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Biology Seminar Series - Fall 2017

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 2017 Schedule

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
22 Sep Mark Bernards GC, LC, MS, TOF: The Alphabet Soup of Small Molecule Analysis
29 Sep Diane Bassham Regulation of autophagy by stress and hormone signaling pathways
6 Oct Ken Lukowiak Some snails are smarter than others, why and how substances in food alter cognitive ability.
13 Oct STUDY BREAK
20 Oct Biology Graduate Research Forum Forensic DNA Analysis at the RCMP National Forensic Laboratory Services
27 Oct Heidi Swanson Ecosystem connectivity and ecology of fishes: insights from migrations and trophic ecology of Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, and Lake Trout
3 Nov Evan Delucia Rethinking American Agriculture from an Ecosystem Perspective
10 Nov Robert Raguso When flowers (and mosses) play dead: chemical mediation of brood-site deception
17 Nov Art Poon The Phylogeneticist On Call: how trees shaped health policy and stopped an outbreak
24 Nov HELEN BATTLE LECTURE TBD
1 Dec Hugh Broders Social and population structure of temperate bats
8 Dec - 5 Jan CHRISTMAS BREAK
12 Jan Art Weis TBD
19 Jan Ben Bolker TBD
26 Jan Paul Smith TBD
2 Feb Brian Ciruna TBD
9 Feb Danielle J. Whittaker TBD
16 Feb Tanya Noel TBD
23 Feb READING WEEK
2 Mar Jessica Grahn TBD
9 Mar Oswald Schmitz TBD
16 Mar Catherine Linnen TBD
23 Mar HELEN BATTLE LECTURE TBD
30 Mar GOOD FRIDAY
6 Apr IRENE UCHIDA LECTURE TBD
13 Apr Jeremy McNeil TBD

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
3 Oct Emilie Widemann Regulation of the jasmonate hormonal catabolism by the cytochromes P450 from the CYP94 family and the amido-hydrolases IAR3 and ILL6 in Arabidopsis thaliana 12:00 noon BGS 2084
4 Oct Zsofia Szendrei How to survive in a challenging world: insecticide resistance and host plant selection by an agricultural pest 3:00 pm BGS 2084
16 Oct Han Chen FACULTY CANDIDATE - Tier 1 CRC Chair in Comple Environmental Sysems Modeling and Analysis
Diversity and function of terrestrial ecosystems under global changes
2:30 pm PAB 100
21 Nov Chunsen Ma Resolving biological impacts of climate warming in agricultural pests under simulated fluctuating temperature 3:30 pm BGS 2084