Past Events 2019

The first MATRIX Metabolomics Research Travel Scholarship was awarded to Thao Nguyen to attend the West Coast Metabolomics Center: Hands-on LC-MS Data processing and Statistics from January 14-19, 2019.

MATRIX - Career Professionalism Time Management 2
MATRIX - Career Professionalism Time Management

Time Management Workshop

January 24, 2019. Time: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. Location: RGN 4161

In collaboration with NSERC-CREATE Technomise program and MITACS.

Description: This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the course provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role. Whether you’re handling dynamic timelines alone or within a team, you’ll be able to reach your project targets with the knowledge gained in this course.

Learning Outcomes: 1) Optimize your professional days and weeks; 2) Effectively define targets and goals so that they are clear and sustainable; 3) Accurately estimate activity duration; 4) Improve focus and better manage interruptions; 5) Reduce corrective communication; 6) Better defend project schedules without sacrificing relationship quotient; 7) Improve and leverage personal energy for sustainable follow-through on activities.

Seahorse Research Day 2019 - February 4th, 2019

10:30am: Welcome and Synopsis of use of Seahorse in research at the University of Ottawa’s Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences (Dr. Harper)

11:00am- noon: Posters from MATRIX and Mitochondrial Journal Club members

Noon: Sandwich lunch and social event
1:00- 1:45 Seahorse Seminar - Brian Kierce and Brian Dranka
1:45-2:15 Talk #1 - Dr. David Patten
2:15 -2:45 Talk #2 - Zeina Salloum
3:00-4:00 Round table for Seahorse users (and interested users) to discuss “XF Successes and Challenges”
Seahorse 96xFE

Career Professionalism Workshop

February 6, 2019, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, RGN 4161

In collaboration with NSERC-CREATE Technomise program and MITACS:

Description: When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us. From first impressions to making a lasting impression, this one-day course will provide you with tips, tricks, and tools from dressing the part to knowing how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behavior when working closely with others.

Learning Outcomes: 1) Have a broad understanding of business etiquette and how it applies to the work environment; 2) Understand the importance of personal reputation; 3) Learn how to dress for success; 4) Gain the tools to avoid common email etiquette pitfalls and create a professional e-profile and reputation; 5) Expand their knowledge on how to apply effective communication techniques and professional behaviour while working closely with others; 6) Be able to strategically plan and run (and participate in) effective meetings; 7) Have the tools and knowledge to apply professionalism when traveling for business or attending business functions.

MATRIX - Career Professionalism Workshop 2
MATRIX - Career Professionalism Workshop

NSERC CREATE Matrix Metabolomics Basecamp - 2019

Comprehensive exploration of lipidomic and metabolomic mass spectrometry methods for the study of metabolism from the “ground-up.” Students will learn how to extract biological samples, operate a mass spectrometer, analyze raw data, identify lipids and metabolites within these datasets, and perform univariate, multivariate, supervised and unsupervised learning analysis in R. Students will be instructed in skills relevant to research project design (e.g., selection of research models), methodology, and the rigorous interpretation of results necessary to ensure accurate lipidomic/metabolomic results. Students will be introduced to approaches for the analysis of large data sets (e.g., from lipidomics, metabolomics), with an emphasis on the skills required for quantitative lipid assessment.

MATRIX Basecamp 2019
MATRIX Basecamp 2019 2

OISB 2019 Scientific Conference and Matrices Symposium

May 6th and 7th

NAV Center - St Lawrence Seaway

OISB 2019 - Scientific Conference MATRIX - Oliver Feihn
Troubleshooting mitoMATRIX JCWIP 2019

