Poster Prizes


2016

First Prize: Marie-Claude Carrier (1000 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
Interplay between the chaperone Hfq and two sRNAs dictates regulation of oppA mRNA in E coli
Second Prize: Rachel Jodoin (750 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
The G-Quadruplex Translation Regulation of BAG-1: an mRNA involved in Colorectal Cancer
Third Prize: Amanda Charlesworth (500 CAD)
University of Toronto
The Long and the Short of it: Dissecting the Differential Functions of the Argonaute CSR-1 throughout C. elegans Development

2015

First Prize: Ashley Chin (1000 CAD)
IRCM
Defining the role of mRNA localization in regulating epithelial cell polarity
Second Prize: Adrien Chauvier (750 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
Folding and regulation mechanism of the thiC riboswitch
Third Prize: Pauline Adjibade (500 CAD)
Université Laval
Formation of stress granules by tyrosine kinase inhibitors

2014

First Prize: Marie-Claude Carrier (750 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
New role for prokaryotic "junk" RNA : identification of a sRNA sponge
Second Prize: Jennifer Chu (550 CAD)
McGill University
Probing the mechanism of action of Silvestrol through genetic engineering of a eIF4A allele
Third Prize: Cedric Belair (350 CAD)
Yale University
The RNA exosome in human embryonic stem cell function: beyond the RNA degradation machinery

2013

First Prize: Laure Newburn (800 CAD)
York University
RNA Structures and Interactions Required for Translational Readthrough in Tobacco Necrosis Virus
Second Prize: Laurène Bastet (500 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
When the small RNA OmrB meets the CoB12 riboswitch
Third Prize: Matthew W.L. Lau (350 CAD)
NHLBI, NIH
Evolution of an alternative catalytic strategy and metal ion specificity from the coenzyme-dependent glmS riboswitch-ribozyme

2012

First Prize: Karine Boulay (800 CAD)
Université de Montréal
The RNA binding protein Staufen1 is regulated by post-translational modifications
Second Prize: Mathieu Lavoie (500 CAD)
Université de Sherbrooke
A new motif defines the sequence specificity of the yeast RNase III
Third Prize: Joseph Perera (350 CAD)
Ottawa University
Cancer cells harness a switch in translation initiation for tumerogenesis

2011

First Prize: Lara Ajamian (1000 CAD)
Adrew Mouland Lab / McGill University
UPF1: La CRM de la CRM of HIV-1 vRNA export
Second Prize: Hubert Salvail (500 CAD)
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
The small RNA RyhB activates the translation of cirA mRNA encoding a colicin I receptor
Third Prize: Maxime Simoneau-Roy (500 CAD)
Daniel Lafontaine Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
The thiB riboswitch of E. coli: a trans-acting riboswitch?

2010

Poster prizes 2010 - Video
First Prize: James Uniacke (1000 CAD)
Stephen Lee Lab / University of Ottawa
Epidermal growth factor receptor translation is regulated by oxygen via HIF2a
Second Prize: Julie-Anna Benjamin (500 CAD)
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
A new mechanism of mRNA protection against sRNA-induced degradation
Third Prize: Krishna Kannan (500 CAD)
Alexander Mankin Lab / University of Illinois
The mechanism of macrolide action: how accurate are the old paradigms ?

2009

First Prize: Hubert Salvail (2000 CAD)
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
The small regulatory RNA RyhB is essential for siderophore production in E. coli.
Second Prize: Mathieu Lavoie (1000 CAD)
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
CUT and CHIP: A New Approach for the Identification and Characterization of Decay Signals
Third Prize: Guillaume Desnoyers (500 CAD)
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Small RNA-induced differential degradation of the polycistronic mRNA iscRSUA
Fourth Prize: Bobbijo Sawchyn (500 CAD)
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
Using RNA expression in the identification and characterization of gcd, a toxic peptide in Escherichia coli

2008

First Prize: Ghada Ghazal (1000 CAD)
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Yeast RNase III suppresses the expression of aberrant RNA by mediating polyadenylation independent torpedo termination
Second Prize: Hubert Salvail (500 CAD)
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Induction of siderophores in E.Coli: the small RNA RyhB activates both the enterobactin synthesis and the shikimate import pathway
Third Prize: Mathieu Lavoie (300 CAD)
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Characterization of the stem-loop requirements for yeast RNase III binding and cleavage

