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Biology Seminar Series - Fall 2016

Departmental seminars explore all aspects of biology, and are are held on Fridays, 12:30-1:30, in BGS 0153 (unless otherwise noted). Refreshments will be provided.

All queries should be directed to Jamie Kramer.

All are welcome to attend!

Fall 2016 Schedule

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
23 Sept Charles McKenzie Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fetal, Juvenile and Adult Fat and Metabolism
30 Sept Raine Kortet Ecological Insights into Animal Personalities
7 Oct Angela Douglas The multi-organismal animal: insights from Drosophila and its gut microbiota
13 Oct 5:30pm
PAB 148
Rachael Morgan-Kiss David Laundenbach Lecture - Life on the edge: survival of single-celled plants and animals in the Antarctic polar desert
TBA Sue Healy What does nest building in birds tell us about physical cognition?
28 Oct STUDY BREAK NO TALK
4 Nov Rob Ness The role of de novo mutation in genome evolution
11 Nov Joy Ward Plant Responses to Changing [CO2]: From the Last Glacial Period Through the Future
18 Nov Diane Debinski Combining Observational and Experimental Studies to Examine Plant and Insect Responses to Climate Change
25 Nov TBD Helen Battle Lecture
2 Dec Mohamed Noor Recombination rate influences adaptation and speciation: Studies in the Drosophila pseudoobscura species group

There are times when notable speakers visit the department who are not part of the weekly series. These seminars have no set time or venue, but they too explore a wide range of topics in biology. All are welcome to attend!

Special Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER TITLE TIME VENUE
Thurs. Sept. 22 Michael Goodin Minus-strand RNA viruses of plants: into and out of the nucleus 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AAFC Canada, 1391 Sandford Street, London Seminar Room
Thurs. Oct. 6 Jeremy Searle Stories from unwanted travellers - the history of the world according to stowaway mice 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm BGS 2084
Tues. Oct. 11 Madeleine Barton Linking physiology and climate in mechanistic models to predict the performance and distributions of holometabolous insects 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm BGS 2084