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Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC)

Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC)

The Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) Network is a network run by epigenetic researchers from across Canada, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as part of the overall CEEHRC initiative.

The scientific focus of the consortium is broad, and we intend to bridge basic, applied, and translational chromatin research, including transcriptional regulation, chromatin folding and DNA methylation.

Our mission is to develop and strengthen collaborations between Canadian scientists to advance basic epigenetic research and to translate new discoveries in the field of epigenetics into improved human health. We also aim to encourage young scientists and broaden the understanding of epigenetics amongst the general public by providing outreach and training resources. To accomplish this, we aim to:

  • Connect epigenetics researchers, remotely and in-person at our annual meeting, and to expand their reach to the broader scientific and health research communities in Canada and beyond
  • Facilitate access and dissemination of epigenomics data to researchers across Canada
  • Produce and curate epigenomics tools, software and protocols
  • Curate Canadian jobs, training opportunities and events
  • Enhance the understanding of the importance of epigenetics in the general population using educational content produced by CEEHRC epigenetics experts

For more information about the organization and events, please visit the CEEHRC website: https://thisisepigenetics.ca/events/seminars

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

Upcoming Event Details

Date: June 23, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Student Presenter: Benjamin Lebeau, Ph.D. Student, Witcher Lab, McGill University
Single Base-pair Resolution Analysis of the Altered DNA Binding Ability of Zinc-Finger 1 Mutated CTCF in the Context of Breast Epithelial Cancer

Featured Presenter: Michael Witcher – Associate Professor, McGill University
Epigenetic Reprogramming Drives Cell Invasion Programs

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Previous Event Details

Date: May 27, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Student Presenter: Shelby Squires - Undergraduate Student Researcher, Ross lab, University of Prince Edward Island
Hijacking of a Conserved Inducible Promoter by a Newly-evolved Primate Long Noncoding RNA

Featured Presenter: P. Joel Ross, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Prince Edward Island
Exploring the Roles of Long Noncoding RNAs in Autism and Activity-dependent Neuroplasticity


Date: April 22th, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Student Presenter: John Lee, Ph.D., Taylor Lab, University of Toronto
The Zinc Finger in the Cerebellum (ZIC1/4) Locus is a Context Dependent Driver Gene in Medulloblastoma

Featured Presenter: Michael D. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. – Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Professor, University of Toronto affiliated Hospital for Sick Children
Medulloblastoma is Cancer of the Homo Sapiens Rhombic Lip


Date: March 25th, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT) / 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Student Presenter: Bettina Fuglerud, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Hoodless Lab, BC Cancer Research Institute
A Study of SOX9 Activity in the Chromatin Landscape Upon Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition

Featured Presenter: Pamela Hoodless, Ph.D. – Professor and Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency
Transcriptional Dynamics Controlling Hepatic Cell Identity


Date: February 25th, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT)

Student Presenter: Giacomo Grillo, Ph.D. – Lupien Lab, University of Toronto
Reprogrammed Transposable Elements Unveil Novel Prostate Cancer Vulnerabilities

Featured Presenter: Mathieu Lupien, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Toronto and Sr. Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
From Chromatin Variants to Repetitive DNA Sequences and Cancer Stem Cells


Date: January 28th, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. (PT)

Student Presenter: Frank Hu – Majewski Lab, McGill University, and Saitou Lab, Kyoto University
Nucleome Dynamics in Normal and Stalled Development

Featured Presenter: Jacek Majewski – Professor of Human Genetics, McGill University
Nucleome Dynamics in Normal and Stalled Development


Date: December 17th, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Student Presenter: Marina Fukano – Deblois Lab, University of Montreal, and Park Lab, Goodman Cancer Institute of McGill University
Investigating Intra-tumour Metabolic and Epigenetic Heterogeneity in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Featured Presenter: Geneviève Deblois – Principal Investigator, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and Asst. Professor, University of Montreal
Metabolic and Epigenetic Adaptations Expose Vulnerabilities in Breast Cancer