2007

First Prize: Guillaume Jannot (1000 CAD)
Martin Simard Lab / Université Laval
A potential partnership between microRNA and the ribosomal machinery factors
Second Prize: Catherine Olivier (500 CAD)
Pascal Chartrand Lab / Université de Montréal
She2p is implicated in cell development through proper mRNA localization in daughter yeast cells
Third Prize: Ghada Ghazal (300 CAD)
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
RNase III regulates the expression of polycistronic RNA in yeast

2006

First Prize: Nicolas Paquin
Pascal Chartrand Lab / Université de Montréal
Yeast casein kinase activates the translation of the bud-localized ASH1 mRNA via phosphorylation of the eIF4G-binding protein Khd1p
Second Prize: Audrey Dubé
Jean-Pierre Perreault Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Identification of proteins interacting with Peach Latent Mosaic Viroid RNAs
Third Prize: Luc Furic
Luc Desgroseillers Lab / Université de Montréal
Identification of the Staufen1-binding Motif in mRNAs
Mélina Arguin
Eric Massé Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Hfq RNA chaperone predetermines mRNAs targeted by a small regulatory RNA
Marie-Éve Boisverst
Martin Simard Lab / Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de l'Université Laval
Playing with the small RNA pathways
Karine Boulay
Luc Desgroseillers Lab / Université de Montréal
Characterization of the association between Stau1 and ribosomes
Samuel Dugré-Brisson
Luc Desgroseillers Lab / Université de Montréal
Interaction of Staufen1 with the 5' end of mRNA facilitates translation of these RNAs
Casey Fowler
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
Identification of the Staufen1-binding Motif in mRNAs

2005

Ihor Batruch
Philippe Johnson Lab / York University
NMR and thermodynamic characterization of the binding of a novel inhibitor to DHFR
Karine Boulay
Luc Desgroseillers Lab / Université de Montréal
Characterization of the association between Stau1 and ribosomes
John Calarco
Benjamin Blencowe Lab / University of Toronto
Characterization of nSR100, a novel neuronal-specific SR-related protein
Philippe Cloutier
Benoit Chabot Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Characterization of a splicing enhancer element that enforces the production of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-xL
Samuel Dugré-Bisson
Luc Desgroseillers Lab / Université de Montréal
Interaction of Staufen1 with the 5'end of mRNA facilitates translation of these RNAs
Casey Fowler
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
Selection for functional riboswitches from partially random libraries within a bacterial system
Grégory Léon
Paul Roy Lab / Université Laval
Study of a Group II class C intron within the chromosomal integron of Nitrosomonas europaea: potential role in casette formation and integron evolution
Razvan Nutiu
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
A DNA/Protein enzyme nanoengine for 'On-demand' release and precise delivery of molecules
Rade Sajic
Alan Cochrance Lab / University of Toronto
Strategies to control HIV-1 replication
James Uniacke
Bill Zerges Lab / Concordia University
mRNA localization for thylakoid membrane biogenesis and repair

2004

Dongling Ge
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Defining yeast RNaselll's role in the turnover of mRNAs involved in glucose metabolism
Mélissa Léger
Léa Brakier-Gingras Lab / Université de Montréal
Interaction between the ribosome and the frameshift stimulatory signal of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)
Jean-François Lemay
Daniel Lafontaine Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Structure-function studies of the adenine riboswitch associated with the ydhL gene of Bacillus subtilis
Razvan Nutiu
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
In Vitro selection of structure-switching aptamers
Nicolas Paquin
Pascal Chartrand Lab / Université de Montréal
Khd1p regulates the translation of the bud-localized ASH1 mRNA through its interaction with elF-4G
Gilles Robichaud
Jean-Pierre Perreault Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Functional evaluation of the human Pax-5 isoforms using a delta ribozyme-based technology
Karen Yam
Benoit Cousineau Lab / McGill University
Lactococcus lactis live vaccines against leishmaniasis

2003

John Achenbach
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
Two proficient self-phosphorylating deoxyribozymes with different secondary structures
Jason Aulds
Mark Schmitt Lab / Upstate Medical University
RNase MRP: Roles in cell cycle regulation and Cartilage-hair Hypoplasia
Éveline Clair
Imed Gallouzi Lab / McGill University
HuR plays a role in maintaining normal stress and apoptosis responses
Stéphanie Larose
Sherif Abou Elela Lab / Université de Sherbrooke
Two promoters for the yeast telomerase RNA
Mélissa Léger
Léa Brakier-Gingras Lab / Université de Montréal
Characterization of the interaction between the bacterial ribosome and the frameshift stimulatory signal of the human immunodeficiency virus type-1
Shirley Hsin-Ju Mei
Yingfu Li Lab / McMaster University
Secondary structural determination of a fluorescence signaling DNA enzyme