Past Events 2020

Personalized MATRIX Career Planning and Counseling with Dr. Harper and Dr. Bennett

January to February 2020

MATRIX Scholars met individually with Dr. Harper and Dr. Bennett for an open discussion with constructive feedback about their future plans in academia, industrial research or other career trajectories. During these one hour sessions, trainees evaluated their Career Development Plan, a self-evaluation report detailing: a vision of their future career direction; their short, medium and long-term career goals; and the skills they possess, and those required, to achieve their goals.

Bayesian Statistics - Perkins and Bennett

MATRIX Seminar - Dr. Theodore Perkins - February 10th, 2020

Bayesian Reasoning about Measurement Uncertainty in High-Throughput Data

MATRIX Lunch and Learn Seminar Series - Liquid Chromatography

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 11:30 - 1:00 PM

Dr. Katelyn Erickson, Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific

“HPLC column selection made easy”

A range of topics will be covered: key chromatographic parameters for separation, column attributes, assay parameters and sample considerations etc.

Slack image

March 2020 - In response to the pandemic, MATRIX programming and communication moved online to Slack.

MATRIX Seminar - Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam - April 6, 2020

Data mining of large-scale biological networks: Making sense of hairballs!

Seahorse Research Day 2020

MATRIX Seahorse Research Day 2020 with lunch roundtables and the Great Seahorse Bakeoff!

The Pregnant Male Hippocampus

MATRIX Seminar - Dr. Michael Organ - May 8th, 2020

Medicinal Chemistry: Building a Bridge over the 417 Between Science and Medicine

MATRIX Commercialization Workshop

June 2nd, 2020 | 1:30 PM -3:00 PM | Workshop Overview and Commercialization 101: Commercialization in an Academic Setting and Beyond
Speaker(s): Catherine Geci, MSc, LLB – Business Development Manager, Innovation Support Services, University of Ottawa; Sean Geddes, MSc, MBA - Business Development Manager, Innovation Support Services, University of Ottawa

June 4th, 2020 | 1:30 PM -3:00 PM | A Walk Down the Regulatory Road
Speaker(s): William Yan, PhD – Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Canada

June 9th, 2020 | 1:30 PM -3:00 PM | Fireside Chat with Staterra
Speaker(s): Alysen Clark, MSc | President, Staterra; Delphie Dugal-Tessier, PhD | Head of Research, Staterra

June 11th, 2020 | 1:30 PM -3:00 PM | Forge your Impact!

Commercialization Workshop 2020

MATRIX Workshop - High Throughput Imaging

July 27th, 2020 1:30 - 4 pm EST

1:30 – 2:30 pm High Throughput High Content Screening and Mitochondrial Dynamics

Stephen Baird, PhD

3 – 4pm The Next Generation of Live Cell Imaging – The Incucyte Live Cell Analysis System

Andrew Skarpetas, MSc and Oleksandr Galkin, PhD

Incucyte/Essen BioScience/Sartorius Sales and Field Application Specialist

2020 MATRIX Basecamp 3
2020 MATRIX Basecamp

MATRIX Basecamp 2020

November 16-24th, 2020

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 Seminar - Dr. Matthieu Ruiz - December 14th, 2020

Untargeted lipidomics in cardiometabolic disorders, from discovery to new mechanisms: role of plasmalogens


Troubleshooting Seminar Series - MitoMATRIX JC/WIP

Jan 27, 2020 Kimberly Reid - Mrpl54 heterozygous knock-out – a healthy-aging mouse model
Feb 3, 2020 Nina Hadzimustafic - mTORC1 Directly Inhibits AMPK to Promote Cell Proliferation Under Nutrient Stress
Mar 2, 2020 Xun Xun Shi - A Machine Learning Approach for Optimization of Differential Ion Mobility Parameter Values to Separate Glucosylceramide (GlcCers) and Galactosylceramide (GalCers)
Apr 27, 2020 Dr. Chantal Pileggi - Sestrin prevents atrophy of disused and aging muscles by integrating anabolic and catabolic signals
May 4, 2020 Fahmida Jahan - A salvage pathway maintains highly functional respiratory complex I
May 25, 2020 Lucía Minarrieta Varela - A Compendium of Genetic Modifiers of Mitochondrial Dysfunction Reveals Intra-organelle Buffering
June 1st, 2020 Cantin Baron - Machine learning methods to find accurate metabolomic biomarkers at the global and individual level in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Jun 15, 2020 Thao, Justin, Madhavee and Xun Xun - Update from the Machine Learning Workshop
Jun 22, 2020 Madhavee Thumiah-Mootoo - The role of mitophagy in muscle stem cells during muscle regeneration
Jun 29, 2020 Alex Green - Exploring the role of Poly-ADP-Ribosylation in Muscle Regeneration and Function: Preliminary Findings and Future Directions
Jul 6, 2020 Mohd Waddah Almoufti - Methotrexate elicits pro-respiratory and anti-growth effects by promoting AMPK signalling
Jul 20, 2020 Claire Fong-McMaster - Mitochondrial uncoupler BAM15 reverses diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in mice
Jul 20, 2020 Angel Albarran-Ponce - Lipogenetics of Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy: From Metabolism to Treatment
Aug 10, 2020 Emily Roth - A machine learning approach to decipher protein-protein interactions in human plasma
Sep 28, 2020 George Cairns - Pink1/Parkin Mediated Mitophagy in Muscle Regeneration
Oct 5, 2020 Michel Kanaan - α-ketobutyrate links alterations in cystine metabolism to glucose oxidation in mtDNA mutant cells
Oct 19, 2020 Breana Hooks - Mitochondrial dysfunction promotes aquaporin expression that controls hydrogen peroxide permeability and ferroptosis
Oct 26, 2020 Luke Kennedy - In Search of the Mitochondrial Glutathione Transporter
Nov 2, 2020 Justin Chitpin - Quantification for non-targeted LC-MS screening without standard substances
Nov 9, 2020 Dr. Goutham Vasam - Proteomics Characterization of Mitochondrial-Derived Vesicles Under Oxidative Stress
Nov 30, 2020 Dallas Nygard - Nutriome-metabolome relationships provide insights into dietary intake and metabolism
Dec 7, 2020 Le Chang - Cross-platform genetic discovery of small molecule products of metabolism and application to 2 clinical outcomes