Life Sciences Day 4.1


Carleton will be hosting its fourth annual Life Sciences Day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

This multidisciplinary event will bring together academic, government and industry sectors to build awareness of the important work encompassed by life sciences researchers at Carleton and provide a unique opportunity for attendees to network and explore partnership possibilities.

This year the event will be held virtually and is open to the public, but registration will be required.

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Event Program

The Life Sciences Day 4.1 program will include a keynote presentation, exciting panel discussions, and innovative research presentations by Carleton faculty members and individuals from the external research community. The 2021 program topics include:

  • Mental Health and the Pandemic
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics

The virtual conference will also include a poster competition, for which over 30 students will be selected and provided with an opportunity to present their research. Throughout the day, student posters will be showcased, with cash prizes being awarded to all three groups (undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral) as judged by an external committee.



Life Sciences Day 3.0 Highlights Groundbreaking New Research

Human health doesn’t begin at birth – or even at conception. “The origins for health, development and disease trajectories occur even earlier than that,” says Kristin Connor, assistant professor in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Carleton University’s Department of Health Sciences. That’s because parental health before and at conception, and during the early stages of pregnancy, can influence the health and development of a fetus and then the lifelong health of that individual after birth.

Connor shared her research at the Human-Microbe Interactions session of Life Sciences Day 3.0, an all-day event that brought together academia, government and entrepreneurs to share their work.

To read the full story, click here.