Biology Graduate Research ForumWestern Science

8th Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum - 2017

Presented by the Graduate Students of the Department of Biology, Western University
Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th, 2017

Mission Statement

The Biology Graduate Research Forum (BGRF) is organized by the graduate students of the Department of Biology at Western University. The primary mandate of this event is to provide a forum for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to showcase their research in biological sciences through poster and invited oral presentations. It is also the aim of this research forum to host an invited speaker who will present their current endeavors within the field of biological sciences.
The aim of the BGRF is to bring together students within the multi-disciplinary umbrella of biological sciences to exchange novel and exciting ideas within their respective fields. It is also our hope that this annual event will foster inter-disciplinary collaborations, which would add to, and enhance the academic and scientific research experience of the participants here at Western (Conference Code of Conduct).
Keynote Speaker

This years keynote speaker will be Mary Lou Nicholson, PhD.  Dr. Nicholson will give her talk, "Forensic DNA Analysis at the RCMP National Forensic Laboratory Services" on October 19th at 5:45pm in PAB 148.



All the hand made drawings exhibit in this website (including the BGRF logo) were especially designed and drawn by Curtis Lubbe and polished by Heather Ward. They are under the following Creative Commons license:   To view a copy of the license, visit