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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

DPLM Symposium 2008

 Laurence E. Becker SYMPOSIUM- June, 2008Click to view the 2008 PLM Symposium poster in pdf.
12th Annual Symposium on Advances in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

POST-TREATMENT CHALLENGES
Opportunistic Infections, Malignancies and Toxicities

Winners 2008 - Poster competition

Undergraduate Students

1st Place: Shalini Makawita, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
EXPRESSION OF INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR PATHWAY PROTEINS IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA: IGF-2 EXPRESSION IS ASSOCIATED WITH TRANSLOCATION-NEGATIVE TUMORS
2nd Place: Gayathri Naganathan, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM ARRAY ANALYSIS OF PAEDIATRIC HIGH-GRADE ASTROCYTOMAS IDENTIFIES CUTL1 AS A POTENTIAL MEDIATOR OF TUMOUR INVASION

MSc Students

1st Place: Mihaela A Serbanescu, Molecular Science Program, Ryerson University
VIRULENCE RESPONSE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 TO BILE SALTS AND SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS
2nd Place: Vincent Wong, Pathology, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids; The Arthur and Sonia
Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre Hospital for Sick Children; Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory
Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
TELOMERASE INHIBITION AS A POTENTIAL THERAPY PAEDIATRIC GLIOMAS
3rd Place: Micky Tsui, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
AN INJURED BONE MARROW IS MORE PRONE TO TUMOR METASTASIS THAN A HEALTHY BONE MARROW: SEED AND SOIL HYPOTHESIS RE-VISITED

PhD Students/ Postdoctoral Fellows

1st Place: Sadikovic Bekim, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids; Division of Cellular and Molecular
Biology Department of Research, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network
INTEGRATION OF GENOME-WIDE EPIGENETIC, GENETIC, AND EXPRESSION PROFILING IN OSTEOSARCOMA
2nd Place: Joanne Hsieh, Molecular Structure and Function, SickKids; Biochemistry, University of Toronto
GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-2 (GLP-2) IS A POTENT MEDIATOR OF INTESTINAL APOB48-CONTAINING LIPOPROTEIN OVERPRODUCTION
3rd Place: Angela Rutledge, Molecular Structure and Function, Research Institute, SickKids; Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
MECHANISMS TARGETING APOLIPOPROTEIN B100 FOR PROTEASOMAL DEGRADATION: CRITICAL ROLES OF BiP AND p97

Resident or Fellow

Winner: Charis Kepron, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Pediatric
Laboratory Medicine, SickKids.
CONGENITAL LOBAR EMPHYSEMA WITH PULMONARY INTERSTITIAL GLYCOGENOSIS: VARIANT OF EMPHYSEMA OR LOCALIZED GLYCOGENOSIS?

Research Technologist

1st Place: Eric Lee, Pathology, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF CHROMOSOMAL ABERRATIONS IN PAEDIATRIC UNDIFFERENTIATED SARCOMAS: IDENTIFICATION OF A RECURRENT NOVEL TRANSLOCATION BREAKPOINT
2nd Place: Eric Lee, Pathology, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
GENETIC ANALYSIS OF PAEDIATRIC BRAIN STEM GLIOMAS BY HIGH-RESOLUTION SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM ARRAYS USING WHOLE-GENOME AMPLIFIED DNA

Medical Laboratory Technologist

1st Place: Peggy Gallella, Rapid Response Laboratory, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
RAPID RESPONSE LABORATORY DATA ENTRY AND SPECIMEN RECEIVING’S CONTINUING LEAN EXPERIENCE, AN EXAMINATION OF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PLANS
2nd Place: Yi-Li Yang, Molecular Genetics, Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
DIAGNOSIS OF PRADER-WILLI AND ANGELMAN SYNDROMES USING METHYLATION SPECIFIC MLPA (MS-MLPA)