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Biology Seminar Series 2017/18

Schedule of Events

The event is open to all students and is mandatory for all undergraduate thesis and graduate students. All seminars take place at the same time and place unless otherwise indicated.

When:  Fridays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: BA202, Bricker Academic Building.

Join us after each seminar at Wilf's for refreshments and continued interaction. 

Fall 2017

Sept. 15: Integrative Biology Talks

  • Join us for an engaging discussion on what Integrative Biology is, as seen by our graduate students.

Sept. 29: Dr. Anne Simon, Western University

  • Genetics of social behaviour: what can we learn from the fly space bubble.

Oct. 6: Dr. Wade Abbott, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Streamlining the discovery of new enzymes from the microbiomes of livestock.

Oct. 20: BI499 Proposals

Oct. 27: Dr. Kateri Salk, University of Waterloo

  • Biogeochemical drivers of harmful algal blooms across lake systems.

Nov. 3: Dr. Barb Katzenback, University of Waterloo

  • Elucidating the contribution of frog skin epithelial cells to innate antiviral responses using novel Xenopus laevis cell lines.

Nov. 10: Dr. Amila De Silva, Environment Canada

  • Ice cold: Accumulation of organofluorine and organophosphate contaminants in Canada’s High Arctic.
  • Joint seminar with Chemistry with start time at 3:30 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 17: Graduate Student Presentations

Nov. 24: Dr. Nguyen (Nathan) Vo, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • The sine qua non of anamniote invitromes today and tomorrow: from discovering ranaviruses' cellular receptors to delineating radiation risks on aquatic health.

Dec. 1: Dr. Hector Riveros-Rosas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

  • Topic is TBD.

Winter 2018

Jan. 12: Dr. Sapna Sharma, York University

  • On thin ice: are lakes feeling the heat?

Jan. 19: Dr. Catherine Dieleman, University of Guelph

  • Topic is TBD.

Jan. 26: Dr. Hugh Broders, University of Waterloo

  • Social and population biology of temperate bats.

Feb. 2: Dr. Peter Kotanen, University of Toronto-Mississauga

  • TBD: Invasive species.

Feb. 16: TBD 

  • Topic is TBD.

March 2: Dr. Richelle Mader-Monaghan, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus

  • Topic is TBD.

March 9: Dr. Douglas Deutschman, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Topic is TBD.

March 23: BI499 Posters

  • No speaker.