March and April 2016

1 Mar 2016
Vol. 9, no. 2

2016 RQR Symposium in Vieux-Québec!

We are delighted to inform you that the 9th Symposium of the Réseau Québécois en reproduction will take place on November 8th and 9th 2016 at the Espaces Dalhousie in Vieux-Québec.

You can now save the date!

Guest speakers

As in the past years, the RQR researchers and trainees are invited to submit their guest speaker suggestions by email at

You can begin to think about it!

Pre-symposium workshop – Notice to the trainees!

The day prior the Symposium, the RQR has traditionally scheduled a training workshop aimed mainly for you! You are therefore invited, as RQR trainees, to send us – by email at – your topics suggestions for this workshop, to be held on Monday November 7th at the Espaces Dalhousie.

Give us your ideas!


A block of rooms is reserved at the Hotel Port-Royal – 4 minute walk – at the special price of $147 per night, including parking and breakfast.

Classic Suite: 1 Queen bed and equipped kitchen

Deluxe Suite: 1 Queen or King bed (according to availability) and equipped kitchen

Deluxe Plus Suite: 1 Queen or King bed (according to availability), 1 sofa bed and equipped kitchen

Room reservations are made directly with the Hotel Port-Royal, by contacting Agnès Marsoin at 418 692-2777 extension 126 or by email at mentioning the name of the group SYMPOSIUM to benefit from the special price.

RQR videoconference – Dr. Sue Hammoud

  • Date: Wednesday April 6th, at 2pm
  • Place: FMV in St-Hyacinthe
  • Title of the presentation: Chromatin and transcriptional dynamics during germ cell development
  • Follow the link to register to the videoconference

Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation containing the information relating to the procedure for access to the webinar. For further information:

2016 CRRD Research Day

Breakthroughs in Reproduction and Development : May 31st, 2016 at McGill’s New Residence Hall from 8am – 5pm.

Invited Lecturers

Robert S. Viger – Centre Hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL)

Jodi Anne Flaws – Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Illinois

Sally A. Camper – James V. Neel Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School

Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 11:59PM Register here

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 1st, 2016, 11:59PM Guidelines for registration and abstract submission

Please consult the link for all the details.

Two RQR trainees stand out at 2016 SRI congress

The Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) international congress was held in Montreal from March 16th to 19th. Among the four (4) RQR trainees who have been awarded the SRI President’s Presenter’s Award, two (2) were RQR members, Marie-Charlotte Meinsohn, from Dr. Bruce D. Murphy’s laboratory, and Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, from Dr. Sylvie Girard’s laboratory. Their abstracts were selected from more than 800 submitted!

The RQR also had a booth during this end users event to promote our network!

Congratulations to our two students and thank you for promoting the RQR internationally!