Ontario Cell Biology Symposium (online version)
June 1-5, 11:30am-1:30pm each day
Online Zoom platform.
 

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.

In 2020, the Ontario Cell Biology Symposium has moved to an online format. The meeting (all online) will be held from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5th, with talks available through an online platform on each of the 5 days from 11:30am to 1:30pm

 

PROGRAM

June 1: Cytoskeleton, cell migration and cell division


11:30   Welcome and session introduction


11:40   Katheryn Rothenberg, IBBME - University of Toronto

            Rap1 regulates actomyosin dynamics to drive rapid wound repair


12:00   Thomas Panagiotou, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

            Determinants of Intercellular Bridge Maturation


12:20   Jack Bauer, IRIC - Université de Montréal

            Developmental regulation of germline syncytium organization in C. elegans


12:40   Fernando Valencia, Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto

            Activation of Actin Elongation Factor Dia1 by Mechanical Force Protects the Cytoskeleton from Damage and Facilitates Stress Fiber Repair


1:00     Jonah Burke-Kleinman, U of Toronto

            N-Cadherin mimetic peptides inhibit vascular smooth muscle cell migration


1:20     Breakout sessions



June 2:  Development, stem cells and disease


11:30   Session introduction


11:35   Celeste Suart, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

            Ataxin-1 is signalled to DNA damage by ATM kinase


11:55   Isabelle Grenier-Pleau, Queen's University

            Investigating the role of extracellular vesicles in hematopoietic stem cell maintenance


12:15   Melissa Iazzi, Ryerson University

            Examining the CFTR interactome upon mutation and drug exposure


12:35   Arman Shekari, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

            The retrograde transport of BDNF and ProNGF diminishes with age in     basal forebrain cholinergic neurons


12:55   Robert Huber, Biology, Trent University

            Molecular networking in Batten disease: Insights from the social amoeba  Dictyostelium discoideum


1:15     Nadeem Murtaza, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

            Developing a neuronal protein interaction network for neurodevelopmental disorder associated genes using proximity-based proteomics


1:35     Breakout session


June 3: Cancer cell biology


11:30   Session introduction


11:35   Bre-Anne Fifield, Biomedical Sciences, University of Windsor

            The atypical cyclin-like protein, Spy1, regulates mammary gland biology by altering checkpoint activation


11:55   Paola M. Dantonio, Dept. of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University

            Embryonic Protein NODAL Broadly Regulates the Breast Tumour Microenvironment by Reprogramming Cancer-Derived Secretomes


12:15   Krista Schleicher, Systems Biology, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute

            Ajuba loss initiates Head and Neck Cancer in a Notch-dependent mechanism


12:35   .Larasati, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo

            A proline-rich Rif1 motif mediates interaction with Dbf4, promoting DNA replication and resistance to genotoxic stress


12:55   Hartland Jackson, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute

            The single-cell pathology landscape of breast cancer: tumour cells and their microenvironments


1:15     Breakout sessions


June 4: Cell Metabolism


11:30   Session introduction


11:35   Victoria Riccio, Cell Biology, Sick Kids

            The deubiquitinase USP30 regulates peroxisome abundance by regulating pexophagy


11:55   Sadia Rahmani, Department of Chemistry and Biology, Ryerson University

            Nutrient dependent regulation of Adapter Protein 2 (AP2) in clathrin-mediated endocytosis via N-acetylglucosamine modification


12:15   Amanda Bentley-DeSousa, University of Ottawa / Institute of Systems Biology

            Investigating the AP3 complex: linking a rare syndrome to an ancient molecule


12:35   Xin Chen, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children

            Targeting mechanosensitive ion channel PIEZO1 in brain tumors


12:55   Mireille Khacho, University of Ottawa

            Mitochondrial shape changes regulate stem cells quiescence and fate decisions through metabolic communication to the nucleus


1:15     Breakout sessions



June 5: Cell biology of infection and immunity


11:30   Session introduction


11:35   Truc Losier, University of Ottawa

            Bacterial outer membrane vesicles trigger pre-activation of an anti-bacterial response via AMPK signalling


11:55   Rachel Wilson, Physiology & Pharmacology, Western University

            Regulation of hepatocyte lipid droplet formation under lipotoxic conditions by the marine compound didemnin B


12:15   Glenn Walpole, University of Toronto and SickKids

            Stimulation of phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate synthesis by the Salmonella Typhimurium effector SopB drives efficient host cell invasion


12:35   Shiraz Anwar, Ryerson University

            Investigating the effects external stressors on lysosomal tubulation in macrophages


12:55   Tarannum Tasnim, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

            Identification of the Signalosome and Signalling Pathway of the Efferocytic Receptor MERTK


1:15     Breakout sessions

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND CONTACTS


The organizing committee for the 2020 Ontario Cell Biology Symposium is:



Lesley MacNeil (McMaster University)
Robin Duncan (University of Waterloo)
Andrew Wilde (University of Toronto)

Peter Kim (SickKids)
Rene Harrison (University of Toronto Scarborough)

Jonathan Lee (University of Ottawa)

Michael Scheid (York University)

Andrew Craig (Queen's University)

Lisa Porter (University of Windsor)

Nica Borradaile (Western university)

Costin Antonescu (Ryerson University)


For more information, please contact ontariocellbiology@gmail.com

 

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