September meeting

We’re back for another year!
We’d first like to thank the McGill Department of Human Genetics, and its chair Dr. Shoubridge, for renewing their sponsorship for another year.

We have a great line-up.
To register for the meeting, go to our Meetup page,, or send an email to if you’re allergic to Meetup.

17:00 – 17:05 Introduction and community announcements
17:05 – 17:35 Establishing a link between CNVs and IQ, Guillaume Huguet and Catherine Schramm
17:35- 18:05 “Untangling the hairball: fitness based asymptotic reduction of biological networks”, Thomas Rademaker
18:05 – 18:25 Break, with snacks and refreshments
18:25 – 19:00 R tutorial, Mathieu Lajoie

Guillaume will be establishing the link between copy-number variants and general intelligence in unselected populations.

It’s a fascinating subject.
Time will unfortunately be limited for such a vast subject, but it will be interesting to have a debate about what links can be established between genomic data, and intelligence in the general population.

You can read more about Thomas research in his recently published article.

Mathieu’s R tutorial will be covering the following subjects.
1) Recovering multi-nucleotide variants from incorrectly processed NGS data.
2) Converting variants to a different genome build.


As always, if you’d like to give a talk, either to present your own research or to give a tutorial, don’t hesitate to contact one of the organizers. We’re always looking for enthusiastic presenters.

We’re also relaunching our YouTube channel this year. We’re looking for a volunteer to film the presentations and manage the channel. If you’re interested, contact us.

We do occasionally get contacted both by job seekers, and people offering jobs.
Let us know if you’re looking or offering a job, to see if we can help match you.

Finally, if you have a preference for the time of the meetings, you can participate in our poll.

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