Spotlight Series

An interactive proteomics seminar series by CNPN

The inside scoop: Expert perspectives on journal editing

November 29th, 2022 at 3PM EST

This month we will be hosting a panel discussion with editors of various journals! We are pleased to be joined by Dr. Erin Baker (JASMS), Dr. Allison Doerr (Nature Methods), Dr. Matthew Campion (MRA) and Dr. Olga Vitek (Bioinformatics). The session will be chaired by Dr. Chris Overall (JPR). Join us to hear about their perspective on the editorial process. Get your questions ready and register for free today!

Dr. Chris
Overall
JPR

Chair

Dr. Erin
Baker
JASMS

Panelist

Dr. Allison
Doerr
Nature Methods

Panelist

Dr. Matthew
Champion
MRA

Panelist

Dr. Olga
Vitek
Bioinformatics

Panelist

Trainee Spotlight

October 25th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

Get ready for another Trainee Spotlight, where we’ll get to hear from two Ph.D. students! Joining us are Lorenz Nierves (University of British Columbia) and Jessica Nickerson (Dalhousie University). These rising early career researchers will be sharing their work on the insights from profiling leukemic microenvironments and optimizing the reproducibility of precipitation-based bottom-up sample preparation, respectively.Register for free today and we’ll see you there!

Lorenz Nierves
University of British Columbia

Multi-omic profiling of the leukemic microenvironment shows bone marrow interstitial fluid is distinct from peripheral blood plasma

Jessica Nickerson
Dalhousie University

Optimizing qualitative and quantitative repeatability of precipitation-based bottom-up sample preparation in the ProTrap XG

CNPN Awardee Spotlight

September 27th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

The action from the CNPN 2022 Annual Symposium isn’t quite over yet! This month, we’ll be hearing from this year’s Tony Pawson and New Investigator Award winners, Dr. Leonard Foster (UBC) and Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister (University of Guelph), respectively. From honey bee proteomics for forensics and medicine to investigating the proteomics of fungal disease, this is a seminar you absolutely won’t want to miss! Register for free today!

Dr. Leonard Foster
University of British Columbia

Adventures in proteomics: honey bees, forensics, and medicine

Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister
University of Guelph

Proteomics of Fungal Disease in One Health

Technical Spotlight

August 30th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

Join us for an exciting first! This month, we’ll be hearing from Martin Krzywinski, a Staff Scientist at the Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver, BC), on the art of effectively presenting data for papers, presentations, and posters. He’s known for his outstanding work in bioinformatics and data visualization, which has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, Scientific American, and on the covers of scientific journals, such as Science and Nature. Register for free today!

Join the action!

We encourage attendees to send in scientific figures or posters for Martin to dissect during his talk. Please send these files (preferably in PDF or EPS format) to our seminar series lead, Amanda (amanda.lorentzian@bcchr.ca).

Martin Krzywinski
Genome Sciences Centre

Essence of Effective Scientific Figures

Trainee Spotlight

July 26th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

We’re back with a session highlighting the talented trainees of CNPN! Join us to hear about the computational research being conducted by PhD student Khwala Sediki (Laval University) to predict cancer types from mass spectrometry data and the investigative research of post-doc Dr. Matthew Was (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) to characterize the proteomic phenotypes of mammary gland stem cell populations. Register for free today and we’ll see you soon!

Khwala Seddiki
Laval University

Using Neural Networks to Predict Cancer Types from Mass Spectrometry Data

Dr. Matthew Waas
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Proteomic phenotyping of a metabolically defined putative mammary gland stem cell population

Let's Connect!

April 26th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

In anticipation for the CNPN 2022 Annual Symposium (May 16-18), we’re hosting a specialty seminar session, Let’s Connect. While we typically highlight the work being done by various proteomics researchers across Canada, this month’s session will be featuring members of the various committees contributing to CNPN’s operations (Operations Management Team) and organization of this year’s symposium (Main Symposium and Trainee Pre-Symposium Committees).

Attendees will be broken into various breakout rooms to speak with and ask questions to CNPN volunteers. We want to hear from you! Come with your questions at the ready, or simply to chat about what you’re looking forward to at this year’s symposium. Register below today, for this special edition CanProteoTalks seminar session.

We can’t wait to see you there. Feel free to bring a snack and drink!

Let's Connect!

April 26th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

In anticipation for the CNPN 2022 Annual Symposium (May 16-18), we’re hosting a specialty seminar session, Let’s Connect. While we typically highlight the work being done by various proteomics researchers across Canada, this month’s session will be featuring members of the various committees contributing to CNPN’s operations (Operations Management Team) and organization of this year’s symposium (Main Symposium and Trainee Pre-Symposium Committees).

Attendees will be broken into various breakout rooms to speak with and ask questions to CNPN volunteers. We want to hear from you! Come with your questions at the ready, or simply to chat about what you’re looking forward to at this year’s symposium. Register below today, for this special edition CanProteoTalks seminar session.

We can’t wait to see you there. Feel free to bring a snack and drink!

Student Panel: A retrospective on the impact of
COVID-19 on trainees in research

March 29th, 2022 at 3PM EDT

We’re back with another panel discussion! CanProteoTalks is proud to present a student panel that will be discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees in research. We’ll be hearing from the perspectives of four talented individuals, Iryna Abramchuk (uOttawa), Amanda Lorentzian (UBC), Michael Woods (uoGuelph), and Jarod Morgenroth-Rebin (uoGuelph), as they provide insights to their experiences over the last couple of years. Chairing this panel will be Dr. Marie Brunet (uSherbrooke). Whether you’re a PI curious about these student perspectives or a fellow trainee looking to share your thoughts, this is a panel discussion you won’t want to miss. Register for free today!

