Departmental seminars explore all aspects of biology, and are held 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Fridays in BGS 0153 unless otherwise indicated.
All queries should be directed to Jamie Kramer.
All are welcome to attend!
|14 Sep||Dan Hahn||"From sleeping beauties to macho males: how understanding mechanisms of stress hardiness can impact our understanding of adaptation, speciation, and sexual selection.”|
|21 Sep||Dean Betts||"P66Shc and Awe: The role of the stress adaptor protein in early embryo development and pluripotency”|
|28 Sep||Uchida Lecture - Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis||"Gastrulation: cellular differentiation & the loss of pluripotency in vivo in embryos and in vitro in gastruloids"|
|5 Oct||Grad student invited speaker – Raf Otfinowski||"Integrating plants, roots, and soil nematodes to restore northern prairie ecosystems"|
|12 Oct||STUDY BREAK|
|18 Oct||Laudenbach Lecturer in conjunction with BGRF - Fardausi (Shathi) Akhter||
Background information about the speaker can be seen here.
NOTE DIFFERENT VENUE AND DATE: The talk will be October 18, 5:45pm in PAB 148
|26 Oct||Alistair Rogers||"From the Arctic to the tropics, improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models"|
|2 Nov||Art Weis||"When to Do It: selection on phenology through the general, social and internal environments"|
|9 Nov||Rick Simpson||"The evolution of complex courtship traits: covariation and interactions between hummingbird displays, plumage, and color appearance"|
|16 Nov||John Stinchcombe||"Adaptation and constraint in introduced plant species"|
|23 Nov||Sapna Sharma||"On thin ice: Are lakes feeling the heat?"|
"Genomic signatures: Powerful classification systems to analyze 'text style' in DNA data"
NOTE DIFFERENT VENUE AND DATE: The talk will be Wednesday November 28, 4:30pm in NCB 293
|30 Nov||Barb Katzenback||"Amphibian skin innate immunity: Newly generated Xenopus laevis skin epithelial cell lines and their role in sensing viral infections"|
|7 Dec||Cell & Molecular Biology Postdocs - Emilie Widemann, Julien Le Roy and Sameer Dixit||"Spider mite: from biology to adaptation"|
|8 Dec - 6 Jan||CHRISTMAS BREAK|
|11 Jan||Stephanie DeWitte-Orr||"Double stranded RNA: an understudied nucleic acid with a big punch"|
|18 Jan||Elizabeth Weretilnyk||"Coping with low phosphate: Lessons from the extremophyte Eutrema salsugineum"|
|25 Jan||Fred Dick and Greg Kelly||"New applications of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering for the study of vertebrate development and disease."|
|1 Feb||Megan Meuti||"Uncovering the Molecular Regulators of Seasonal Responses in Mosquitoes"|
|8 Feb||Angela B. Lange||"Integrative control of feeding and reproduction in the Chagas disease vector, Rhodnius prolixus."|
|15 Feb||Amanda Roe||"Functional ecology of spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) and the importance of intraspecific variation"|
|22 Feb||READING WEEK|
Alex S. Torson (1)
|(1) "Transcriptomic and metabolomic changes in overwintering Asian longhorned beetles"
(2) "Role of the gut-hormone ghrelin in the control of avian migratory behavior"
(3) "Emerald ash borer thermal tolerance in established and new invasive populations"
|8 Mar||Christopher Guglielmo (1) and Hugh Henry (2)||(1) Using isotopic analysis of breath H2O and CO2 to measure energy expenditure and fuel use of migratory birds
(2) Reduced precipitation = drier or colder? A multi-site perspective
|15 Mar||Dinesh Christendat||Seminar cancelled.|
|22 Mar||HELEN BATTLE LECTURE
Helen Petropoulos, Director, Commercialization & Programs Ontario Genomics
|A talk regarding alternative opportunities in the field of research
Graduate Student invited speaker:
|Thermal Safety, Environmental Variability and Biodiversity Change
|29 Mar||John Wiebe||New Approach To Breast Cancer: etiology, detection, intervention, treatment
|5 Apr||Julien Muffat||Humanized Models Of Microglial Development Shed Light On Viral Teratogenicity And Neurodegenerative Processes
|12 Apr||Zoë Lindo||TBD|
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!
|22 Oct||Claudia Wagner-Riddle||"Linking Surface N2O Flux to Soil Processes in Cold Climates"
||10:30 am||BGS 2084|
|20 Nov||Leonida Fusani||"Physiological mechanisms of migratory decisions"||10:3o am||BGS 2084|