Department Events 2017-2018
EVENT SCHEDULE
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EVENTS, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

All events take place in the Department of Immunology, A. Sehon Suite,
477 Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Ave,  unless otherwise noted.
  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Research Seminars
  • Graduate Student Research Seminars
  • Research in Progress
  • Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
  • All other events
  • as scheduled below

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

14

TIME:

12:15 p.m.

Research Seminar

Phillip Scott, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Research and Academic Resources
Professor of Immunology
Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

CD8 T cells, the inflammasome and skin commensals: How they all promote increased disease in cutaneous leishmaniasis
P Scott

MONDAY
Sept 18

Edge of Science and Medicine Visiting Speaker Series

Robert Brunham, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of British Columbia

The Genome, microbiome and evolutionary medicine 

12:00 noon
Theatre A (Frederick Gaspard Theatre)

R Bunham
21 Safety Seminar - Dr. Thomas Murooka
 
MONDAY
Sept 25
Edge of Science

Afshin Raouf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immunology/Regenerative Medicine
University of Manitoba

Deconstructing breast tumour environment reveals new insights into cancer promoting role of fibroblasts and immune cells

12:00 noon
Theatre A (Frederick Gaspard Theatre)

A Raouf
28 Departmental Awards Ceremony

12:00 noon
Sehon Seminar Room
 
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OCTOBER
2 Journal Club

Fazle Rabbi

Sangdoo Kim, Hyunju Kim, Yeong Shin Yim, Soyoung Ha, Koji Atarashi, Tze Guan Tan, Randy S. Longman, Kenya Honda, Dan R. Littman, Gloria B. Choi & Jun R. Huh. Maternal gut bacteria promote neurodevelopmental abnormalities in mouse offspring.  Nature, 2017 Sep 13.
Pubmed ID: 28902840

 
5

TIME:
12: 15 p.m.
Research Seminar

Philip Griebel, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair, Neonatal Mucosal Immunology
Professor, School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan

Oral Vaccines: A novel approach to modulate lung inflammation

P Griebel
FRIDAY
Oct. 6
10:00 a.m.
M.Sc. Thesis Defence

Nora Choi

Study of iron pathophysiology in a human model for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury secondary to ischemia reperfusion injury following cardiopulmonary bypass

 

Nora Choi
9 Thanksgiving Day - University Closed  
12 Research Seminar

Lorrie Kirshenbaum, PhD, FISHR, FAHA

- Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre
- Principal Investigator, Cardiac Gene Biology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
- Professor, Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba
- Canada Research Chair, Molecular Cardiology, University of Manitoba
- Director of Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Cross-Talk between mitochondrial and ER death pathways in the heart

Kirshenbaum
16 Journal Club

Anthony Altieri

Anusha-Preethi Ganesan, James Clarke, Oliver Wood, Eva M Garrido-Martin, Serena J Chee, Toby Mellows, Daniela Samaniego-Castruita, Divya Singh, Grégory Seumois, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin Woo, Peter S Friedmann, Emma V King, Gareth J Thomas, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, Pandurangan Vijayanand & Christian H Ottensmeier. Tissue-resident memory features are linked to the magnitude of cytotoxic T cell responses in human lung cancer. Nature Immunology 18, 940–950 (2017)

Link to article
 
19 Research Seminar

Xiaobing Han, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Emergent Biosolutions

Developing monoclonal antibodies for treatment and prevention of clostridium difficile infection

Xiaobing Han
23 Journal Club

Hadeesha Piyadasa

Joshua A Vieth, Joy Das, Fanomezana M Ranaivoson, Davide Comoletti, Lisa K Denzin, Derek B Sant’Angelo. TCRa-TCRb pairing controls recognition of CD1d and directs the development of adipose NKT cells . Nature Immunology vol. 18, no. 1. January 2017
 
26 Research Seminar

Kirk McManus, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba

Exploring and exploiting chromosome instability to develop precision medicine therapies in cancer
Kirk McManus
30 No Journal Club today  
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NOVEMBER
2 Research Seminar

Ruey Su, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Public Health Agency Canada
National Laboratory for HIV Immunology

Taking a peek at the cervicovaginal mucosal immune regulation - Correlations & Guesses…

 
6 Journal Club

Vasudeva Bhat

T. Riffelmacher, A. Clarke, F.C. Richter, A. Stranks, S. Pandey, S. Danielli, P. Hublitz, Z. Yu, E.  Johnson, T. Schwerd, J. McCullagh, H. Uhlig, S. E.W. Jacobsen, and A.K. Simon. Autophagy-Dependent Generation of Free Fatty Acids Is Critical for Normal Neutrophil Differentiation. Immunity 47, 466-480, September 19, 2017.


 
9 Research Seminar

Francis Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba

Experiments and modeling of single and collective cell migration

F Lin
13 Remembrance Day - University Closed
 
16 Research Seminar

David G. Brooks, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Scotiabank Research Chair
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Chronic inflammation and immunosuppression in persistent virus infection and co-infection

D Brooks
20 Journal Club

Kunal Kapoor

B. Machiels, M. Dourcy, X. Xiao, J. Javaux, C. Mesnil, C. Sabatel, D. Desmecht, F. Lallemand, P. Martinive, H. Hammad, M. Guilliams, B. Dewals, A. Vanderplasschen, B.N. Lambrecht, F. Bureau & L. Gillet. A gammaherpesvirus provides protection against allergic athsma by inducing the replacement of resident alveolar macrophages with regulatory monocytes.  Nature Immunology 18, 1310–1320 (2017).
 
