2023-2024 Weekly Seminars

These free Departmental seminars, which explore all aspects of biology, are open to the public and are held 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Fridays in BGS 0165 unless otherwise indicated.

All queries should be directed to Thomas DeFalco.

All are welcome to attend!

2023-2024 Schedule


2023-2024 Weely Seminar Schedule
DATE SPEAKER TITLE VENUE
22 Sept Danve Castroverde Molecular insights into plant immune systems under climate change
BGS 0165
29 Sept

Kristen Ruegg

This special seminar is The 2023 Uchida Lecture

The Bird Genoscape Project: Harnessing the power of genomics to advance migratory bird conservation
BGS 0165
6 Oct

John Archibald

Gene sharing across the eukaryotic tree of life: highways, byways, and bike paths
BGS 0165
13 Oct Lee Henry Symbiosis as an adaptive process: understanding transitions to more complex life forms Zoom
20 Oct

Aurora Nedelcu

What does not kill you makes you more complex: The role of stress in the evolution of multicellularity, altruism and cancer BGS 0165
30 Oct Richard Feldmanecture) Bird migration in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula In-person (in CAM seminar series due to BGRF)
30 Oct-5 Nov STUDY BREAK
10 Nov Greg Mitchell Conserving biodiversity in Canada’s agroecosystems: a landscape ecology approach BGS 0165
17 Nov Heather McFarlane Plant cell wall signalling and pathways for cell wall synthesis
BGS 0165
24 Nov Jason Bertram Environmental change and the determinants of genetic diversity: recent progress and new challenges

BGS 0165

8 Dec Louis-Philippe Hamel Understanding plant responses to the production of enveloped VLPs

BGS 0165

10 Dec - 7 Jan EXAM PERIOD/HOLIDAY SEASON BREAK
12 Jan Joey Berhardt Towards a mechanistic science of global change: from cells to ecosystems and human well-being BGS 0165
19 Jan Katharina Braeutigam Modern Tree Biology - Epigenomics and Physiology in stress and development BGS 0165
26 Jan Jen Fisher Redesigning STEM Curricula to Create Equity in Undergraduate Research Opportunities BGS 0165
2 Feb

Lori Burrows

This special seminar is The 2024 Uchida Lecture

How to give bacteria food poisoning – antibiotics that hijack nutrient transporters BGS 0165
9 Feb Tanvi Deora Tactile sensing and learning in insect feeding and plant pollination Zoom
16 Feb Aaron Shafer Population and Quantitative Genomics of Deer BGS 0165 and Zoom
17-25 Feb READING WEEK
1 Mar Jean-Christophe Billeter Female mate choices in Drosophila melanogaster: unravelling multilevel female control and adaptive plasticity BGS 0165
8 Mar Codruta Ignea Engineering production of New-to-Nature Terpenoids in Saccharomyces cerevisiae BGS 0165
15 Mar Andy Davis TBD Zoom
22 Mar John Tuthill TBD BGS0165
29 Mar GOOD FRIDAY
5 Apr Pelin Volkan TBD BGS 0165

There are occasions when notable speakers visit the department who are not part of the weekly series. Those seminars will be listed below and will also explore a wide range of topics. All are welcome to attend!

Special Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER TITLE or DETAILS TIME VENUE
16 Nov Jimmy Breen

Developing a Precision Healthcare framework for Indigenous Australians

1:00-2:00 pm

3M Centre Room 3250