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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 (February-March). One section will hold their talks on Main Campus on Thursday 12:30-1:30PM in Kresge K103, while the other section will hold their talks at Agriculture Canada on Wednesday 12:30-1:30PM.  Students will receive notification of which they will attend in the Fall.

The AAFC seminar on March 20 will feature:

Biruk Feyissa (Hannoufa lab): "miR156-SPL network regulate abiotic stress response"

The Western campus seminar for March 21 to come.

Alannah Mattice (Moehring lab): "Genetic basis of hybrid sterility between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis”.

Sean Pham (Grbic lab): "The Functional Characterization of the Genes COPB2 and SNAP-α in Tetranychus urticae via RNA Interference"

*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 Susanne Kohalmi for further information.