MBP Symposium 2024

The 2024 MBP Symposium is happening on May 1st & 9th

The MBP Symposium is an annual research and networking conference that offers graduate students the opportunity to showcase their excellent research to colleagues and scientists within the MBP community. The event is an invaluable opportunity for students to present to a diverse audience, network with alumni and explore potential career paths. 

Day 1 (Wednesday May 1st) will feature the James Lepock Memorial Symposium, which will showcase student research talks and three exciting keynote talks from MBP alumni. All student talks will be presented in-person at the U of T Bahen Centre. The event will close with an afternoon networking reception

Day 2 (Thursday May 9th) will feature the annual Alumni-Student Networking Reception Day, which includes a career panel and round table networking sessions with MBP alumni.

All MBP faculty and students are highly encouraged to participate.

Below you will find important information for presenters and attendees of the event. Information will continue to be updated as the event approaches.

RSVP Here (required for presenters and attendees)

Abstract submissions are now closed!

Attendees and presenters should RSVP here.

Student Talks

Lower Year:

1) Alejandra Castilla - "High-resolution magic-angle NMR spectroscopy in human-derived cerebral organoids: how well do they resemble the human brain?"

2) Zoey Wang - Dissecting the role of neuronal mimicry and innervation in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours 

3) Ben Martin - "Rapid detection of metastatic oral cancer with whole-image analysis"

4) Eaman Almasri - "MR-Linac Resting State Functional Imaging For Adaptive Radiotherapy of Glioblastoma"

Upper Year:

1) Peter Lin - "Identifying Novel MYC-Driven Vulnerabilities in Breast Cancer"

2) Logine Negm - "The landscape of primary mismatch repair deficient gliomas in children, adolescents and young adults"

3) Steven De Michino - "Heterochromatin Profiling in Lymphoma Patient Plasma for the Discovery of Novel Chromatin Variants

4) Quin Xie - "Metabolic dysfunction associated with alterations in gut microbiota in obese adolescents"