RQR Bulletin

September 2010 | Volume 3, Number 6



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A new school year begins!

Welcome to the new students! With the new school year begining, many new students will become part the RQR. We would like to take this opportunity to ensure that our mailing list is up to date. If there are new students or employees in your lab, ask them whether they receive the RQR Bulletin. If not, inform them and ask them to join our mailing list by sending their e-mail address to eliane.auger@umontreal.ca. The mailing list is also used to send invitations to the RQR Symposium and to other RQR activities. You can also stay connected by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

The annual RQR Symposium is the most important networking event of the RQR, providing the opportunity for researchers, students, and committee members to interact and to discuss research projects, collaborations, and future activities of the network. This year, the symposium will take place at the hotel Loews Le Concorde in beautiful Quebec City on November 16th and 17th. We will have the honor to receive John McCarrey from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Mike Soares from the University of Kansas Medical Center and John Critser from the University of Missouri as guest speakers.

3rd RQR Symposium: in Québec City!

Training Workshop in Epigenetics

The RQR will offer a three day training course on Epigenetics in Reproduction to be held in the February study break (22-24 February, 2011) at the MacDonald Campus of McGill University. The course will include lectures covering the basic mechanisms and processes in reproduction that involve the epigenome and the hands on laboratory component of the course will cover the latest techniques in the field.  For the laboratory component participants will work with samples obtained from a mouse model where will investigate whether exposure to a current epigenetic cancer therapy treatment at a relevant dose can alter the epigenome of developing germ cells. If you would like to participate in this course please fill in the application form and return it at eliane.auger@umontreal.ca by October 31, 2010. Only ten places are available. For more details click here. Funds are available to RQR trainees to support their travel and other expenses.

In addition this year, the RQR is offering a pre-symposium workshop entitled `From Student to Independent Scientist’ on November 15th. In this workshop, six guest speakers will present different aspects of a researcher’s life, including talks on intellectual property and patenting, the difference between the private and academic sector, and on the writing of grant applications and scientific articles. The official invitation and the registration and abstract submission forms will be sent to you by e-mail shortly. For additional information, visit the Symposium section of the RQR website.