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Biology Seminar Series

The department of Biology offers a bi-weekly seminar series where all undergraduate, 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.

All graduate and senior honours Biology students are expected to attend the seminar series.

2018-2019 Schedule

  • When: Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 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
  • 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: 2:30-5:30pm
  • Nov. 9: John Allingham, Queens University
    • The roles of kinesin motors in spindly dynamics and genome plasticity of Candida albicans
    • Note time change 3:30pm.  
  • 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
    • Ecotoxicology of Freshwater Mussels: Using Lab and Field-based Studies to Assess the Effect of Water Quality on an Imperiled Group
  • Feb. 8: Frederique Guinel, Wilfrid Laurier University
    • Three P's in a biologist pod: Pleasures, Pitfalls, and Peregrinations
  • March 8: Chris Whitfield, University of Guelph
    • Structure and assembly of cell surface glycolipids in Gram-negative bacteria
  • March 29: Science Annual Poster Day
  • April 8 and 9: Biology Colloquium