PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks:

  1. "Biophysical Model of GnRH Neuronal Activity and Secretion", Endo2020 (Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society), San Francisco, USA, 2020.
  2. "Dynamic and Mechanosensitive Properties of Nascent Adhesions", BIRS Workshop on Bridging Cellular and Tissue Dynamics from Normal Development to Cancer: Mathematical, Computational, and Experimental Approaches, Banff, Canada, 2019.
  3. "Understanding Cellular Polarity and Adhesion Dynamics Involved in Cell Motility Using Spatiotemporal Models", Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2019.
  4. "Understanding Cellular Polarity and Adhesion Dynamics Involved in Cell Motility Using Spatiotemporal Models", Quantitative Life Sciences Seminar Series, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2019.
  5. "Deciphering the Dynamics of Adhesion Assembly and Disassembly Involved in Cell Motility Using Modelling Approaches", Weekly Seminar Series, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2018.
  6. "Defining Excitability in Cerebellar Stellate Cells Using Modeling Approaches", Mathematical Biology Seminar Series, Department of Mathematics, Université de Tours, Tours, France, 2018.
  7. "A New Perspective on How Kisspeptin Drives GnRH Release: It Takes Two to Tango", Monthly Seminar Series, Institut national de la recherche agronomique, Tours, France, 2018.
  8. "Analyzing Protein-Protein Interactions Governing Focal Adhesion Dynamics and Stability", BIRS Workshop on Quantitative Analysis of Immune Cell Migration and Spatial Processes in Health and Disease, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2018.
  9. "Designing Nanovaccines for the Treatment of Autoimmune Disorders: An Overview of Recent Successes and an Update about Challenges still Facing the Field", Workshop on the Mathematics of Drug Design/Discovery. Thematic Program on Emerging Challenges in Mathematical Biology, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
  10. "Characterizing the Dynamics Underlying Temporal Changes in Excitability Seen in Cerebellar Stellate Cells", Monthly Seminar Series, Center for Mathematical Medicine, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, 2017.
  11. "Temporal and Within-Network Variations in Neuronal Excitability: A New Perspective", Applied Mathematics Seminar, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 2017.
  12. "Mathematical Modeling as a Foundation to Deciphering Neuronal Dynamics", Complex Dynamics Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2017.
  13. "Neuronal Dynamics in the Lenses of Mathematical Modeling", Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine, Kansas State University, USA, 2017.
  14. "Modeling Electrical Activities of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons", Calcul Scientifique et Modélisation Orléans Tours, France, 2016.
  15. "Nanovaccines and T-Cell Biophysics at the Interface of Autoimmunity and Quantitative Biology", Faculté de pharmacie, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2016.
  16. "T Cells and Nanovaccines: It Takes Two to Tango", Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015.
  17. "The Biophysics of T-Cells: From Molecular Interactions to Population Dynamics", Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015.
  18. "Modeling Relapse-Remission and Autoantibody-Release in Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes", Center for Mathematical Medicine, Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2014.
  19. "Mathematical Investigation of the Effect of pMHC-Valency on Nanoparticle Therapeutic Efficacy", Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2013.
  20. "Markov Models for P2X Receptor-Channel Gating: Bistability and Beyond", Dynamics in Neural, Endocrine and Metabolic Systems: A Symposium in Honor of Arthur Sherman, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, 2012.
  21. "Markov State Model for P2X7-Receptor Channel Gating", Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, 2011.
  22. "Computational Methods for Predicting, Understanding and Treating Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes", Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, 2010.
  23. "Nanoparticle Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes. What Do Mathematical Models Tell us?", School of Mathematics, University of Southampton, Southampton, England, 2010.
  24. "Understanding the Role of the Immune System in Triggering and Treating Type 1 Diabetes Using Computational Approaches", University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, 2010.
  25. "Immunogenic or Pathogenic? What is the Difference Anyways?", University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, USA, 2009.
  26. "Investigating the Role of IGRP-Specific Low Avidity T Cells in the Protection Against T1D", Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 2009.
  27. "Mathematical Investigation of GnRH Secretion and the Role of Estrogen in GnRH Surge: A Hypothesized Mechanism", Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, 2008.
  28. "Dynamic Modeling of Drug Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes", Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2007.
  29. "Modeling the Pulsatile and Synchronized Behaviour of GnRH Neurons", Otto Warburg International Summer School and Workshop on Computational Systems Biology, Berlin, Germany, 2007.
  30. "Robust Rhythmogenesis in Endocrine Neurons via Autocrine Regulations in a Common Pool of Extracellular Hormone", CMS-MITACS Joint Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2007.
  31. "Episodic and Pulsatile Hormonal Secretion of GnRH by Coupled and Synchronized GnRH Neurons", Applied Math Seminar, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2007.

