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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.

2016-17 Schedule

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.

Fall 2016

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.

Winter 2017

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.
Topic: TBD

Feb. 17, 2017: Pedro Antunes, PhD, Algoma University.
Topic: TBD

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).

Contact Us:

Tanya Diriye, Senior Administrative Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x2905
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, Room BA401, Waterloo campus