23 Research Seminar

Lyle McKinnon
Department of Medical Microbiology
University of Manitoba

HIV transmission across the mucosa: immunology helping viruses?
mckinnon
27 Journal Club

Rony Thomas

Pfeifle, R. et. al., Regulation of autoantibody activity by the IL-23-Th-17 axis determines the onset of autoimmune disease. Nat Immunol. 2017 Jan;18(1):104-113.
 
30 Research Seminar

Kelly MacDonald, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine
Head, Section Adult Infectious Diseases
H.E. Sellers Research Chair in Medicine
University of Manitoba

Harnessing varicella zoster as a mucosal vaccine vector for HIV

K MacDonald 
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DECEMBER
4 Journal Club

Nour Eissa


Dror E, Dalmas E, Meier DT, Wueest S, Thévenet J, Thienel C, Timper K, Nordmann TM, Traub S, Schulze F, Item F, Vallois D, Pattou F, Kerr-Conte J, Lavallard V, Berney T, Thorens B, Konrad D, Böni-Schnetzler M, Donath MY. Postprandial macrophage-derived IL-1B stimulates insulin, and both synergistically promote glucose disposal and inflammation. Nat Immunol. 2017 Mar;18(3):283-292. doi: 10.1038/ni.3659. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
 
7 Research Seminar

Jim Xiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Professor
Cancer Research, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Division of Oncology, University of Saskatchewan

Differential cell-surface expression of mannose-6-phosphate receptor (M6PR) regulates CD8+ T cell fate via the mTORC1/KIF13A/M6PR axis
J Xiang
11 Journal Club

Abdulaziz Alamri
T Ahrends, A Spanjaard, B Pilzecker, N Ba, A Bovens, Y Xiao, H Jacobs, and J Borst. CD4+ T Cell Help Confers a Cytotoxic T Cell Effector Program Including Coinhibitory Receptor Downregulation and Increased Tissue Invasiveness. Immunity 47, 1–14 November 21, 2017
 
14
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Ph.D. Thesis Defence (tentative date)

Nour Eissa
Role of chromogranin-A in inflammatory bowel disease: Clinical and experimental approaches

 
14 Research Seminar

Derek McKay, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
University of Calgary

Parasitic helminths and the regulation of disease (Colitis)

D McKay
15
1:30 p.m.
M.Sc. Thesis Defence

Qian Li

The influence of gut derived antigens and hepatic steatosis-associated fatty acids on chemotaxis, innate immunity and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

 
18  TBD  
21 Research Seminar - TBD  
  University Closed December 22, 2017 to January 1, 2018 inclusive  
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JANUARY
 4 Research Seminar (tentative)

Renée Douville, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Microbiology
Department of Biology
University of Winnipeg 

TITLE

 
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No Journal Club today.  Instead, we will have Special Presentations for all Immunology students

at NOON (not 11 a.m.!) in the Sehon Seminar Room, 477 Apotex Centre

with

Leah Deane, MSW, RSW
Student Support Coordinator
Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus

Cydni S. Kirupakaran Kindret, M.Ed.
Counsellor
Student Counselling Centre

and

Lorraine Isaac
Security Services Supervisor
Bannatyne Campus

NOTE:  Student attendance will be taken as usual.

 
 11

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

TBD

 
 15 Journal Club

Rahmat Rahman
 
 18

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Nonso Onyilagha

Vasudeva Bhat

 

 
 22 Journal Club

Alen Paiva
 
 25

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Hadeesha Piyadasa

Nour Eissa

 
 29

Journal Club

Xun Wu

 
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FEBRUARY
 1

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Rony Thomas

Xun Wu

 
 5 Journal Club

Aaron Chanas-LaRue
 
 8

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Kunal Kapoor

Aaron Chanas-LaRue

 
 12 Journal Club

Sheena Manghera
 
 15

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Rahmat Rahman

Rashed Rashu

 
 19 Louis Riel Day - University Closed  
 22

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Ashley Ste-Croix


Alen Paiva

 
 26 Journal Club

Rashed Rashu
 
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MARCH
 1

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Anthony Altieri

Abdulaziz Alamri

 
 5 Journal Club  
 8

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Fola Olayinka-Adefemi

Aida Barazandeh

 
 12 Journal Club

Roma Zayats
 
 15

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Nnamdi Ikeogu

Atta Yazdanpaneh

 
 19 Journal Club

Ashley Ste-Croix
 
 22

Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar

Amena Aktar

Romaniya Zayats

 
 26 Journal Club  
 29 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
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APRIL
 2 Journal Club

Aida Barazandeh
 
 5 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 9 Journal Club

Atta Yazdanpaneh
 
 12 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 16 Journal Club


Folayemi Olayinka-Adefemi
 
 19 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 23 Journal Club

Nnamdi Ikeogu
 
 26 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 30

Journal Club

Amena Aktar

 
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MAY
 3 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar
 
 7 Journal Club 
 
 10 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 14 Journal Club  
 17 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 21 Victoria Day - University Closed  
 24 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
 28 Journal Club  
 31 Annual Graduate Student Research Seminar  
JUNE
     
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