The 5th RQR symposium took place at the Plaza Québec on November 14th and 15th 2012. The format of the symposium was very dynamic and focused on interactions. A number of 217 participants have the opportunity to see 12 presentations and 68 poster presentations.

Program Booklet

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Invitation letter 


Guest speakers:

  • Antoine Peters FMI Switzerland - Epigenetic Control of Mammalian Germ Line and Early Embryonic Development
  • Susan Fisher, UCSF - Cell lines from single human blastomeres reveal clues to lineage allocation during the preimplantation period
  • Jim Ireland, Michigan State University - The extent, consequences and causes of the high variation in the ovarian reserve in cattle


Congratulations to the awardees for the three best presentations:

Presentations :

  • 1st price (400$): Anne-Marie Bellefleur (Université de Montréal)
  • 2nd price (200$): Romain Lambrot (McGill University)
  • 3rd price (150$): Donovan Chan (McGill University)

Poster presentation :

  • 1st price (400$): Maëlla Gohin (Université Laval)
  • 2nd price (200$): Mena Farag (McGill University)
  • 3rd price (150$): Evelyne Lapointe (Université de Montréal)


Two students representatives were also elected. Do not hesitate to contact them:


Pre-Symposium Workshop

The pre-symposium workshop took place on November 13th and was entitled: "Carreer Development Strategies". More than 80 persons were present to this workshop and all greatly appreciated. Thank you to all our guest speakers!

Consult the program