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

The seminar series in 2018-19 and 2019-2020 were a great success and witnessed the attendance and participation of students and professors from across the CRBS. The 2020-2021 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 2021
The Third Annual CRBS Symposium will be held virtually on Monday, November 8, 2021. The day will feature three 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 our exhibitors.

REVISED FINAL PROGRAM - updated November 8 at 8:30am


CRBS Bench-to-Business workshop

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

From Laboratory Discovery to Big Pharma and back

Registration here before October 22nd

The Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale (CRBS) is proud to announce the inaugural event of the CRBS Bench-to-Business workshop series. This initiative seeks to bring awareness of the power of structural biology to the greater biomedical community, as well as to foster collaborations between scientists, clinicians and industry.


The event, titled “From Laboratory Discovery to Big Pharma and back”, will take place online via Zoom on October 25th 2021 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. First, Dr. Youla Tsantrizos (McGill University, Canada) will give a talk on the role of structural research in drug discovery. Then Dr. Uwe Schoenbeck (Pfizer, USA) will focus on recent developments from Pfizer. The presentations will be followed by discussion with the speakers.

CRBS summer bootcamps

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-Bedside workshops

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 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.