Dr. Marie
Brunet
uSherbrooke

Chair

Iryna
Abramchuk
uOttawa

Panelist

Amanda
Lorentzian
UBC

Panelist

Michael
Woods
uoGuelph

Panelist

Jarod
Morgenroth-Rebin
uoGuelph

Panelist

PI Spotlight

February 22nd, 2022 at 3PM EST

These early career researchers are on the rise! Join us to learn about the innovative work being conducted by Dr. Mohan Babu (University of Regina) and Dr. Ji-Young Youn’s (SickKids) research groups. We’ll be hearing about interactome changes in two different contexts. Register below today so you don’t miss this seminar. We can’t wait to see you there!

Dr. Mohan Babu
University of Regina

Mitochondrial Interaction Landscape in Disease Mechanisms

Dr. Ji-Young Youn
SickKids

Watching neighbours come and go – probing dynamic proximal interaction changes during stress granule formation and disassembly

Honouree Spotlight

January 25th, 2022 at 3PM EST

We’re starting 2022 strong with a seminar highlighting two recent honourees. Dr. Marlene Oeffinger (IRCM) was the inaugural feature in the Human Proteome Organization’s (HUPO) new initiative, Humans of HUPO, which aims to recognize members of the global proteomics research community. We will also hear from Dr. Antoine Dufour (University of Calgary), who was awarded the 2021 Young Investigator Award by the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry (CSMS). 

Dr. Marlene Oeffinger
IRCM

Using Proteomic Approaches to Investigate the Compositional and Functional Heterogeneity of RNA Machines

Dr. Antoine Dufour
University of Calgary

Mast Cell Tryptase Regulation of Lubricin in Osteoarthritis

PI Spotlight

November 30th, 2021 at 3PM EST

The final CanProteoTalks seminar of 2021 is another PI Spotlight seminar, focusing on the computational efforts advancing proteomics research! Join us to hear from Dr. Bin Ma (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam (University of Ottawa). From cloud-based tools to machine learning-guide mass spectrometry data acquisition, this is a bioinformatics-packed seminar you absolutely do no want to miss.

Dr. Bin Ma
University of Waterloo

Cloud-based software for rapid and accurate peptide identification and de novo sequencing (novor.cloud)

Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
University of Ottawa

Guiding mass spectrometry data acquisition using real-time machine learning analysis to optimize proteome characterization

Spotlight Talk

October 26th, 2021 at 3PM EDT

CanProteoTalks will be hosting its first hour-long talk this fall! You won’t want to miss this featured talk by Dr. David Goodlett (University of Victoria) about the evolution of proteomics through the years, and how he expects the field to develop in years to come. Individuals of all career stages are sure to find this talk insightful! We can’t wait to see you there!

Dr. David Goodless
University of Victoria

Dave's reflections on proteomics: past, present and future

Grad Student Spotlight

September 28th, 2021 at 3PM EDT

CanProteoTalks will be hosting its first Grad Student Spotlight seminar this summer! Join us for the opportunity to hear from two graduate students, Shideh Mirhadi (University of Toronto) and Amanda Lorentzian (UBC). We’ll be learning about the NSCLC proteome and the proteomic disease progression of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. You won’t want to miss their talks!

Shideh Mirhadi
University of Toronto

Interrogation of the NSCLC proteome landscape uncovers prototypes and an ACO2-Iron axis associated with tumour aggressiveness and patient outcomes

Amanda Lorentzian
University of British Columbia

Persistence of targetable lesions, proteome state, and therapy sensitivity through disease progression in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Postdoc Spotlight

July 27th, 2021 at 3PM EDT

CanProteoTalks will be hosting its first Postdoc Spotlight seminar this summer! We’ll be learning about the research of two fantastic postdoctoral researchers, Dr. Caitlin Simopoulos (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Barbara Grünwald (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/UHN). From metaproteome screening to tumor microenvironments, this seminar is going to be packed with interesting research.

Dr. Caitlin Simopoulos
University of Ottawa

MetaProClust-MS1: An MS1-only profiling approach to metaproteome screening

Dr. Barbara Grünwald
PMCC/UHN

Spatially confined sub-tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer

PI Spotlight

June 29th, 2021 at 3PM EDT

CanProteoTalks will be hosting its first PI Spotlight seminar this summer! Join us and learn about the innovative research being conducted in the labs of Dr. Etienne Caron (Université de Montréal) and Dr. Erin Bertrand (Dalhousie University). They’ll be diving into immunopeptidomics and proteomic approaches for studying marine microbes. You won’t want to miss this free event! 

Dr. Etienne Caron
Université de Montréal

Will immunopeptidomics save the world against the next pandemic?

Dr. Erin Bertrand
Dalhousie University

Proteomic approaches to studying marine microbes

The State of Proteomics in Canada

May 25th, 2021 at 3PM EDT

In an effort to strengthen and connect the Canadian proteomics community, the Canadian National Proteomics Network is launching a new online interactive seminar and panel series, CanProteoTalks! Join us for our inaugural panel, discussing the State of Proteomics in Canada. We’ll be hearing from three impressive individuals in academia and industry, Dr. Marlene Oeffinger (IRCM), Dr. Thibault Mayor (UBC), and Dr. Tharan Srikumar (Bruker), as they tackle topics such as funding, publishing, diversity, and training. Chairing this exciting first panel will be Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister (University of Guelph). Get your questions ready, we can’t wait to see you there!

Dr. Jennifer
Geddes-McAlister
uGuelph

Chair

Dr. Marlene
Oeffinger
IRCM

Panelist

Dr.Thibault
Mayor
UBC

Panelist

Dr. Tharan
Srikumar
Bruker

Panelist

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