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ORAL PRESENTATIONS CATEGORY

Brain & perception session

Dave Liu,  McGill University (laboratory: Dr Christopher Pack)
Excellence award – Oral presentation category – Brain & Perception
Title : The causal contribution of MT to motion perception is dependent on the motion attribute during training

Retina & posterior segment

Elisabeth Andriessen, Université de Montréal (laboratory: Dr Mike Sapieha)
Excellence Award – 1st place – Oral Presentation Category Retina & Posterior Segment
Title : High-fat diet exacerbates CNV by altering gut microbiota

Sheetal Pundir, McGill University (laboratory: Dr Jean-Sébastien Joyal)
Excellence Award – 2nd place – Oral Presentation Category Retina & Posterior Segment
Title : Lack of Sirt3 promotes faster revascularization by shifting energy metabolism in mouse model of retinopathy

Cornea & anterior segment, Visual impairment & rehabilitation and Public Health

Corinne Zinflou, Université Laval (laboratory: Dr Patrick Rochette)
Excellence award – Oral presentation category – Cornea & anterior segment, Visual impairment & rehabilitation and Public Health
Title : Caractérisation des effets précoces de l’oxydation induite par les rayons ultraviolets-A dans la cornée

ORAL PRESENTATIONS BY A PhD GRADUATE CATEGORY

Mira Chamoun, Université de Montréal (laboratory: Dr. Elvire Vaucher)
Award for best oral presentation by a PhD graduate – Brain and perception
Title : Effet de la stimulation cholinergique sur la perception visuelle chez le rat et l’humain: études comportementales et électrophysiologiques

Trésor Chiasseu, Université de Montréal (laboratory: Dr. Adriana Di Polo)
Award for best oral presentation by a PhD graduate – Cornea and anterior segment – Visual impairment and rehabilitation – Retina and posterior segment
Title : The role of tau protein in retinal ganglion cell death: the cases of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease

POSTER PRESENTATIONS CATEGORY

Alexandra Beaudry-Richard, Université de Montréal (laboratory: Dr Sylvain Chemtob)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Undergraduates and residents
Title : A Non-Competitive Inhibitor of Interleukin-1 Receptor Improves Vascular Damage in Retina, Choroid and Brain of Neonates and Adolescents Induced by Gestational Inflammation in a Murine Model of Premature Birth

Milime Keyeutat, Université Laval (laboratory: Dre Béatrice Des Marchais)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Undergraduates and residents
Title : Plan d’intervention visant la qualité de l’acte médical concernant l’iridotomie au laser

Jade Marie Edenvirg Lasiste, McGill University (laboratory: Dr Miguel N. Bernier)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Master Students
Title : Metformin inhibits survival, migration, and production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human uveal melanoma cells

Angela Zhang, McGill University (laboratory: Dr Reza Farivar)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Master Students
Title : Monkeys see snakes like humans do: A comparative analysis of internal noise and efficiency in contour integration

Sarah Bernier, Université Laval (laboratory: Dr Christian Salesse)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – PhD Students
Title : Systematic analysis of the expression, solubilization and purification of fusion proteins expressed in E. coli using the photoreceptor protein R9AP

Loraine Georgy, McGill University (laboratory: Dr Alain Ptito)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – PhD Students
Title : The superior colliculus is sensitive to gestalt-like stimulus configuration in hemispherectomy patients

Diane Sayah, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (laboratory: Dr Mark Lesk)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – PhD Students
Title : Ocular rigidity differences between myopic and non-myopic eyes as measured with a novel non-invasive method based on high-speed OCT imaging

Javier Mazzaferri, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (laboratory: Dr Santiago Costantino)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Research personnel
Title : Open source algorithm for automatic choroid 3D segmentation of OCT volume reconstructions

Khalil Miloudi, McGill University (laboratory: Dr Mike Sapieha)
Excellence Award – Poster Presentation Category – Post-doctoral Students
Title : Non-canonical Notch signalling induces pathological vascular permeability in diabetic retinopathy