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…

Elie Bou Assi

Elie Bou Assi is a postdoctoral researcher at the epilepsy research laboratory of Dr. Dang K. Nguyen

Virginie Calderon

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

Tariq Daouda

Tariq Daouda holds a Master’s degree in Machine Learning from the Université de Montréal, and a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Université de Montréal

Dominic Filion

Dominic Filion is an engineer in physics and has obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Montréal in 2004

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

Vanessa Prinsen

Vanessa Prinsen is completing a master’s degree in engineering with the École de technologie supérieure

Camille Rochefort-Boulanger

PhD student in bioinformatics (University of Montreal) in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Hussin at the Montreal Heart Institute

Zichao Yan

Zichao Yan is a first year PhD student at McGill and Mila under the supervision of Dr. Blanchette and Dr. Hamilton

Jérémie Zumer

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


Date : october 11, 2019

8h : Reception

8h15 – 8h30 : Opening  – Brian Moore, Scientific programs director, IVADO & Max Fehlmann, President and scientific director of the IRCM.

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

9h00 – 10h30 : AI 101 – Karim Jerbi, PhD. Psychologie Department, Université de Montréal

10h30 – 11h00 : Coffee Break

11h00 – 12h00 : Short talks – presentation of projects involving AI

  • Artificial Intelligence for a better management of refractory epilepsyElie Bou Assi, PhD.  (CR-CHUM)

  • Eye detection and analysis in the hospital environment Vanessa Prinsen (CHUSJ)

  • Deep learning and complex diseasesCamille Rochefort-Boulanger (ICM)

  • Prediction of mRNA subcellular localization using deep recurrent neural networksZichao Yan (IRCM-McGill)

  • Challenges and opportunities in deep learning-driven proteomics researchJérémie Zumer (IRIC, MILA)

12h00 -13h00 : Lunch

13h00 -14h00 : Precision Health Governance – Édouard Habib, PhD student at Cyberjustice laboratory

14h00 -15h00 : 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

15h00 – 15h15 : Coffee Break

15h15 – 16h15 : Shallow networks for deep conclusionsTariq Daouda, PhD.

16h00 – 17h00 : How to build an AI expertise in your laboratory Sébastien Giguère, PhD, Co-founder  of InVivo AI

17h00 – 19h00 : Cocktail


Nous travaillons actuellement à distance afin de maintenir nos activités.
Formations et événements en présentiel reportés : des informations spécifiques à chaque cas seront communiquées.

We are currently working remotely in order to maintain our activities.
Face-to-face training sessions and events are postponed: specific information will be communicated in each case.