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    789 Yonge Street, one block north Bloor Street

Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) is happy to announce that this year’s Research Day will be held on Wednesday October 17th, 2018 at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. 

This year's keynote speakers will be:
Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto will be presenting “The 10,000 PhDs Project:  Implications for Graduate Education

Dr. Florent Ginhoux , Principal Investigator to Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will be presenting “Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Biology”
This event is a celebration of TGHRI achievements in basic and clinical research and an opportunity to promote interdepartmental and cross pillar collaborations among researchers.  TGHRI Research Day is open to all TGHRI Scientists, Clinician Scientists, trainees and staff. Undergraduate students, MSc students, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit a first-author abstract of their research, either completed or in progress to the Research Day poster competition.  To highlight TGHRI’s many areas of research and to encourage collaboration and discussions between groups, all abstracts submitted will be published in our Research Day booklet.  As done last year, the first round of poster judging will take place prior to Research Day.  The TGHRI leadership team and TGHRI faculty and staff will grade the abstracts and up to 60 abstracts will be accepted as posters.  Those with the highest ranked abstracts will be asked to give a brief presentation of their posters during Research Day, and the winners will be presented with an award.
Abstract submissions are due by Friday September 21st, 2018.  Abstract submission is part of the registration process; if you plan to submit an abstract, DO NOT register until your abstract is ready.  If you are not submitting an abstract, please register as a General Attendee as soon as possible.

General registration closes September 21st, 2018.

Online registration is mandatory so the proper seating, catering, and materials can be provided.

TGHRI Research Day 2018 is organized by the TGHRI Directorate Office (TGH, 1N-121).  Please contact Cathy Chau at or 416 340 4800 x 7055 (14-7055) with any questions.

The TGHRI Research Day will be held at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON.   The venue is one block north on Bloor Street on the east side of Yonge Street.

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Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier 

"The 10,000 PhDs Project: Implications for Graduate Education"



Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and is known internationally for his research on membrane proteins in human health and disease.  A dedicated mentor, he successfully trained 10 PhD students, 8 Master’s students and served on over 50 graduate supervisory committees.   As Graduate Coordinator in the Institute of Medical Sciences and Biochemistry Dr. Reithmeier was a strong advocate for students.  A former Chair of Biochemistry (2002-13) and Special Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies on Graduate Skills Development and Engagement (2015-17), he was dedicated to ensuring that graduate students develop their skills and professional network, and are fully prepared to take advantage of the diverse job opportunities available to them in today’s global marketplace.  One of his notable initiatives in 2016 was completing the 10,000 PhDs Project, which determined the current positions of the 10,886 individuals who graduated with a PhD from the U of T from 2000 to 2015.   An award-winning lecturer and graduate mentor, Dr. Reithmeier enjoys teaching introductory biochemistry to over 1,000 undergraduate students every year, as well as upper level and graduate courses.  His leadership was recognized by election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.



   Dr. Florent Ginhoux 

   "Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Biology"


Dr. Florent Ginhoux graduated in Biochemistry from the University Pierre et Marie CURIE, Paris VI and obtained a Masters degree in Advanced Studies in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris. He then started his PhD in the Immunology Team of GENETHON, Evry and obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University Pierre et Marie CURIE, Paris VI.  As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Ginhoux joined the Laboratory of Miriam Merad in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), New York where he studied the ontogeny and the homeostasis of cutaneous dendritic cell populations, with a strong focus on Langerhans cells. In 2008, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, MSSM and member of the Immunology Institute of MSSM. He joined the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR in May 2009 as a Principal Investigator. He joined the EMBO Young Investigator (YIP) program in 2013 and is a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2017. He is also an Adjunct Visiting Associate Professor in the Shanghai Immunology Institute, Jiao Tong University, in Shanghai, China since 2015. Both laboratories are focusing on the ontogeny and differentiation of macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs).

Please see TGHRI Research Day preliminary agenda below.
Final Agenda_Oct 17, 2018.pdf
- last updated on October 15, 2018

Abstract submissions are due by September 21st, 2018. 

No late submissions will be accepted.

If you wish to submit a first-authored abstract for the poster presentation, please note that abstract submission and registration are part of the same process.  Please register only if your abstract is also ready for submission.
All posters submitted will be published in the Research Day booklet.  As done last year, poster participants will be selected and front runners will be announced by TGHRI leadership prior to Research Day.  TGHRI directorate will notify you by October 10th, 2018 if your abstract has been accepted and if you have been selected to give a brief presentation of your poster on Research Day for the final round of judging. 
Poster Details:  Maximum size (height x length): 3' x 6' (36" x 72") (1m x 2m)
Submission Instructions:
Please download the file entitled TGHRI 2018 Research Day Abstract Template_fillable form.docx.  Kindly review the instructions on page 1 and complete page 2 of the form.

Note that poster space is limited; only one first-authored abstract per registrant may be submitted.
Abstracts will be accepted from undergraduate students, MSc students, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. You must be the presenting author and first author in order to be judged in the poster competition.

Research Day comments and inquiries:
Cathy Chau, TGHRI Research Business Administrator – or 416-340-4800x 7055

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 08:00 to 16:30