December meeting

Dr. Major and his team will present their work on RNA engineering.
Dr. Major, principal investigator at IRIC, is a pioneer in bioinformatics in Montreal.
He has trained a few generations of bioinformaticians.
He is also one of the rare bioinformaticians to open his own wet-lab.

Here is a summary of his research.
We “want to understand and characterize human gene regulatory networks; link cell content to phenotypes; and, design and create artificial molecular components to peek and poke cell information and programmes. […] We are developing a suite of programs to analyze, model, predict, and determine RNA 2D and 3D structure.”

As this is also the last meeting of 2015, and that the next meeting will not be before February, we are also going to go to Benelux after to celebrate the end of the year.

16:00 – 16:05 Introduction and community announcements
16:05 – 16:45 “MiRBooking simulates the stoichiometric mode of action of microRNAs”, Dr. Major (IRIC)
16:45 – 17:05 Snacks and refreshments
17:05 – 17:35 “Structural Dynamics Control the MicroRNA Maturation Pathway”, Paul Dallaire, PhD (IRIC)
17:35 – 18:00 “Identification of dynamic motifs in RNA”, Mathieu Dupont (IRIC)

The meeting will take place Wednesday December the 2nd, from 16:00 to 18:00 in the Jacques-Genest auditorium at IRCM.
You can register at If you don’t want to use Meetup, you can register for the next meeting by sending an email to

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