Invited Lectures at McGill Univeristy


3.10.96            Interdisciplinary research seminar series, Royal Victoria Hospital,

27.11.96          Centre for Research in Neuroscience. The Montreal General Hospital,

7.5.97              Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy.              

20.10.97          Deptartment of Pediatrics, Montreal Childrens Hospital.

27.11.97          Deptartment of Biochemistry.

26.5.98            Animal Care Facility, Montreal Neurological Institute, Lecture at Lunch.

8.1.99              Grand Rounds, Montreal Neurological Institute.

12.8.99            Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Research Retreat.

24.11.99          Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital.

8.2.00              Department of Pharmacology. Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital.

20.10.03          Neuroprotection lecture series, Neurology and Neurosurgery, MNI. Department of Physics

30.11.04          Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital

07.06.05          Neuro-Engineering Workshop, Montreal Neurological Institute

15.02.06          Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital

15.06.06          Deptment of Anatomy and Cell Biology Retreat

27.10.06          Biogen-IDEC Canadian-French Multiple Sclerosis Symposium, MNI

07.11.06          Spine Workshop, MNI

08.06.07          Neuro-Engineering Workshop, Montreal Neurological Institute

16.06.08          Neuro-Engineering Workshop, Montreal Neurological Institute

22.02.10          Department of Pharmacology

01.11.10          Biology of Brain Cancer Retreat, Montreal Neurological Institute

03.12.10          Keynote Lecture, Discovery Day, Montreal Neurological Institute

17.05.12          The David R. Colman Memorial Symposium, Montreal Neurological Institute

23.01.13          Neurophysics/Biophotonics/Neuroengineering McGill – Laval Workshop.

25.01.13          NeuroEngineering and Advanced Neural Technologies, McGill – Imperial College Workshop,

                         Montreal Neurological Institute

12.05.13          7th CAN-IBRO School Workshop, McGill University

05.08.13          Neuro-Engineering Workshop, Montreal Neurological Institute

07.11.13          McGill Anatomy and Cell Biology Student’s Society Seminar

13.04.14          Cambridge Brain Repair Centre-MNI/H Workshop, MNI Lecture and Session Chair

20.05.14          8th CAN-IBRO School Workshop, MNI, McGill University

10.09.14          McGill Integrated Program in Neuroscience, Speaker and Session Chair

01.10.14          McGill CREATE Media training workshop.

07.11.14          Speaker and Session Chair, MS Xchange conference, MNI.

25.11.14          Neurodegenerative Disorders Group Seminar, MNI

12.12.14          Leukodystrophy Disorders Group Seminar, MNI

29.01.15          Neuroengineering Seminar, MNI

25.03.15          McGill Miniscience Seminar, Faculty of Science, Bronfman Hall, McGill.

23.09.15          Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital, McGill.

24.05.16          10th CAN-IBRO School Workshop, MNI, McGill University

22.06.16          McGill Anatomy and Cell Biology Retreat, St. Gabriel, QC. 


Invited Lectures Outside McGill


23.10.89          International meeting on electrophoresis, Technical University, Munich.

18.1.90            Section of  Neuroanatomy, School of Medicine, Yale University.

25.4.90            Department of Biological Science, Lehman College of C.U.N.Y., NYC, NY.

9.5.95              15th Blankenese Conference: Molecular Basis of Neural Development, Plasticity,

                          and Disease: Three Sides of a Story?  Hamburg-Blankenese, Germany.

22.6.96            Canadian association for anatomy, neurobiology and cell biology.  London, Ontario, Canada.

28.10.96          Institut de recherche en neurosciences, Faculte de Medecine, Universite d’Ottawa. Ottawa,

                         Ontario, Canada.

12.2.97            Departement de Pathologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

14.5.97            Institute of Cell Biology, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland.

16.5.97            Zoologisches Institut, Universitat Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

27.8.97            Focus on Epilepsy IV. Seizure-Induced Brain Damage:  Neuroprotection as an Approach to Epilepsy

                         Treatment. Ste-Adele, QC, Canada

21.11.97          Centre de recherche en sciences neurologiques, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal.

5.6.98              Canadian Association for Laboratory Science.  Montreal Regional Chapter Annual General Meeting. 

                          Montreal, Canada.