Troubleshooting Seminar Series - MitoMATRIX JC/WIP

Jan 7, 2019 Dr. Chantal Pileggi - Mitochondria Bound to Lipid Droplets Have Unique Bioenergetics, Composition, and Dynamics that Support Lipid Droplet Expansion
Jan 21, 2019 Kim Reid - Defective respiration and one-carbon metabolism contribute to impaired naïve T cell activation in aged mice
Feb 11, 2019 Dallas Nygard - Obesity modifies the stoichiometry of mitochondrial proteins in a way that is distinct to the subcellular localization of the mitochondria in skeletal muscle
Mar 4, 2019 Luciana Souza Moreira - Serine Metabolism Supports Macrophage IL-1b Production
Mar 11, 2019 Fahmida Jahan - Project: NAD+ depletion as a cause of placental dysfunction in preeclampsia
Mar 18, 2019 Dr. Jens Frey Halling - Role of PGC1alpha in mitochondrial function – beyond biogenesis
Apr 1, 2019 Dr. Georges Kanaan - Cytosolic 5′-nucleotidase 1A is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer and mediates gemcitabine resistance by reducing intracellular gemcitabine metabolites
Apr 8, 2019 Justin Chitpin - Bayesian networks for mass spectrometric metabolite identification via molecular fingerprints
Apr 15, 2019 Alana St. Bernard - Project: Bioenergetic Analysis of Metabolic Drugs in HER2+ Breast Cancer
June 17 2019 Ariff Iqbal - Metabolic and Innate Immune Cues Merge into a Specific Inflammatory Response via the UPR
Jun 24, 2019 Nicole Baker - Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Directs Stem Cell Polarity via Regulation of Mitofusin
Jul 8, 2019 Georges Cairns
Jul 15, 2019 Michel Kanaan - SGLT2 inhibition reprograms systemic metabolism via FGF21-dependent and - independent mechanisms
Jul 22, 2019 Dr. David Patten - Diabetes causes marked inhibition of mitochondrial metabolism in pancreatic B-cells
July 29 2019 Nidhi Kuksal - Cardiac natriuretic peptides promote adipose ‘browning’ through mTOR complex-1
August 12 2019 Jess Madhavee Thumiah - Mitochondrial Dynamics Is Critical for the Full Pluripotency and Embryonic Developmental Potential of Pluripotent Stem Cells
August 19 2019 Nina Hadzimustafic - Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) improves glucose tolerance via AMP-activated protein kinase activation
August 26 2019 Rajaa Sebaa - Cafeine exposure induces browning features in adipose tissue in vitro and in vivo
Sep 9, 2019 Thao Nguyen - Mitochondria-specific photoactivation to monitor local sphingosine metabolism and function
Sep 16, 2019 Graeme McDowell - Mitochondrial biogenesis is transcriptionally repressed in lysosomal lipid storage diseases
Sep 23, 2019 Zeina Salloum - Human and murine macrophages exhibit differential metabolic responses to lipopolysaccharide - A divergent role for glycolysis
Sep 30, 2019 Alexanne Cuillerier - Leigh Syndrome Mouse Model Can Be Rescued by Interventions that Normalize Brain Hyperoxia, but Not HIF Activation
Oct 7, 2019 Dallas Nygard - Cranberries versus lingonberries: A challenging authentication of similar Vaccinium fruit
Oct 21, 2019 Justin Chitpin - The number of active metabolic pathways is bounded by the number of cellular constraints at maximal metabolic rates
Oct 28, 2019 Dr. Yannick Audet-Delage - Cell Clustering Promotes a Metabolic Switch that Supports Metastatic Colonization
Nov 4, 2019 Luciana Moreira - Metabolic Phenotyping of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Reveals a Unique Signature and Intrinsic Differences between Fat Pads
Nov 18, 2019 Sean Lim - Nuclear Glycogenolysis Modulates Histone Acetylation in Human Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
Nov 25, 2019 Le Chang - A network-based conditional genetic association analysis of the human metabolome
Dec 9, 2019 Gaganvir Parmar - Respiratory supercomplexes provide metabolic efficiency in zebrafish
Dec 16, 2019 Babatunde Onayemi - Activation of Oxidative Stress Response in Cancer Generates a Druggable Dependency on Exogenous Non-essential Amino Acids