Events and meetings

Virtual Reality (VR) in Cancer Imaging:
Project Theia – Interactive VR Cancer Research Lab

BioLab at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is hosting free seminar on Virtual Reality in Cancer Imaging

Virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality (AR) are not just for gamers. They are fast-emerging tools that integrate data, image processing, communication, and interaction between cancer related biotechnologies, drug discovery, and the medical world.

Suil Interactive Ltd., VR software company (MAXT CRUK grand challenge fund), in partnership with Cancer Research, UK Cambridge Institute, UBC Cancer Centre, and others, has developed a virtual reality software that allows scientists to better visualize, diagnose and understand tumors.

The company will hold a free demonstration, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., BR 5-20/21, on their recent Project Theia, a Virtual Reality Cancer Research Lab.

Friday, November 29 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
BR 5-20/21 OICR | Register at eventbrite

Terry Fox Research Institute’s, Ontario Node Research Symposium

Thursday, December 12, 2019  in the MaRS Auditorium
(conference facility/lower level).


  • Professor Tim Willson,
    Structural Genomics Consortium, University of North Carolina:  Building a complete kinase inhibitor set for known kinases
  • Professor Craig Crews,
    Yale University:  Protac technologies, drug triggered protein degradation
  • Professor Jakob Glanville,
    Biodistributed:  New approaches in phage display technology


Rima Al-awar (OICR), Liliana Attisano (Donnelly Centre), Sheela Abraham(Queen’s), Fred Dick (Western University), Roman Melynk, (SickKids), Lisa Porter (University of Windsor)

Novel Cancer Targets and Emerging Therapies


Rapid Fire Talks 
The top 10 postdoc abstracts submitted will be given a unique opportunity to showcase their work

Poster Session & Reception
Thursday, December 12th (5 – 6:30 p.m.)
The Heritage Atrium, MaRS

For additional information on the TFRI Symposium, please contact