CAMBAM Student Seminar-Winter 2018 Edition

The schedule for the student seminar is (approximately) set. Seminars will take place between 4-5 PM in Burnside Hall 1120. There are still slots available- if you’re interested in speaking, contact me at tyler.cassidy [at]

January 24: Tyler/Yujing: Tyler spoke about a distributed delay differential equation to model tumour cell growth and the impact of immunosurveillance on tumour growth.

January 31: Ana/Russell: Ana spoke about a paper discussing bacteria growth in “Mars”-like conditions

February 21: Russell/Ana: Russell gave a series of 15 minute synoposi of his work throughout his time at McGill! Good luck in your doctoral program!

February 28: Laurent/

March 21; Sofia+Yujing/ Ana

March 28: Yujing/Tyler: Yujing presented a paper exploring the migration of salmonella bacteria into macrophages

The Return of CAMBAM Student Seminars

Fall is in the air here at McGill, bringing with it crisp mornings, frisbee in the lower field and the CAMBAM student seminar! The seminar takes place bi-weekly in room 1120 of Burnside Hall from 4-5pm.

The schedule for Fall 2017 is:


Sept 27/Amir pt. 1: Following Google themed trivia where Kyle won 2-0, Amir spoke to us about the longest common sequence (L.C.S) problem from the computer science and microbiology perspectives. After introducing the problem, Amir discussed the naive algorithm and dynamic programming principle for the L.C.S problem before leaving us on a cliffhanger waiting to see the application to mRNA transcription.

Oct 4/Amir pt. 2: Mahmoud won alternate search engine trivia. Amir continued his presentation of the alignment problem in bioinformatics, introduced the idea of deletion, insertion and copying mutations in DNA transcription/translation, and stated the Needlemann-Wunsch and Smith-Waterman theorems.

Oct 11/ Kyle/Yujing: Yujing asked a series of questions about the logisitic map, music and Saskatchewan. Kyle presented an age structured model of red blood cell production. There was a lively discussion about units, integrals and maturation.

Oct 18/Laurent/Matt: Laurent presented some of his work discretizing the Fokker-Planck equation in order to model how immune cells ingest nanoparticles.

Oct 25/Matt/Amir : Amir led off with global warming trivia and the dire state of the world. Matt spoke about a L1 minimization problem in genetics and Mahmoud presented his difference equation model for ant populations.

Nov 8/Tyler/Kyle: Kyle asked about plastic production, recycling and exponential growth of plastic in landfills. Tyler talked about exponential growth of monocytes in the bone marrow, what are white blood cells good for anyways and who cares?

Nov 22/ Yujing/ Matt: Yujing finished this semester’s CAMBAM seminar with a presentation about how object orientation can impact visual recognition.

There are still spots available for speakers, if any one would like to present their present research, a paper they have read or a question they have thought about! Seminars are run in chalk-talk format, although it is possible to use a projector.

Computational Neuroscience Workshop 2014 – Online and Timeless Material

Hello everyone!

From the feedback I had over the last two weeks and my own feelings, force is to conclude that this year again the workshop has been an exceptional occasion to acquire and share information on computational tools available to neuroscientists. (more…)

Computational Neuroscience Workshop – 2014

Flyer - Comp. Neur. 2014

Good day everyone!

Over the course of the last few months, a team of McGill neuroscience students and post-docs have been preparing talks on the topic of computational neuroscience aimed at explaining computational techniques that they are applying to their data, the results of which will be presented at the Computational Neuroscience Workshop 2014.


“Computational Neuroscience Workshop” you said!?!


Several members of the CAMBAM student community, and professors associated with it, are studying in the field of neuroscience, but CAMBAM only rarely sponsored neuroscience events. It is time for this to change! (more…)

3rd CAMBAM Annual Meeting (2012)

CAMBAM 3rd Annual Meeting, 8 June 2012, McGill Faculty Club 3450 McTavish Street


Visit of the LBUM on April 18th

Hello everyone,

After the success of our visit to the Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montréal (IRCM) last fall, we looked for an interesting and entertaining laboratory with a touch of “magic”. After a survey of the laboratories of Montréal, we decided on the Laboratoire de Biorhéologie et d’Ultrasonographie Médicale (LBUM). For us “muggles” who never heard of the magic of biorheology: it refers to the  dynamics of biological fluids and tissues. The LBUM develops mathematical models for and researches the use of ultrasound imaging – and has also generously agreed to present to us their work, methods, and instruments during an extensive on-site visit. (more…)

CAMBAM fellowship competition

So, here is the repost of CAMBAM’s call for applications for your convenience:

### Beginning of  call for applications ###

MPrime ( has generously awarded $100,000 to CAMBAM for
the support of research fellowships (graduate, postdoctoral and undergraduate),
industrial internships and travel awards.

Funding categories

  • Graduate research fellowships (MSc, PhD or PDF): $5,000
  • Undergraduate research fellowships: $2,000
  • Internships at a Canadian industrial partner: $7,000
  • Travel awards: up to $1,500

Funding period
April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013 (more…)

Clinical study on-site visit: How can applied mathematics help insulin-dependent diabetics?

Institut de la Recherche Clinique à Montreal, 10-14h, October 12, 2011


Hi everybody, we are proud to announce the upcoming CAMBAM student event.

Ahmad, a very energetic PhD student, works on a challenging project: a control algorithm for fully automated administration of insulin in type 1 diabetic patients. After visiting him and his great team in the Institut de la Recherche Clinique à Montreal, we invite you to come as well.

Applied Mathematics gone all the way to medical devices, individual patient modelling, and clinical testing? Come and see yourself…click here to see the details: (more…)

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