16.6.98            21st Annual Meeting of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Canadian Association for

                         Neurosciences Symposium, Montreal, Canada

11.5.99            UCLA Brain Research Institute Seminar. Los Angeles California, USA.

18.6.99            Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust Symposium. Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

29.9.99            Departement de Pathologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal. Canada

17.11.99          Neurotrophics, Toronto, Canada.

6.1.00              The Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, McMaster University.

28.1.00            Department of Neuroscience, Univeristy of Florida Brain Institute, Gainsville, Florida.

14.2.00            Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.

2-5.3.00           10th annual CSBMCB/SCBBMC, Winternational 2000 Symposium: Genes and Development. Banff, Alberta.

15.5.00            Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz.

13.3.01            Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa.

8.5.01              XXIIIrd International Symposium of the Centre de Recherche en Sciences Neurologiques.

                          The Spinal Cord: Regeneration, Repair, and Functional Recovery After Trauma. Universite de Montreal. 

2.10.01            Department of Psychology, McMaster University.

21.12.01          Aegera Therapeutique Inc., Montreal.

27.05.02          Institut de recherche en neurosciences, Faculte de Medecine, Universite d’Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

13.06.02          Canadian Federation for Biological Sciences Montreal, Quebec, Canada

10.02.03          Departement de Pathologie, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal. Canada

28.03.03          Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

17.04.03          Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

26.04.04          Chaired Session on oligodendrocyte precursor cell migration, Myelin Gordon Conference, Barga, Italy.

22.06.05          Session Chair, Synapse Development and Formation Neuron-Glia Interactions, 27th Symposium

                           International Centre de Recherche en Sciences Neurologiques, Universite de Montreal.

29.09.05          INSERM: What are the possible strategies to regenerate axons? La Londe-Les-Maures, France. 

18.10.05          Guidance Proteins in Cancer and Development Mt Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

03.11.05          National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)-Fonds de la recherché en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ)

                          Joint Workshop on Neuroscience, Shanghai, China.

08.11.05          Tianjin Neurological Institute, Tianjin, China

13.03.06          Institut de recherche en neurosciences, Faculte de Medecine, Universite d’Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

11.04.06          University of Calgary, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

29.05.06          Biologie des interactions neurones-glie, Unite INSERM U495, Universite P et M Curie Hopital de la

                          Salpetriere, Paris, France.

28.01.07          Winter Brain Conference, Snowmass, Colorado.

23.02.07          Centre de Recherche Université Laval Robert Giffard

12.06.07          Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology Research Retreat, Mont Gabriel, Quebec.

03.08.07          Lindisfarne Fellows Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

22.10.07          Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, UQUAM, Montreal, Quebec.

28.11.07          West Virginia University Medical School, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

16.01.08          Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

01.02.08          Dept. Physiology, Unversite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.

31.03.08          Dept. Biochemistry, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.

05.05.08          Invited Lecture, Myelin Gordon Conference, Barga, Italy.

29.08.08          Departamento de Quimica Biologica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, UBA-CONICET,

                           Buenos Aires, Argentina.

02.09.08          Invited Lecture, 1 Congresso IBRO/LARC de Neurociencias da America Latina, Caribe, e Peninsula Iberica.

                           Buzios, Brazil.

29.01.09          Winter Brain Conference, Copper Mountain Colorado, Lecturer and Session Chair.

12.02.09          Allen Brain Institute, Seattle, Washington. 

14.04.09          Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.

22.07.09          4th International Conference of Neurons and Brain Disease, University of Toronto.

18.07.09          Lindisfarne Fellows Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

05.11.09          School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.

08.11.09          Minisymposium on Neural Circuit Assembly and Plasticity. The 8th biennial conference of the Chinese

                          Society for Neuroscience, Guangzhou, China

10.11.09          Dept of Biology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.

07.04.10          Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto.

