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Biology Seminar Series 2018/19

Schedule of Events

The department of Biology offers a bi-weekly seminar series where all undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral fellows, and instructors are welcome. All seminars reflect the integrative nature of the biological research undertaken in the department. The seminars follow a lunch where graduate students interact with the speakers.

  • When:  Fridays from 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
  • Where: BA202, Bricker Academic Building

Fall 2018

Sept. 21: Presentation by BI601 Students

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

Oct. 5: Megan Larsen, Wilfrid Laurier University 

  • It's not easy being (blue)-green: Understanding the precursors of harmful algal bloom formation

Reading Week (Oct. 9-12)

Oct. 19: Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence

  • Making change in changing times: Science, policy and power in contemporary Canada

Nov. 2: BI499 Thesis Proposals

  • Note time change: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 9: John Allingham, Queens Univeristy

  • The roles of kinesin motors in spindle dynamics and genome plasticity of Candida albicans
  • Note time change: 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: Laura Hug, University of Waterloo

  • Man's trash is a microbe's treasure: Microbial communities from municipal landfills

Nov. 30: Graduate Student Presentations

Winter 2019

Jan. 11: Keith Hobson, Western University

  • Tracking animal migration using stable isotopes

Jan. 25: Patty Gillis, Environment and Climate Change Canada

  • Topic is TBA.

Feb. 8: Frederique Guinel, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Three P's in a biologist pod: Pleasures, Pitfalls, and Peregrinations

Mar. 8: Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph

  • Structure and assembly of cell surface glycolipids in Gram-negative bacteria

Mar. 29: Science Annual Poster Day

April 8 and 9: Biology Colloquium