McMaster University

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Fellows' Seminar Series 2018

Date: May 11

Time: TBA

Speaker: Natalie Williams

Topic: Dietary assessment tools used in the NutriGen Birth Cohort Alliance

Date: April 13

Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Aurora Majia Benitez

Topic: Beneficial effect of high number of copies of salivary Amylase gene on Obesity risk

Date: March 2

Time: 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Laura Anderson

Topic: Measurement of Cardiometabolic Risk in Early Childhood


Date: February 9

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Speaker: Kate Kennedy (PhD Candidate)

Topic: Prenatal programming of disease risk: the maternal microbiota in placental function and fetal intestine development


Date: January 19

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Kwan

Topic: An overview of his work, including INCH and some projects in which he is using novel methods to collect contextually-relevant data

Fellows' Seminar Series 2017

Date: November 24

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Speaker: Loshana Sockalingham

Topic: Discussion of the paper "Objective assessment of dietary patterns by use of metabolic phenotyping: a randomised, controlled, crossover trial"

Date: November 2

Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Speaker: Jayneel Limbachia

Topic: Discussion of the paper "Maternal vitamin B12 in pregnancy and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis"

Date: September 8, 2017

Time: 1:00 to 3:30 pm

Speaker1: Sayantee Jana (1-2pm)

Speaker2: Victoria Miller (2:15-3:15)

Topics: Summary of their research work and their future plans

Date: June 22, 2017

Speaker: Drs. Sonia Anand and Zubin Punthakee

Topic: Data from the RICH LEGACY project and the START studies which explore lifestyle risk factors in school-aged children

Date: April 7, 2017

Speaker: Kristen Viaje

Topic: Results from a systematic review of randomized trials of dietary micronutrients on pregnancy outcomes

Date: February 17, 2017

Speaker: Ben Keating

Title: Importance of Country-specific Databases for Micronutrient Analyses: the Vitamin D Example

Fellows' Seminar Series 2016

Date: December 16, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Jen Stearns

Title: Microbial metabolism in the early infant gut – proposals for mechanistic studies

Date: November 4, 2016

Speakers: Drs. Russell de Souza and Phil Britz-McKibbon

Topic: The recent publication entitled "Comparing metabolite profiles of habitual diet in serum and urine

Date: October 7, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Amel Lamri

Topic: GWAS Data Quality Methods

Speaker: Randa Stringer

Title: Expression and Methylation: QC and Pre-Processing

Date: August 19, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Marie Pigeyre

Title: Association between Obesity predisposing Genes, Energy Intake and Adiposity in Early Life

Date: July 8, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Katherine Morrison

Title: Growth Monitoring in Pediatric Research

Date: June 21, 2016

Speaker: Benjamin Keating

Title: The Association between Vitamin D Intake during Pregnancy with Wheezing and Colds during the First Year of Life

Date: April 29, 2016

Speaker: Maxwell Tran

Title: Infant Feeding Practices and Food Sensitization in a Canadian Birth Cohort

Date: April 1, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Amel Lamri

Title: Sequencing of the South Asian Genome

Date: February 26, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Michael Zulyniak

Title: The Association Between Diet During Pregnancy and Infant Birth Weight in White Europeans and South Asians

Date: January 15, 2016

Speaker: Vanessa Ha

Title: Siri, What Should I Eat?

Fellows' Seminar Series 2015

Date: December 18, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Mateen Shaikh

Title: A Different Paradigm to Detect Differential Abundance of Taxa in Microbiome Data

Date: November 27, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Padmaja Subbarao

Title: CHILD Study – Lung Function methods and preliminary results

Date: October 30, 2015

Speaker: Keith Tam

Title: Maternal Diet and Infant Atopic Disease at 1-Year

Date: August 14, 2015

Speaker: Natalie Campbell

Title: NutriGen Data Requests

Date: May 15, 2015

Speaker: Egbert Clevers

Title: Gene expression in CHILD and biological and technical variation

Date: April 24, 2015

Speaker: Zahra Sohani

Title: Ethnic variation in methylation of birthweight and length

Date: March 27, 2015

Speaker: Sujane Kandasamy

Title: Introduction on the ongoing Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) study

Date: February 27, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Russ de Souza

Topic: Group Discussion on Approaches for drawing causal inferences from epidemiological birthcohorts: A review

Date: January 23, 2015

Speaker: Egbert Clevers

Title: Research Plans for CHILD

Date: December 19, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Mateen Shaikh

Title: Ongoing development of novel methods for the analysis of microbiome data generated from the NutriGen alliance cohort

Fellows' Seminar Series 2014

Date: November 28, 2014

Speaker: Vanessa Ha

Title: Conducting a network meta-analysis to assess the effects of maternal dietary patterns on glycemic control

Date: October 24, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Stearns

Title: Microbial Profiles from the CHILD Subset

Additional Materials

Date: September 19, 2014

Speaker: Zahra Sohani

Title: Investigating the methylation and gene expression patterns of low birth weight genes in START and CHILD cohorts


Date: August 15, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Michael Zulyniak

Title: FFQs and Dietary Pattern Analysis Full


Fellows Presentation FFQs and Dietary Pattern Analysis

Date: July 18, 2014

Speaker: Randa Stringer

Title: A review of quality control and pre-processing measures for the Illumina 450K BeadChip


Date: June 13, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Pia Reece

Title: Gene expression profiling in differentiating progenitor cells from cord blood


Date: May 23, 2014

Round Table Discussion of: Accounting for cellular heterogeneity is critical in epigenome-wide association studies.


Date: April 25, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Russell de Souza and Alecia Korkowski

Title: Birth Cohort Alliance: Data Management Planning


Date: February 28, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Sonia Anand

Title: Nutrition Grant Overview


Date: January 24, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Mateen Shaikh

Title: Microbiome and Data Integration: Statistical and Logistical Challenges