Department of Biology Seminar Series Fall/Winter 2018-19

Seminars take place in CTTC 4440Q at 2:30 p.m.  unless otherwise noted

Date Time Speaker Institution Title Host Lab Location Keywords
14/09/2018 14:30
21/09/2018 12:00 Janet Yee Trent University Gene expression studies on a waterborne parasite, Giardia intestinalis Storey 4440Q CTTC transcription, cell cycle, heme proteins, protist, evolution.
28/09/2018 14:30 CANCELLED
05/10/2018 14:30 Victor Arroyo-Rodriguez Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Tropical biodiversity in human-modified landscapes: patterns and drivers across multiple spatial scales Fahrig 4440Q CTTC fragmentation, Mexico, tropical wet forest, tropical dry forest
12/10/2018 14:30 Jacqueline Bede McGill University Plant-insect interactions: the dance between plants and caterpillar herbivores Hepworth 4440Q CTTC Caterpillar spit, phytohormone cross-talk, climate change.
19/10/218 12:00 Ed Gregorich Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Writing and the review process; seminar and panel discussion Samanfar 4440Q CTTC
02/11/2018 14:30 James Barnett McGill University Camouflage of conspicuous signals Sherratt 4440Q CTTC
09/11/2018 14:30 Aerin Jacob Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative From Yellowstone to Yukon: Making the case for large landscape conservation Bennett 4440Q CTTC
16/11/2018 14:30 Peter Arcese


Amanda Rodewald

University of British Colombia

Cornell University

Synergies & trade-offs in biodiversity conservation on private lands Bennett 4440Q CTTC
23/11/2018 12:00 Dominique Roche Université Neuchatel Why we need open science Wong 4440Q CTTC
30/11/2018 14:30 Marcel Dorken Trent University The evolution of alternative modes of reproduction Simons 4440Q CTTC
07/12/2018 14:30 Chantal Vis Parks Canada Adjunct nomination seminar: Bridging science and policy in support of conservation of aquatic ecosystems Bennett 4440Q CTTC Bridging science and policy in support of conservation of aquatic ecosystems
12/12/2018 14:30 Elizabeth Rideout UBC Sex-specific metabolic control determines a male-female difference in Drosophila starvation resistance Bruin 4440Q CTTC sex differences, metabolism, genetics, Drosophila, physiology
25/01/2019 14:30 Emily Choy McGill Foraging energetics and physiological strategies of seabirds and Arctic marine predators and the effects of environmental change Simons 4440Q CTTC
01/02/2019 14:30 Liz Brauer Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Mapping plant immune signaling pathways using a systems biology approach Hepworth 4440Q CTTC plant immune system, effector proteins, Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato, phenomic analysis, host-effector interactions
08/02/2019 14:30 Cam Goater University of Lethbridge Zombie hosts and their parasite chauffeurs: the ecology and behaviour of Dicrocoelium-infected ants Forbes 4440Q CTTC Parasitism, host manipulation, liver fluke
15/02/2019 12:00 Tim Johnston Ontario MInistry of Natural Resources and Forestry A cumulative effects risk framework for aquatic invasive species Cooke 4440Q CTTC
22/02/2019 WINTER BREAK
01/03/2019 14:30 CANCELLED
08/03/2019 14:30 Dylan Fraser Concordia Adaptation or extirpation: Will small populations persist in the face of environmental change? Forbes 4440Q CTTC adaptation, small populations, habitat fragmentation, conservation genetics, phenotypic plasticity, climate change, species conservation, fish, vertebrate
15/03/2019 12:00 Hemanta Adhikary Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow, Carleton University Systematic development of novel peptide inhibitors for the use as potential cancer therapeutics Biggar 4440Q CTTC Protein Biochemistry, DNA damage reapir signalling, Anti-cancer drug development
22/03/2019 14:30 Marina Cvetkovska U Ottawa Keep Cool and Carry On: The Antarctic Green Alga Chlamydomonas sp. UWO241 as an Emerging Model for Photosynthesis in the Cold Rowland 4440Q CTTC
29/03/2019 14:30 Krista Lamb Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine From Podcasts to Print: Communicating Science Through a Modern Lens Bruin


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05/04/2019 15:00 Jean-Guy Godin Carleton University The Last Lecture: My path to becoming a university Biology professor, biological discoveries, and lessons learned along the way Department of Biology Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall
12/04/2019 12:00 Sandra Ann Binning Université de Montréal Parasites and host performance: Incorporating infection into our understanding of animal cognition, movement and behavior Wong 4440Q CTTC evolution, fitness, locomotion, seasonal migration, morphology, physiology
18/04/2019 14:30 Guillaume Bilodeau CFIA Adjunct Nomination Seminar: High throughput sequencing technologies used in plant pathology regulatory research; marker development to metagenomics Rodrigue 4440Q CTTC
26/04/2019 14:30 McCully Lecture:  Maria J. Harrisson Cornell University Reprogramming Root Cells for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Department of Biology Mackenzie Building 3275
01/05/2019 14:30 Paul Hart University of Leicester How one thing led to another: social interactions in fish, birds and humans Godin 4440Q CTTC
10/05/2019 14:30 Jennifer Provencher Environment and Climate Change Canada Plastic Pollution in wildlife; trends, knowledge gaps, and emerging international policies Forbes


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17/05/2019 12:00 Roger Linington Simon Fraser University Exploring the Biological Landscape of Natural Products; Informatic Approaches to Bioactive Compound Discovery Wong 4440Q CTTC
12/06/2019 14:30 Kelly Miller Harvard University Implementation of Active Learning in Introductory Physics Classes at Harvard; Lessons Learned Mullally 4440Q