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  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FALL SEMINAR SERIES – 2019

    Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars are held on Fridays
    at 2:15 p.m. in MC H313

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    Dr. O. Ellouz           Host: Dr. Alan Castle
    Research Scientist, Plant Pathology, Science and Technology Branch
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Vineland Station
    “Plant-microbe interactions for a sustainable agriculture”

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Dr. Evan Mercier, Postdoctoral Fellow           Host: Adonis Skandalis
    Department of Physical Biochemistry
    Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gőttingen, Germany
    “Co-translational events in protein maturation observed in real time”

    Friday, September 27, 2019

    Dr. Mungo Marsden           Host: Vincenzo De Luca
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
    “Dynamic regulation of cell adhesion in Xenopus”

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Dr. Shannon McCauley           Host: Glenn Tattersall
    Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga
    “Freshwater Metacommunities in a changing world”

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019

    Dr. Julie Brill           Host: Aleksandar Necakov
    Senior Scientist and Professor, Hospital for Sick Children
    “TBA”

    Friday, October 18, 2019 READING WEEK / NO SEMINARS

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    TBA

    Friday, November 1, 2019
    Jonathan Simone, Ph.D.           Host: Dr. Robert Carlone
    Director of Research & Clinical Studies, Aphria Inc., Toronto, Ontario
    “Cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system: From plant to patient”

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Dr. Omer Gokcumen           Host: Ping Liang
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, SUNY Buffalo
    “Dissecting the evolutionary and functional impact of genomic structural variants”

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Dr. Jessica Forrest           Host: Miriam Richards
    Associate Professor, Biology Department, University of Ottawa
    “How do climate change and non-native species affect montane bees? A case study from the Colorado Rockies”

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Katharine Yagi           Host: Glenn Tattersall
    Ph.D. Research Associate and Post Doctoral Fellow, Brock University
    “Managing an ecological trap in historically mined-peatland in southern Ontario”

     

    Seminar Coordinator: Dr. Vincenzo De Luca

    Categories: Seminar

  • Oxygen expert to speak at Brock

    Since his time as a post-doctoral fellow at Brock University, Chris Cooper has made a name for himself exploring the biochemistry of oxygen gas.

    Now, 30 years after he left St. Catharines to complete his PhD at the University of Guelph and then pursue a long academic career at various universities in the U.K., Cooper will return to Brock for the Faculty of Math and Science’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 22.

    Read more in The Brock News

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  • Biology students among those honoured with President’s Surgite Awards

    Some of the brightest young minds at Brock University were recognized Tuesday for their displays of leadership and contributions to both the Brock and wider Niagara community.

    Ten Brock students were selected from across the University to receive the President’s Surgite Awards, which honour the hard work they’ve completed throughout their educational journey. Of those ten students, three were from the Department of Biological Sciences.

    The 2018-19 President’s Surgite Award winners include:

    • Fayyaz Rizvi (Biological Sciences)
    • Daislyn Vidal (Biological Sciences)
    • Taylor Lidster (Biological Sciences)

    Read more in The Brock News!

  • Biology students participate in the NSERC video competition

    Science, Action! features student-produced, 60-second videos on research projects funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), one of Brock’s major research funders. This year’s competition includes 75 entries from all over Canada, which include 7 entries from Brock University with the 3 entries below from our biology department.

    DNA, A Mobile Molecule

    Cell Talk

    On the fly

    Between now and Friday, March 2, the 25-most viewed videos will make it to the next round, where a panel of judges will then select the Top 15 for prizes.  Please help by viewing and by sharing their videos among your social circles.

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  • Dr. Alan Castle is appointed Acting Dean, Faculty of Math and Science

    Dr. Alan Castle will be the Acting Dean for the Faculty of Math and Science for 2017 as of January 1, 2017. He will be replacing Dr. Ahmed who will be on Administrative Leave. Read the full story in The Brock News: https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2016/11/prof-alan-castle-to-serve-as-acting…

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