Keynote Speaker:
Rosa Puertollano, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health

Title: Emerging new roles of lysosomes in health and disease

Elevator Pitches
Poster Session
Post-Doc Talks
Halloween Happy Hour

Abstract Deadline: October 13

Need some help with your pitch?
Elevator Pitch Workshop
Thursday, October 5
4:00 p.m. in the Goodman Atrium.


Research Day 2017 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., The Goodman Atrium
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Bellini Atrium

Attire: Semi Formal

Program schedule

It is with great pleasure that the Goodman Centre Student Society presents the 3rd Goodman Cancer Research Day which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Research Day is organized to give the Goodman trainees the opportunity to make a statement with their work in the vast scientific community. It is an occasion for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students working in various sub-disciplines to come together and contribute to the concepts, knowledge and understanding of each other’s work ultimately leading to the advancement of cancer research for the benefit of our society.

Research Day 2017 is a unique platform to highlight our achievements, discuss novel ideas with other students, pick the brains of our professors and even troubleshoot, all while competing to win excellent prizes graciously provided by our sponsors. For those of you who have just joined the Goodman community, we hope that you will have a great time meeting new colleagues and learning about the amazing science that takes place at the centre.

We are very excited to let you know that this year’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Rosa Puertollano National Institutes of Health.

If you would like to present a a 3-minute elevator pitch, a poster or a short-talk (for post-docs), you must register online and submit a 250-word abstract of your work. Prizes will be given to the winners of each category and space is limited, so register early! 

Once your registration and abstract have been received, we will send you the instructions/guidelines for the poster/post-doc talks/elevator pitch.

Those who register for elevator pitches or post-doc talks and are not selected, will be immediately considered for a poster presentation.

We hope that you will enjoy a full day of great science and social interactions followed by Halloween Festivities in the Bellini Atrium.

Special thanks to our sponsors for making this day possible:


The discovery that expression of lysosomal genes is not constitutive but changes in response to nutrient status revealed that cells monitor lysosomal function and respond to degradation requirements and environmental conditions. The transcription factors TFEB and TFE3 rapidly translocate from the cytosol to the nucleus following starvation. By regulating expression of genes implicated in lysosomal biogenesis and autophagy, TFEB and TFE3 play a critical role in maintaining cellular homeostasis and energy metabolism.
Our recent work reveals that TFEB and TFE3 may have a broader role than previously recognized. Activation of TFEB and TFE3 occurs in response to a variety of stress conditions, including aberrant proteins accumulation, mitochondrial damage, and pathogen infection. The role of these transcription factors in cellular adaptation to a wide variety of internal stresses and environmental fluctuations is inextricably linked to their unique ability to globally regulate the autophagic/lysosomal system. However, TFEB and TFE3 also control expression of key genes involved in the modulation of mitochondrial function, metabolism, unfolded protein response, apoptosis, and inflammatory response, thus revealing their broad functions. Overall, our studies open new venues for understanding the integrated cooperation between different cellular stress pathways.