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Welcome to the 2017 Krembil Research Day website. This annual event celebrates our achievements in basic and clinical research. Krembil Research Day has a strong history, with participation from researchers, clinicians, trainees and Krembil staff.  This year, Research Day will be held on Wednesday, May 10th, at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre located at 89 Chestnut Street in downtown Toronto.

Trainees (i.e., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows & clinical fellows) currently under the supervision of a Krembil-appointed Principal Investigator and who spend at least 50% of their time in research are invited to submit an abstract for a poster or an oral presentation.  This year, we are offering an additional category for oral presentations: three-minute elevator pitches!  Elevator pitches are clear, concise, carefully planned and well-practiced presentations on a trainee's research and must be delivered in three minutes or less. Trainees wishing to give an oral presentation can choose between the traditional 10-minute presentation or the new three-minute elevator pitch, however they cannot do both. Trainees giving an elevator pitch may also give a poster presentation.  Principal Investigators, staff and summer students are not eligible to submit an abstract.

If you are not submitting an abstract, please register as soon as possible.  If you plan to submit an abstract, please register only when your abstract is ready as registration and abstract submission are done at the same time.  Due to space limitations, only one abstract per registrant can be submitted.  For more information, please see the "Registration & Abstract" tab.

Please mark your calendars for May 10th, 2017 and we look forward to seeing you there!

Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline:  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. (no late submissions will be accepted)
Registration Closes:  Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
Online registration is mandatory for all presenters and general attendees.

Registration for the 2017 Krembil Research Day is now open.  You must register in advance if you wish to attend as we need to plan for seating, catering, printing of programs, etc.  The deadline to register is Monday May 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm.


Abstract submissions are due by Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Trainees (i.e., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows & clinical fellows) currently under the supervision of a Krembil-appointed Principal Investigator and who spend at least 50% of their time in research are invited to submit an abstract for a 10-minute presentation, there-minute elevator pitch or poster presentation.  If you wish to submit a first-authored abstract, please note that abstract submission and registration are part of the same processPlease register only if your abstract is ready for submission.  Note: if the same abstract is submitted more than once, the last submission will be considered the final submission which will be used for the booklet and judging.

Submission Instructions:
Abstract:  Your abstract must not exceed a maximum of 2000 characters including spaces (approximately 300 words). Please do not use special symbols, Greek characters, super- or sub-scripts as they will not be preserved in the online submission process. Only one first-authored abstract per registrant may be submitted. You must be the first and presenting author in order to be judged in the oral or poster competition.

Abstract Format:  Abstracts must be in a standarized format with the following subheadings: Hypothesis, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Abstract Authors:  Please type in all names using the first and middle initials followed by the author's last name. A comma should separate author names and the final name should be followed by a period.
For example:  SR Wilson, MK O'Reilly, JP Leduc, and BA Bell.

Affiliations:  Please type in all affiliations including your Krembil affiliation.  A semi-colon should separate each affiliation and the final affiliation should be followed by a period.
For example:  Division of Genetics and Development, Krembil Research Institute; Department of Physiology, University of Toronto.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 10-minute oral and poster presentations based on evaluation by a panel of judges.  A prize for the top three-minute elevator pitch will be awarded based on voting by all attendees.

Poster Details:
Maximum size (height x length): 3' x 6' (36" x 72") (Posterboard Size: 1 m x 2 m)

If you have any questions, please contact: 


Please click here for the agenda.



Dr. Eve Marder, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Dr. Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Biology at Brandeis University (Massachusetts).  She earned her PhD from the University of California, San Diego.  Dr. Marder was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008.  She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Biophysical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She received the Miriam Salpeter Memorial Award for Women in Neuroscience, the W.F. Gerard Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, the George A. Miller Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Karl Spencer Lashley Prize from the American Philosophical Society, an Honorary Doctorate degree from Bowdoin College, the Gruber Award in Neuroscience, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brandeis University, and the Society for Neuroscience Education Award.  In 2016, Dr. Marder also was awarded the prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.


Dr. Eve Marder studies the dynamics of small neuronal networks, and her work was instrumental in demonstrating that neuronal circuits are not “hard-wired” but can be reconfigured by neuromodulatory neurons and substances to produce a variety of outputs.  For more than 20 years, Dr. Marder’s lab has combined experimental work with insights from modeling and theoretical studies.  Her lab pioneered studies of homeostatic regulation of intrinsic membrane properties, and stimulated work on the mechanisms by which brains remain stable while allowing for change during development and learning.  Dr. Marder is now studying the extent to which similar network performance can arise from different sets of underlying network parameters, opening up rigorous studies of the variations in individual brains of normal healthy animals.


The 2017 Krembil Research Day will be held at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, located at 89 Chestnut St - a 7 minute walk from PMH/TGH/MaRS. 

Oral and poster presentations will take place in the Colony Ballroom on the 2nd floor; reception with Dr. Eve Marder will take place in the Lombard Suite on the 2nd floor.



Research Day comments and inquiries should be sent to the Krembil Directorate Office at

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 08:00 to 16:30