The CRBS Student Consortium hosts a biweekly student seminar series with the promise of exciting student talks.

The seminar series since 2018 were a great success and witnessed the attendance and participation of students and professors from across the CRBS. The 2022-2023 series is building on this by delivering exciting research conducted by CRBS students.

We are pleased to present the latest schedule here.



CRBS annual Symposium 2022

The next CRBS Symposium will be held on Monday November 7, 2022 at the McGill New Residence Hall. 

 We have the following confirmed plenary speakers: Alessandro Costa (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK), David Schriemer (University of Calgary), Maria Spies (Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA),

 As in previous years, we will also have presentations by a new investigator Siavash Vahidi (University of Guelph) and a new CRBS member Jérôme Waldispühl (McGill University).

Poster sessions, short talks from students and exhibitors are also on the agenda of this event.


Registration is free but students and postdocs need to register before October 21st 2022 if they want their abstract to be selected for an oral presentation.

Please register HERE


The CRBS Booklet is a collection of student experiences as speakers in the Student Seminar Series hosted by the CRBS Student Consortium. These seminars are an integral part of the graduate research experience and highlight the rich diversity of research problems being addressed through biophysical, chemical, and synthetic biology approaches.

CRBS summer bootcamps

Summer Bootcamp 2022


August 19th, 2022; 10:00am-1:00pm

Chimera program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data

Instructors: Peter Yang & Yao Shen

August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 2022; 10:00am-1:00pm

Fundamentals of Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

Instructor: Kim Munro

June 17th, 2022; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Exploration des structures de protéines avec PyMOL et alphafold 2

Instructor: Jean-Francois Trempe

Summer Bootcamp 2021

July 27th, 2021; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Using Native Mass Spectrometry to Investigate Protein Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

Instructor: Christopher Thibodeaux

August 3rd, 2021; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Investigating protein-ligand interactions using NMR

Instructors: Jean-Francois Trempe & Tara Sprules

August 10th, 2021; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Introduction to Biological Computations with Python

Instructor: Juan Carvajal

Summer Bootcamp 2020

June 30th, 2020; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Exploring Protein Structures and Interactions using PyMol

Instructor: Jean-Francois Trempe

July 21st, 2020; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Probing Protein Dynamic Structure with Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry

Instructors: Christopher Thibodeaux

August 11th, 2020; 1:00pm-4:00pm

Learning to do Map Segmentations and Make Movies in Chimera and Chimera X

Instructor: Joaquin Ortega

CRBS Bench-to-Business workshop

October 7th, 2022; 1:00pm-3:00pm

Start-up edition


October 25th, 2021; 11:00am-1:00pm

From Laboratory Discovery to Big Pharma and back


CRBS Bench-to-Bedside workshops

April 19th, 2022; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Focus on infectious diseases


April 22nd, 2021; 10:00am-noon

Ion channels and personalized medicine


Inaugural session – June 16th, 2020; 2:00pm-4:00pm

From bench to patients: How structural biology transforms medicine




CRBS annual Symposium

The Third Annual CRBS Symposium was held virtually on Monday, November 8, 2021. The day featured two outstanding international speakers - Andrew Carter (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK) and Ben Engel (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany - local speakers, oral and poster presentations from upcoming graduate students and postdocs and virtual booths from vendors.
Program 2021


The Second Annual CRBS Symposium was held virtually on Sunday, November 8 and Monday, November 9, 2020. The day featured three outstanding international speakers - Eva Nogales (HHMI, Univ. California Berkeley), Chris Lima (Sloan Kettering) and John Rubinstein (SickKids Toronto) - local speakers, oral and poster presentations from upcoming graduate students and postdocs and virtual booths from our sponsors.
Program 2020

The First Annual CRBS Symposium was  held at the McGill New Residence Hall in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) on Monday, June 17, 2019. The day featured two outstanding international speakers – Lorena Beese (Duke University) and Dmitry Lyumkis (Salk Institute) – local speakers, oral presentations from upcoming graduate students and postdocs, lunch with the exhibitors along with a Poster Pub to finish off the day.

Poster 2019


Previous incarnations:

The CRBS Symposia are the descendant in spirit of the GRASP Symposia, information about which can be found here.