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Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series

This seminar series offers graduate students in Biology an opportunity to communicate their proposed research or research findings in progress in a setting not unlike thesis assessment and defence presentations, and conference platform presentations. Individual student seminars are followed by question/answer or discussion sessions. Students attending the seminars provide written comments to the presenter regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the seminar content and form. The coordinator will discuss the seminar with the student either after the talk or in an office appointment.  The discussion will focus on effective aspects of the presentation, and strategies for strengthening other aspects of the seminar.

Guests welcome.

The Cell and Molecular Biology graduate students are split into two sections depending on their location.  The talks will be scheduled during the Winter term (Jan-April). One section will hold their talks on Main Campus on Wednesday 12:30-1:30PM in NCB340, while the other section will hold their talks at Agriculture Canada on Thursday 12:30-1:30PM.  Students will receive notification of which they will attend in the Fall.  

*This seminar series represents Part 2 (Communication) of Bio 9100/9150. Although an occasional absence may be understandable, seminar attendance is mandatory.  Absence without a good reason will result in a grade of “Unsatisfactory” for this course in this semester, with implications for withdrawal from the graduate program.

Instructions for Graduate Students have been provided.

You may contact A. Percival-Smith for further information.

2017 Seminar schedule

Date Main Campus C&M series
Jan. 11 Bonnie Alberry
Jan. 18 Sheng Cheng/Jalina Bielaska-Da Silva
Jan. 25 Emily Jean Cornelius/Dorota Michalski
Feb. 1 Asyad Rayhan/Zaichao Zhang
Feb. 8 Hooman Namin
Feb. 15 Nicolas Bensoussan
Mar. 1 Anirban Banejee
Mar. 8 Maja Milojevic
Mar. 15 Golnaz Salehipourshirazi
Mar. 22 Zaichao Zhang
Mar. 29 Sina Gerayli
Date AAFC C&M series
Jan. 19 Farida Anwar Meerja/Keegan Leckie
Jan. 26 Shawn Hoogstra/Sina Gerayli
Feb. 2 Adam Scott Chin Fatt/Elizabeth Chen
Feb. 9 Grant Favell/Raj Kumar Thapa
Feb. 16 Jingpu Song
Mar. 2 Jiang Wang
Mar. 8 Shrikaar Kambhampati