium will be held at the The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning of SickKids Hospital in Toronto. 

Registration is now open!

Abstract submission at the time of registration is mandatory to be able to present a poster or to be considered for a talk. While there are a limited number of talks, there will be opportunities for relevant abstracts not selected for talks to be presented as posters. 

The following deadlines will apply:

1) To be considered for a talk, registration and abstract submission must be completed by 11:59pm August 1st, 2019. 

2) To attend the meeting and/or present a poster, registration and/or abstract submission must be completed by 11:59pm August 16th, 2019

Please note that registration is limited to 250 total attendees and we are limited to 100 poster presentations due to space restrictions. We will attempt to accept as many abstracts (not chosen for talks) for poster presentation, but submitting an abstract may not guarantee a poster presentation slot. We will notify registrants of their presentation status prior to the meeting. 

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Ontario Cell Biology Symposium Program, August 27th, 2019


8:30 am                       Arrival/registration/poster setup


9:00 am                       Official Welcome


9:10 am                       Lightning Talks (4 talks)        

           

9:40 -10:20 am           Keynote talk 1: Laurence Pelletier (LTRI)

                       

10:20 - 11:40 am        Talk selected from abstract 1: Tara Akhshi (SickKids) Non-canonical Hedgehog pathway induces ciliogenesis via promoting the activation of autophagy and OFD1 centriolar translocation


10:35 - 10:50 am       Talk selected from abstract 2: Dale Martin (Waterloo) Autophagy proteins are getting fat: Emergence of palmitoylation as a regulator of autophagy.


10:50 - 11:20 am        Coffee break and exhibitor displays


11:20 - 11:45 am        Lightning talks (5 talks)

           

11:45am - 12:00 pm   Talk selected from abstract 3: Michael Sugiyama (Ryerson U) EGFR signaling at the single molecule level in membrane nanodomains: implications in chemotherapeutic resistance


12:00  - 12:15 pm       Talk selected from abstract 4: Nanyoung Yoon (York U) Tracking adiponectin biodistribution via fluorescence molecular tomography indicates increased vascular permeability after streptozotocin-induced diabetes


12:15 - 12:30 pm         Talk selected from abstract 5: Negar Balaghi (U of Toronto) Cell migration and alternating myosin polarity during Drosophila cardiogenesis


12:30 -1:20 pm           Lunch, early poster discussions and exhibitor displays


1:20 - 3:00 pm            Posters (two poster sessions) and exhibitor displays


3:00 - 3:40 pm             Keynote talk 2: Julie St-Pierre ( U of Ottawa)


3:40 - 4:00 pm             Lightning talks (3 talks)

           

4:00 - 4:15 pm            Talk selected from abstract 6: Geoff Hesketh (LTRI) Free and lysosome-derived amino acids activate mTORC1 through distinct pathways


4:15 - 4:30 pm            Talk selected from abstract 7: Meghan Brasher (Guelph) The Analysis of SNARE Regulation During Tumour Cell Invasion


4:30 - 4:45 pm            Talk selected from abstract 8: Aaron Fountain (Ryerson) Phagolysosome fission reforms lysosomes and recovers proteolytic capacity in macrophages


4:45 - 5:00 pm            Talk selected from abstract 9: Ernest Iu (U of Toronto) Local Ca2+ signaling via a stretch-activated channel TRPV4 facilitates lamellipodial protrusions by activation of RhoA GTPase and orchestrates cell migration along ECM stiffness gradient


5:00 - 5:15 pm             Thomas Hawke: Publishing in AJP-Cell Physiology


5:15 - 5:30 pm             Awards and closing remarks


5:30 - 7:00 pm             Closing social (posters can remain up through this session)

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND CONTACTS


The organizing committee for the 1st annual Ontario Cell Biology Symposium is:



Lesley MacNeil (McMaster University)
Robin Duncan (University of Waterloo)

Greg Fairn (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Andrew Wilde (University of Toronto)

Peter Kim (SickKids)

Rene Harrison (University of Toronto)
Gary Sweeney (York University)
Nina Jones (University of Guelph)
Costin Antonescu (Ryerson University)


For more information, please contact ontariocellbiology@gmail.com