Research

There are four main research directions of the Department of Biological Sciences.

  • M. Bidochka
    Molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry of insect pathogenic fungi
  • R. L. Carlone
    Developmental Biology: Retinoids in nerve growth and regeneration
  • A. J. Castle
    Genetics of fungi; cell-cell interaction and communication
  • Y. Haj-Ahmad
    Molecular genetics; virology; mammalian viral vectors
  • P. Liang
    Understanding the mechanism of genetic diversity and their contribution to phenotype via bioinformatics and genomics approaches
  • A. Skandalis
    Protein structure and function of enzymes involved in nucleic acid replication; molecular biology of aging
  • J. Stuart
    Mitochondrial bioenergetics and cell physiology
  • F. F. Hunter
    Behavioural ecology of haematophagous insects; molecular systematics; cytogenetics
  • M. H. Richards
    Evolution of social behaviour in insects; population genetics and molecular systematics of insects
  • L. Vasseur
    Climate change, sustainable development, community-based ecosystem management and conservation ecology
  • A. J. Mercier
    Neurobiology; electrophysiology and synaptic plasticity
  • G. Spencer
    Neurobiology; synaptic plasticity, mechanisms of learning and memory
  • G. Tattersall
    Function and Mechanisms of Thermoregulatory Control
  • D. H. Bruce
    Photosynthesis; regulation of primary events of energy conversion in photosynthesis; excitation energy distribution in algal/green plant photosystems
  • V. De Luca
    Plant Biochemistry, natural products, metabolic engineering
  • C. Després
    Plant Proteomics and Molecular Pathology
  • D. Inglis
    Redox balance in wine yeast under hyperosmotic stress, yeast gene expression, yeast metabolism, icewine fermentation
  • G. Pickering
    Wine science, sensory science, flavor chemistry, sensory perception, and wine chemistry
  • A. G. Reynolds
    Impact of viticultural practices on grape and wine aroma compounds; impact of “terroir” on wine sensory attributes; irrigation and fertilization of grapes; yeast and enzyme effects on wine aroma

Analytical Services for UPLC-MS (Ultraperformance Chromatography-Mass Spectometry) offered by Dr. Kyung Hee Kim in the laboratory of Dr. De Luca.

Location: Cairns building Lab 535, Biology Department, Brock University

Phone: 1-905-688-5550 [extension 4554 (office) or 4161 (lab)]

Email vdeluca@brocku.ca or Kkim@brocku.ca

 

Analytical Service* Description Academic

(Internal)

 

Academic

(External)

 

Commercial

(Industry)

 

Type of Analysis UPLC

MS

UPLC-MS

 

$50

$50

$80

 

$70

$70

$100

 

$100

$100

$150

 

LC-MS Method development UPLC

MS

UPLC-MS

 

$20

$20

$40

 

$30

$30

$50

 

$50

$50

$70

 

Sample Preparation  

 

Included with LC-MS analysis

 

Included with LC-MS analysis

 

Included with LC-MS analysis

 

Data Analysis** Qualitative Analysis Included with LC-MS analysis Included with LC-MS analysis Included with LC-MS analysis
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*The service is limited to phytochemical analysis

**Data analysis is based on standards available in the laboratory of supplied by the investigator