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Réseau Québécois en reproduction

April 2013, Volume 6, Number 4

Financed by:

Genome Browser Workshop

24 hours of science

This two-day workshops will be presented by Dr. Robert Kuhn from UCSC at the Faculty of veterinary medicine on May 13th and 14th. It will provide participants with in-depth demonstration of the function of the Genome Browser.

Link to genome browser:

Material needed: Laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities

Limit: 80 participants

Application form - to be submitted by May 3rd 2013


The RQR will participate again this year in 24 heures de science by presenting an activity entitled : Sperm: not just a question of numbers.


After the presentation of the documentary Male fertility: sperm quality as important as their number, Dr. Bernard Robaire from McGill University, and Dr. Geraldine Delbès from the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, will hold a debate on the topics presented and answer questions from the audience.


Moderator: Serge McGraw, McGill University


Friday May 10, 18h to 19h

Café des Beaux-Arts

1384, Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal

Fertility: growing concern & seeds of hope


The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) invites you to join a discussion with experts in the field of human reproduction. This is your opportunity to learn about the secrets of medically assisted procreation and to better understand what contributes to the difficulties with conceiving a baby. You will also learn about the latest advances in national and international research. Come one, come all!

This event is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).


WHEN : Tuesday May 7th 2013 from 17h30 to 19h00

WHERE: Monument national, 1182, boul. St-Laurent (St Laurent or Place-d’Armes Metro Station)

Who : Hugh Clarke, Patricia Monnier and Bernard Robaire from McGill University


Journalist and author, Dominique Forget, will moderate the discussion.



For more information, please contact Julie Robert, MUHC Public Affairs, at 514 934-1934 ext. 71381 or by email at .



Café scientifique

Acfas 2013

Many interesting activities will be presented during the 81st Acfas meeting which will take place in Quebec City on May 6-10.


Here are two activities that might be of interest:


· La biologie intégrative et des systèmes on May 6

· Stimuler l’entrepreneuriat on May 8


Full Program (in french)


IFPA 2013

The IFPA 2013 congress, “Of Mice and Women: Models for molecular understanding of placental development and associated disorders” will take place on September 11-14 2013 at the Whistler Conference Center in Whistler, British-Columbia.