2024 Annual Conference

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Annual Meeting 2024

CSMB2024 – Gene Regulation: From Cells to Systems

From May 6 – May 8th in 2024, the University of Manitoba will host the 67th Annual Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Meeting in Winnipeg, at the University of Manitoba Bannatyne campus. The conference theme will be “Gene Regulation: From Cells to Systems. This will be an opportunity to showcase Canadian Science in an emerging field and to develop new research opportunities and collaborations. Our aim is to attract researchers from across Canada and internationally by offering top-tier speakers and special programming for trainees, all at an affordable cost. We encourage you to register your entire team!

We emphasize that the conference is designed to be broad in nature – If you are doing work in any area of molecular biosciences, we encourage you to attend the meeting and present your latest research! The meeting is ideal for trainees, with 75 % of platform talks picked from abstracts. Some platform sessions will run in parallel, but the entire group will come together for the keynote address and award talks. The conference will feature 2 poster sessions.

In addition to coffee breaks mid-morning and at poster sessions, registration includes:

Day 1 – Catered evening reception at UManitoba

Day 2 – Lunch and coffee breaks

Day 3 – Lunch, coffee breaks, and Dinner Banquet

The conference begins with trainee-centered workshops at 1 pm on May 6th. The meeting ends with the evening banquet on May 8th.

Registration is open as of November 27, 2023. Keep an eye on this website for updates regarding speakers, programming, and special events!

We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!

Organizing Committee for CSMB2024

Dr. Mojgan Rastegar (Chair)
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba; Co-Director – Manitoba Epigenetic Network
Research Keywords: Epigenetics, Transcription, DNA Methylation, Neurodevelopment, Rett Syndrome

Dr. James Davie
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and medical Genetics, University of Manitoba; Co-Director – Manitoba Epigenetic Network
Research Keywords: Epigenetics Control

Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden
Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba
Research Keywords: Synthetic biology, Next-generation sequencing, and Biomolecular design

Dr. Susan Logue
Assistant Professor, Department of Human anatomy and cell science, University of Manitoba
Research Keywords: Apoptosis, Cancer, Cell death, Cell signaling, Cell stress

Dr. Sean McKenna
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba
Research Keywords: Protein-RNA interactions, Nucleic acid structure/function, Cancer

Dr. Denice Bay
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba
Research Interests: Antimicrobial resistance, Multi-omics, Efflux pumps, Antiseptic resistance/ tolerance

Dr. Sanoji Wijenayake
Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg
Research Keywords: Postnatal Development, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Maternal Milk

Dr. Paul Marcogliese
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba
Research Interests: Disease models, Drosophila, Functional genomics, Genetics, Molecular biology, Movement disorders

For questions or sponsorship information, please contact Dr. Mojgan Rastegar at mojgan.rastegar@umanitoba.ca