Ontario Cell Biology Symposium

Ontario Cell Biology
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
PG CRL Auditorium, 686 Bay St., SickKids

The Ontario Cell Biology Symposium will bring together researchers from around the province with the aim of creating new research opportunities and fostering new collaborations. This Symposium aims to provide a forum for students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research. This meeting will cover important topics in cell biology, including signal transduction, metabolism, organelles, cellular architecture, cellular trafficking and advanced microscopy, with a portion of the meeting dedicated to translational studies and emerging methodologies. We aim to create an inclusive environment for this meeting, and one that will feature diverse participants.

Registration is now open!

Abstract submission at the time of registration is mandatory to be able to present a poster or to be considered for a talk. While there are a limited number of talks, there will be opportunities for relevant abstracts not selected for talks to be presented as posters. 

​The following deadlines will apply:

​1) To be considered for a talk, registration and abstract submission must be completed by 11:59pm August 1st, 2019. 

2) To attend the meeting and/or present a poster, registration and/or abstract submission must be completed by 11:59pm August 16th, 2019


We are delighted to have two outstanding keynote speakers, Dr. Julie St-Pierre (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Laurence Pelletier (Lunenfed-Tanenbaum Research Institute). 

In addition, there will be ~10 talks selected from the submitted abstracts (please note that to be considered for a talk, abstracts must be submitted by August 1st, 2019. 


The organizing committee for the 1st annual Ontario Cell Biology Symposium is:

Lesley MacNeil (McMaster University)
Robin Duncan (University of Waterloo)

Greg Fairn (St. Michael’s Hospital)
Andrew Wilde (University of Toronto)

Peter Kim (SickKids)

Rene Harrison (University of Toronto)
Gary Sweeney (York University)
Nina Jones (University of Guelph)
Costin Antonescu (Ryerson University)

For more information, please contact ontariocellbiology@gmail.com

Andrew Wilde