Biology Seminar Series
Biology – the science of life – is an excitingly diverse and multi-faceted area of research. The Department of Biology’s seminar series provides the opportunity for Laurier community to be exposed to new ideas and discoveries from across the spectrum of Biological research, and to engage in conversation and collaboration.
All graduate and senior Honours Biology students are expected to attend the seminar series.
All seminars take place at the same time and place unless otherwise indicated.
When: Fridays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bricker Academic Building. Room BA202.
Join us after each seminar at Veritas for refreshments and continued interaction.
Sept. 16, 2016: Nicole Mideo, PhD, University of Toronto.
Topic: Causes and consequences of variation in malaria infections.
Sept. 23, 2016: Equity in Science Panel
Sept. 30, 2016: Integrative Biology Session
Oct. 21, 2016: Loїc D’Orangeville, PhD, UQAM.
Topic: Drought sensitivity and carbon implications in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems of Eastern North America.
Oct. 28, 2016: BI499‡ Thesis Proposals
Nov. 11, 2016: Ian Dworkin, PhD, McMaster University.
Topic: Genes, genomes and natural selection: how they shape complex traits.
Nov. 18, 2016: Graduate Students' Presentation
Nov. 25, 2016: Derek Gray, PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Topic: The world's lakes in an era of environmental change.
Jan. 6, 2017: Oana Birceanu, PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Topic: Examining the maternal influence on development: A case study on the multigenerational effects of maternally transferred bisphenol A in fish.
Jan. 20, 2017: Dawn Bowdish, PhD, McMaster University.
Topic: Aging less than gracefully: Age-associated inflammation alters monocyte development and increases susceptibility to infection.
Jan. 27, 2017: Andrew Trant, PhD, University of Waterloo.
Topic: Eco-cultural legacies: looking forward in all directions.
Feb. 10, 2017: Shelley Arnott, PhD, Queen’s University.
Feb. 17, 2017: Pedro Antunes, PhD, Algoma University.
March 10, 2017: Robin Cameron, PhD, McMaster University.
Topic: Plant immunity, from inter-leaf communication to super immunity in ageing Arabidopsis.
March 23, 2017: BI499‡ Posters
March 24, 2017: Thomas Merritt, PhD, Laurentian University
Topic: Transvection: inter-chromosomal communication making the complex more complicated
April 4, 2017: Biology Colloquium (two days).