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JaNUARY 2013, Volume 6, Number 1

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The 46th SSR Annual Meeting Hosted by the RQR


Reproductive Health: Nano to Global


The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on July 22-26, 2013. President Susan Suarez and Program Chairs Janice Bailey and Janice Evans developed a stellar scientific program, entitled Reproductive Health: Nano to Global, that is well-suited to this vibrant city.


· Abstracts

· Registration

· Schedule

· Trainee Information

· Accommodations

Important dates:

· Pre-registration open: 4 February 2013

· Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2013

· End Early Registration discount: 31 May 2013

· Pre-registration closes: 28 June 2013


For more information visit the SSR Web site.

Congratulations to the following researchers who were awarded CIHR grants in the September 2012 competition:


· Derek Boerboom, Université de Montréal: Elucidation of the roles of Wnt signaling in the mammalian ovary

· Daniel Dufort, McGill University: Elucidating the role of Nodal signaling in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy

· Bruce D. Murphy, Université de Montréal: Nuclear Receptor Regulation of Early Gestation

· Vassilios Papadopoulos,  McGill University: Structure, function and pharmacological regulation of the mitochondrial Translocator protein (TSPO; peripheral benzodiazepine receptor) in cholesterol transport and steroid formation

· Nicolas Pilon, UQAM:TashT: a new mouse model for Hirschsprung disease (aganglionic megacolon)

· Robert Sullivan, Université Laval:The reversibility of vasectomy used for contraception in men

An Acfas competition


The Acfas research popularization competition provides an opportunity to describe research students are working on to the public and render it readily understandable to all French speakers, whether in philosophy, literature, history, demography, nutrition, biotechnology, oceanography, environmental sciences, etc.. Five awards of $ 1,000 are available. In addition, the texts of the winners will be published.


How to participate


· Submit an article popularizing your research topic.

· The text must be written in French .


Deadline : March 1st 2013, at 23h59


For more information Click here (site in French only)

Popularization competition