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2020 - 2021 Biology Seminar Series

Departmental seminars explore all aspects of biology, and are held 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Fridays via ZOOM unless otherwise indicated.

All queries should be directed to Vera Tai.

All are welcome to attend!

2020-2021 Schedule


DATE SPEAKER TITLE
18 Sept

Anders Hedenström

Optimal flight and migration strategies in birds: building a paradigm from aerodynamics, wind tunnel experiments to wild tracking
25 Sept Kate Parr Do the little things run the world?
2 Oct Tyler Eddy Oceans & Fisheries in a Changing World
9 Oct

Graduate student nominated speaker

Isabel C Barrio

Herbivores in the tundra: from caribou and caterpillars, to Icelandic sheep
16 Oct

Special Seminar:
The Uchida Lecture

Thomas Seyfried

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Cancer as a Mitochondrial Metabolic Disease: Implications for Novel Therapeutics
23 Oct Jason Podrabsky The ecology and underlying physiology of embryonic dormancy in annual killifishes

 

30 Oct William Ja Feeding, sleep, and microbial interactions affect Drosophila nutrition
6 Nov STUDY BREAK
13 Nov Hiroshi Maeda Regulation of aromatic amino acid biosynthesis in plants
20 Nov Laura Hug Surviving and thriving in trash – microbial diversity and function in municipal landfills

25 Nov

HELEN BATTLE LECTURE

Rima Messana

See the pdf poster for the event here and sign up for registration here.

27 Nov Patrick Collins Skating on thin ice

 

4 Dec Jon Harrison Physiological and evolutionary interactions among body size, metabolic rate and oxygen
11 Dec - 4 Jan HOLIDAY SEASON BREAK
8 Jan No Seminar
15 Jan Neil Shubin Finding Your Inner Fish: From Expeditions to Enhancers
22 Jan Nancy Simmons Bat Diversity in a Changing World
29 Jan Mary Salcedo What's inside an insect wing? Structure, flows, and function
5 Feb Sarah Otto Genomic Scope of Adaptive Mutations in the Face of Environmental Challenges
12 Feb Britt Wray Too Hot to Handle: the difficult emotions of living in climate crisis and what coping can look like
19 Feb READING WEEK
26 Feb Patricia Brennan Sexual conflict and genital evolution in vertebrates
5 Mar Kirsty Wan Intracellular control and coordination of motile cilia
12 Mar Muriel Grenon Multiple benefits of the Cell EXPLORERS programme – a STEM public engagement model in Ireland
19 Mar 1. Robert Buchkowski and
2. Tony Percival-Smith
1. Structure and stoichiometry in soil food webs and Phenotypic non-specificity
2. Phenotypic non-specificity of transcription factor function
26 Mar 1. David Smith
and
2. Brent Sinclair
1. A series of short stories on genome evolution in plants, algae and protists
2. Remember travel?
2 Apr GOOD FRIDAY

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 in biology. All are welcome to attend!

Special Seminar Schedule

DATE SPEAKER TITLE or DETAILS TIME VENUE
9 Apr Natasha MacBean Predicting the fate of the terrestrial carbon cycle from ecosystem to global scales Join us on ZOOM 10 minutes before the beginning of the talk at: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/93879229455 9:30 am- 10:30 am via ZOOM