NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the COSC 2020 meeting was postponed to May 19th to 21st, 2021. We will be holding the meeting in 2021 LIVE. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see everyone at COSC 2021 in Montreal next spring/summer. In the meantime, please stay healthy.

Diana, Kostas, Gaby, Ann, Volker and Charles

Welcome To Montreal From The Co-Chairs Of COSC 2021

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), we welcome you to our vibrant, cosmopolitan city for the 11th meeting of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium (COSC 2021). Our meeting will be held LIVE on 19 – 21 May 2021 at the Jewish General Hospital (Block Amphitheatre B-106), a McGill University Teaching Hospital.

COSC aims to advance research and education on the role of oxidative stress in health and disease. The Montreal LOC, with input from several members of the COSC Executive, have put together an outstanding scientific program that brings together leading Canadian and international researchers in the field of oxidative stress.

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Place Jacques Cartier.
Photographer Denis Tremblay

COSC 2021 will include the following symposia:

  • Aging and Mitochondrial Disease
  • Oxidative Stress in Cancer
  • Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Oxidative Stress in Health, Nutrition and Disease – Joint symposium with the Society for Free Radical Research Europe (SFREE)
  • Oxidative Stress and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Redox Control of Cell Signaling
  • Oxidative Stress Response Networks – Genomic and Proteomic Approaches
  • Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration – Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Oxidative Stress, Toxicology and the Environment
  • Oxidative Stress in Neurology

Plus three plenary lectures from:  

Dr Helmut Sies, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany. Dr Sies, who established the concept of “oxidative stress” in 1985, is an opinion leader in redox biology, oxidants, antioxidants and micronutrients. His lecture is sponsored by SFREE.

Dr Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Developmental Genetics, Neuherberg, Germany. Dr Conrad is an expert in redox-regulated cell-death signalling and his current focus is ferroptosis.

Dr Sharon Campbell, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Dr Campbell is an expert in G-protein signaling and activation by redox modification.

COSC 2021 will feature two Trainee Symposia for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Trainees are encouraged to hone their skills at delivering effective oral presentations and at discussing their research through poster presentations. Awards for the best oral and poster presentation plus travel awards will be presented at the Conference Banquet on Friday 15 May 2020. The biannual COSC meeting provides outstanding networking opportunities for trainees as well as many occasions to informally discuss their research with top experts in the field. These activities help develop the next generation of world-class scientists.

Commercial exhibits and technical workshops will be an integral part of COSC-2021.

Inn on St Vincent Street.
Photographer Marie Laconte.

Montreal is the world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, and is a mosaic of distinct ethnic communities and cultures. The city is alive with activities both day and night, and is well-known for its architecture, art galleries, museums, festivals, boutiques, haute couture, markets, cafés and fine dining from around the world. Popular tourist attractions include Vieux Montréal with its cobbled streets, historic Marché Bonsecours with its boutique shops and galleries, Notre Dame Basilica, Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology, Montreal Science Centre, the activities at the Old Port of Montréal, St Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Mont Royal Park, Space for Life (Jardin botanique, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium), the Olympic Park and Stadium, Île Ste Hélène and Parc Jean-Drapeau, La Ronde Amusement Park, Quartier des Spectacles, Lachine Canal National Historic Site, the Lachine Rapids, the Underground City and Jean Talon and Atwater Markets.,89333574&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL


Notre Dame Cathedral. Montreal Fireworks Competition

We personally look forward to meeting you all at COSC 2020.


Diana Averill-Bates, PhD
COSC 2021 Chair
Université du Québec à Montréal
Kostas Pantopoulos, PhD
COSC 2021 Co-chair
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research/Jewish General Hospital, Montréal

Meeting Sponsors

Lab Society

Antioxidants (journal)

COSC 2021 Poster 1

COSC 2021 Poster 2

COSC Newsletter 2018

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