16.05.10          Session Chair, Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Ottawa.

30.06.10          International Conference on Neurons and Brain Disease, AND: Association for Neurons and Brain

                          Disease. Bristol, UK.

05.07.10          Universite P et M Curie Hopital de la Salpetriere, Paris, France.

24.07.10          Lindisfarne Fellows Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

12.11.10          Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Universite de Montreal.

30.11.10          Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, University of

                         Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

8.12.10            Keynote Lecture, EndMS Conference, MS Society of Canada, Whistler, B.C.

04.01.11          The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Developmental Biology Seminar Series University of

                        Pennsylvania School of Medicine

17.01.11          Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

14.02.11          Center of Excellence in Neuromics, CHUM-Université de Montreal, Montreal

14.03.11          Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – Neuroscience, University of Ottawa

08.06.11          Davidson Lecture, Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY.

12.10.11          Lindisfarne Fellows Conference, New Lebanon, NY.

23.01.12          Winter Brain Conference, Snowbird, Utah.

29.03.12          Imperial College, NeuroEngineering NeuroTechnology Symposium, London, UK. 

01.06.12          Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany.

04.06.12          Institute for Molecular and Cellular Cognition, Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH),

                         University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

11.06.12          Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

26.06.12          Association for Neurons and Brain Disease (AND) annual meeting. Montreal. 

07.12.12          End MS lecture, Centre de recherché du CHU de Quebec, CHUL.

18.06.13          NeuroPhysics Conference, Foret Montmorency, Quebec. 

03.07.13          School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong

                         University, Shangahi, China

24.08.13          Symposium on Neural Circuit Development and Function, The Rockefeller University, NYC, NY, USA.

25.10.13          “Catch the Brain Wave” Series, Lester Pearson School Board, Montreal.

21.11.13            Neuroscience Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

04.04.14          Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Université Laval Centre de recherche de l'Institut

                          universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, Québec.

05.16.14          Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, Germany

09.04.14          Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, ORI, University of Ottawa.

06.10.14          Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

16.10.14          Co-innovation Center of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong, China

23.10.14          Echanges Franco-Quebecois, Montpellier, Biogen Idec.

19.06.15          Neuroscience Research Colloquium lecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

16.07.15          Symposium Speaker, XII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease. Bilbao, Spain. 

21.07.15          Department of Physiology, University Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy

15.01.16          Neuroscience Research Program, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

26.02.16          Division of Biological Sciences, UCSD, San Diego, USA.

10.03.16          8th Annual Postdoctoral Research Day, Keynote Speaker, University of Ottawa.

14.07.16          11th Annual International Conference for Neurons and Brain Disease, AND Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

31.08.16          Department of Neuroscience, John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of

                          Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.



11.3.1999           CBC Radio Morningside Interview with Dave Broadsteader,

                            Brain Awareness Week.

03-07.08.99     Dendrite: Collaboration with choreographer Rebecca Todd.

                            Shared Habitat Festival of Art, Science, and the Environment. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

5.2000              Interview on neurodevelopment for Todays Parent Magazine.

18-20.08.02     Shared Habitat II: Symposium on Dance and Biology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

11-21.06.03      Kiss: Collaboration with choreographer Maxine Heppner Shared Habitat Festival of Art and

                          the Environment Shared Habitat II: Festival of Dance, Film, Visual Art, and Biology.

                          Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10.10.2012      Interview with Emily Underwood for Science Now, comments published in “Stem Cells Safe for Rare

                          Brain Disorder”, in Science.

12.02.2013      Newsmaker: How the Brain makes Memories. Interview with Paul Karwatsky CTV NEWS

14.02.2013      Interview with Isabelle Grégoire from L’Actualité for article “Neuroéducation”

12.09.2013      Interview with Mathieu Perreault from La Presse regarding NeuroEngineering.

2013-2014       Consultant for “Leave a Trace” by Tyyne Claudia Pollmann, art installation at the

                          Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

05.08.2014      Interview with Dan Keller for MS Discovery Forum (

04.05.2015      Interview with Jamie Talan for Neurology Today

25.05.2015      Interview with Andre Bernard for Découverte, Radio-Canada-Télévision,