Conference Presentations:

  1. "Bursting in Cerebellar Stellate Cells Induced by Pharmacological Agents: Non-sequential Spike Adding", SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Garden Grove, California, USA, June 2020.
  2. "Local and Global Regulation of GnRH Secretion: A Potential Neuroendocrine Mechanism for Pulsatile Release", Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Montreal, Canada, July 2019.
  3. "Excitability of Cerebellar Stellate Cells, a New Perspective", SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, USA, May 2019.
  4. "Dual Role of Inhibitory Pre-synaptic Inputs in Stellate Cell Model: A Dynamical System Perspective", 2nd International Workshop on Neurodynamics, Castro-Urdiales, Spain, September 2018.
  5. "Excitability in Cerebellar Stellate Cells: From Latency to Runup", SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Minneapolis, USA, Aug 2018.
  6. "Parabolic and Irregular Bursting in GnRH Neurons: A Modeling Investigation", 2015 Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, December 2016.
  7. "Understanding Autoreactive and Regulatory T-Cell Dynamics in Type 1 Diabetes Using a Continuum-Avidity Model", 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 2015.
  8. "Deciphering the Kinetic and Gating Properties of P2X7 Receptor Channels", 1st Annual International Conference on Physics & Chemistry, Athens, Greece, July 2013.
  9. "Parametric Optimization of Nanoparticle Therapeutic Efficacy in the Context of Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes", Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 2013.
  10. "Markov State Model Describing the Gating Properties of P2X2 Receptors, Bistability and Beyond", 2012 SIAM Life Sciences Conference, San Diego, California, USA, August 2012.
  11. "Understanding the kinetics of ATP-Activated P2X2a and P2X2b Receptor Channels Using a Markov State Model", Biophysical Society 56th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, February 2012.
  12. "Mathematical Modeling of P2X7 Receptor/channel Gating", SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA, May 2011.
  13. "Correlating T Cell Avidity to Autoantibody Affinity in Predicting Type 1 Diabetes Disease Onset: A Modeling Approach", The Seventh Annual Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA, May 2010.
  14. "What Makes a Self-Antigen Pathogenic? A DRiP-Based Model of IGRP Immunogenicity in Type 1 Diabetes", Islet Biology Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, April 2010.
  15. "Investigating the Role of IGRP-Specific Low Avidity T Cells in the Protection Against T1D", International Conference on Mathematical Biology and Annual Meeting of The Society for Mathematical Biology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2009.
  16. "Exploring the Role of Different Clones of T Cells in the Progression and Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes", Second Canada-France Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2008.
  17. "Mathematical Modeling of Rhythmic and Pulsatile GnRH Hormone Secretion by Synchronized GnRH Neurons Based on a Robust Mechanism", 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2007.
  18. "Analyzing the Robustness of Synchrony in GnRH Neurons When a Common Pool of GnRH Hormone is Considered", Frontiers in Biophysics: Modeling and Experiment, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, October 2006.
  19. "A Mathematical Model for the Pulsatile Secretion of GnRH Hormone by Synchronized GnRH-Neurons", Joint SIAM-SMB Conference on the Life Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, July 2006.
  20. "The Synchronization of Chaos-Generating Systems Using Impulsive Control Techniques with Applications to Communication Security", Applied Mathematics Seminar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 2005.
  21. "Chaos and Secure Communication: A Promising Relationship", seminar at the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 2004.
  22. "Performance Analysis of Impulsive Synchronization with the Presence of Delay", International Conference on Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 2003.
  23. "Impulsive Synchronization and Applications to Secure Communication", International Conference on Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, July 2001.

Conferences and Workshops Invited to:

  1. Physical Concepts & Computational Models in Immunology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 2017.
  2. Blackheath 2015 Workshop: Challenges Arising in Singularly Perturbed Dynamical Systems, Sydney, Australia, November 2015.
  3. Diabetes Systems Biology Workshop, Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, March 2014.
  4. Dynamics in Neural, Endocrine and Metabolic Systems: A Symposium in Honor of Arthur Sherman, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA, June 2012.
  5. Mathematical Neuroendocrinology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 2010.
  6. Rhythms in the Hypothalamus and Pituitary, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, USA, August 2008.
  7. Otto Warburg International Summer School and Workshop on Computational Systems Biology, Berlin, Germany, August 2007.
  8. Progress in Systems Biology Symposium, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 2006.
  9. Synchrony in Mind, Brain and Consciousness Workshop. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2005.
  10. MITACS Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2004.
  11. Graduate Conference in Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 2001.
  12. Graduate Conference in Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 2000.
  13. MITACS Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2000.