Toolkit for AI

October 11, 2019 | MONTRÉAL



With the democratization of omics technologies and the material to conduct high throughput experiments, life sciences laboratories and research institutes are generating more and more data.

Organized in partnership with the Montréal Clinical Research Institute, the seminar is is your start-up kit to design and lead health research projects driven by data science, artificial intelligence and related techniques. It aims at life science researchers and students seeking new ways to exploit these data in order to advance in their research objectives.


  • Understand the current context and opportunities arising from recent developments in artificial intelligence and related disciplines
  • Demystify AI
  • Raise awareness of the organizational, ethical and legal issues surrounding health data


To avoid food waste, a contribution of $10 per person is required.

Date and place

Friday October 11, 2019
110, avenue des Pins Ouest
Room : Auditorium Jacques Genest
Montréal (Québec), H2W 1R7


  • Barbara Decelle, Health Research Advisor (IVADO)
  • Anne-Marie Beauregard, Communication Advisor (IRCM)
  • Thérence Bois, Phd student (IRCM) & Co-Founder de InVivo AI


Brian Moore

Brian Moore has a passion for mathematics and its applications to solve real problems. After nearly 15 years in industry…

Virginie Calderon

After a PhD in Bioinformatics on bacterial genomic evolution, Virginie Calderon…

Sébastien Giguère

Sebastien’s expertise in Machine Learning and Computational Biology gave him the opportunity to assist and contribute to the current in silico revolution in the life sciences

Édouard Habib

Édouard Habib specialized throughout his university career in legal, economic, ethical and bioethical governance techniques for medical innovations.

Maia Kaplan

Maia is a bioinformatics developper at Streamline Genomics

Jérémie Zumer

Jeremie Zumer’s interests lie in using cutting edge computational technology to advance biomedical knowledge.

Preliminary program

*The programme might slightly change, however, the information will be updated on a regular basis. Thanks for your understanding.

Date : october 11, 2019

8h : Reception

8h15-8h30 : IVADO Presentation – Brian Moore, Scientific programs director, IVADO

8h30-9h00 : Boosting research by increasing data-driven decisions and analysesMaia Kaplan, PhD, Streamline Genomics

9h00-10h30 : Introduction to AI – Karim Jerbi, PhD. Psychologie Department, Université de Montréal

10h30 – 11h00 : Coffee Break

11h00 -12h00 : Short talks – 5 AI projects

12h00-13h00 : Lunch

13h00-14h00 : Being Smart with your Data Acquisition and AnalysisVirginie Calderon, PhD., Manager of the Bioinformatique Core Facility, IRCM  & Dominic Filion, PhD., Manager of the Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility

14h-15h00 : Precision Health Governance – Édouard Habib, PhD student at Cyberjustice laboratory

15h00-15h30 : Coffee Break

15h30-16h30 : How to build an AI expertise in your laboratory Sébastien Giguère, PhD, Co-founder  of InVivo AI

17h00-19h00 : Cocktail