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Réseau Québécois en reproduction

September 2014, Volume 7, Number 6

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2014 RQR Symposium

We are delighted to inform you that the 7th symposium of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction will take place on
November 11 et 12 novembre 2014 at the Plaza Québec hotel in Ste-Foy. This year, a new session was added to the program in the goal of stimulating the development of new collaborations. During this session, six new members of the RQR will present their work and themselves! We will also hold an exciting pre-symposium workshop entitled « Back to the Future » on November 10th 2014. On the program: six guest speakers and the first RQR job fair! We hope to see you there!

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

 

· Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian Conservation Biology : Institute, Female Fertility Preservation in Rare and
Endangered Species

· William Kelly, Emory University : Transcription-Dependent Establishment of Epigenetic Memory in the Germline of C. elegans

· Wei Yan, University of Nevada School of Medicine : Small noncoding RNAs in gametogenesis and epigenetic
transgenerational inheritance

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Registration deadline October 15th 2014 - REGISTRATION FORM

Abstract submission deadline  : October 1st 2014 - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Hotel room reservation deadline : October 10th 2014

Pre-symposium workshop « Back to the Future » : November 10th 2014

Symposium 2014 du RQR : November 11th-12th 2014

 

LODGING:

Rooms are reserved at the Plaza Québec at the following rates :

 

· Single or double : 112.99$

· Triple : 132.99$

· Quadruple : 152.99$

 

Internet access and parking are free of charge.

 

Reservation :

Deadline : October 10th 2014

Group number : # 3203944

1-800-567-5276 or www.hotelsjaro.com

 

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP PROGRAM:

RQR-CREATE Scholarships: Last Competition Now Open!

As the RQR CREATE grant ends on March 31st, 2015, the Fall 2014 competition will be the last.

The scholarships will be awarded to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows under the supervision of one or more RQR researchers. The scholarships are for one year, not renewable. Scholarship support for graduate studies through the RQR-CREATE program is limited to a maximum of 4 years.

· M.Sc.: 10 000$ per year, not renewable

· Ph.D.: 10 000$ per year, not renewable

· Postdoctoral fellows: 15 000$ per year, not renewable

Guidelines

 

Deadline to submit an application : October 20, 2014 at noon

 

Application form

RQR Knowledge Transfer Award

The RQR offers two annual Knowledge Transfer Awards of $400 each: a researcher award and a trainee award. Applications (maximum one page) must be submitted by October 1st. The recipients will receive an award and an honorary plaque during the symposium in November.

 

To submit your application or to nominate a colleague or for more information : j.blouin@umontreal.ca

 

Finally, do not forget to add the small RQR logo to your email signature to contribute to the visibility of the network!

10h00

Introduction

RQR Trainee

TBA

 

10h15

Crispr-Cas9 technology will revolutionize transgenic animal studies

 

Yannick Doyon,

Université Laval

11h00

Human reproduction: prenatal diagnosis

 

Dominique Bérubé,

OVO Clinic

 

11h45

Lunch

 

13h00

Gametes from stem cells

 

Makoto Nagano,

McGill University

 

13h45

Systems biology

 

Christian Landry,

Université Laval

 

14h00

Coffee-break

 

14h15

The future of animal production

 

John Verstegen,

Minitube of America

 

15h00

The future of endangered species

 

Pierre Comizzoli,

Smithsonian Conservation
Biology Institue

 

15h45

Discussion

RQR Trainee

TBA

 

16h00

to 18h00

RQR Job Fair: Jobs, internships and graduate studies opportunities in reproductive biology