FMS GRaD Conference – Sept 16, 2022

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SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY GRAMSS AND THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

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Conference Info

FMS GRaD Conference 

Sept 16, 2022  9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pond Inlet, Brock University

This all-day event focuses on providing graduate students in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS) and beyond opportunities to talk about their research. The goal of FMS GRaD Conference is to celebrate the academic achievements of all students in the FMS, to develop a sense of community among the FMS graduate students, and to showcase the FMS research to Brock University community.

 

Main participants and presenters:

  • Keynote speakers and guest speakers
  • Current graduate students registered in FMS
  • Incoming graduate students in FMS
  • Undergraduate students in research

Important update: We will be closing guest registration soon due to overwhelming interest in the conference and reaching venue capacity limits. We sincerely appreciate the interest for this event, and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Registration is FREE.

  • Guest registration will remain open until August 16, 2022, or until registration capacity is reached (120 participants)
  • Presenter registration closes Aug 1, 2022

You will receive a confirmation email and detailed event package via your submitted email address.

If you have any questions with regarding registration, please contact Noah X.  nx20gb@brocku.ca

Important dates:

Registration open from June 20th to August 16th, 2022 

Presenter Sign-up is closed on August 1st, 2022

Oral and Poster Presentation abstract submission: August 5th, 2022

Conference Date: September 16th, 2022

Presenter guidelines:

Each oral presentation should be 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A period. The presentation should be accompanied by visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides, PDF slides). 

For Oral presentations,

All oral presenters are requested to: 

– Submit the final abstract by 11:59 p.m. on August 5th, 2022.

– Upload the visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides) to our SharePoint drive. Presenters will receive an email with instructions and the upload link closer to the conference date. PowerPoint slides or PDF file must be submitted via SharePoint by 3pm – September 15th, 2022.

For Poster Presentations,

Each poster presenter will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions. Each poster session will be 60 minutes in length. There will be judges to assess each poster presentation if the presenter wishes to compete. The recommended measurement for posters is 3 ft by 4 ft. The poster presenters are also advised to prepare a 5 minute presentation introducing their poster to the judges and audience.

All poster presenters are requested to:

– Submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022

– Print the final poster before the morning of September 16th, 2022

– Presenters bring posters on the day of the event

Registration (Pond Inlet entrance) 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks 9:30 – 9:45 AM
Morning Keynote presentation 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Coffe Break 10:45 – 11:10 AM
Three Concurrent Oral Presentation Sessions 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: Pond Inlet
Topic: Molecular & Neurobiology
TimePresenterTitle
11:15Zoe GagnonInvestigating Postsynaptic Effects of Neuropeptides on Drosophila Muscle Cells
11:30Ishan HerathDeep Proteome Analysis: Using a Pulsed Electric Field to Enhance Proteoform Resolution
11:45Naomi VosSex Differences in Sympathetic Neuronal Discharge Patterns During Isometric Handgrip Exercise in Humans: A Study Proposal
12:00Katrina CarbonaraSometimes faster can be better: further improving 2DE-based quantitative top-down proteomics
12:15Georgina GardnerRapid medium nutrient depletion to below the physiological range by cancer cells cultured in Plasmax
12:30Alicia PiazzaBrain cell regeneration at a snail’s pace: How does Vitamin A metabolite direct outgrowth?
Location: MC D404
Topic: Plant & Insect Biology
TimePresenterTitle
11:15Jerry AkanwariNematodes as Biological Indicators of Soil Health
11:30Albert WuKin recognition in an invasive perennial plant facilitates the success of subsequent generations
11:45Nicholas BentonThe Attempted Rearing of a Coquillettidia perturbans (Culicidae) Colony in a Controlled Laboratory Environment
12:00Alysha GullionUnderstanding the effect of in-row cover crop planting and its influence on invertebrate species
12:15
Location: MC D403
Topic: Animal Behaviour
TimePresenterTitle
11:15Jane OleksiwThe influence of home cage design and enrichment on personality in the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps).
11:30Melanie DenomméExamining the assumption that interacting with barriers indicates a motivation to escape in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
11:45Alex PopescuThe contribution of changes in social antipredator behaviour in American crows to their success in urban areas
12:00Lyllian CorbinSmall males are the last to establish territories in the eastern carpenter bee
12:15Alex WilderEffects of elevated rearing temperatures and generational time in captivity on the larval survival and quality of two strains of Ontario hatchery Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Lunch break (Cairns Atrium) 12:45 – 2:00 PM
Poster Session (Pond Inlet) 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Four Concurrent Oral Presentation Sessions 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: Pond Inlet
Topic: Computer Sciences
TimePresenterTitle
3:00Dipanzan IslamSoftware Performance Analysis using Kernel Tracing
3:15Mohaimin EhsanPriority-Based Resource Allocation Model for Vehicular Fog Computing
3:30Madeline JanecekAlignment of Multiple System-Level Traces for Anomaly Localization
3:45Mohammed Adib KhanSystem Fault Prediction Through Change Detection In System Metrics
4:00Mubashir MurshedAdaptive RL-based Decision for Efficient User-centric Virtual Cell Management and Handover in 5G Vehicular Networks
4:15K M Nafiul HassanMobility-based Multi-layered Caching and Data distribution in Vehicular Fog Computing
Location: WH 203
Topic: Physical & Chemical Sciences
TimePresenterTitle
3:00Maneesha WijesundaraSynthesis of π extended phenoxyl radical
3:15Gabriele Delle MonacheExploring the Cluster Chemistry of Pyridyl Alkoxide Ligands for the Discovery of 3d/4f Single Molecule Magnets
3:30Zackery WattsSynthesis of Redox-Active Phenalenol-Substituted Ligands in Rare Spin-Crossover Conducting Complexes
3:45Connor WilsonVibrational Properties of High-Entropy Oxides
4:00
Location: WH 327
Topic: Cell Biology & Earth Sciences
TimePresenterTitle
3:00Jae JungInvestigating mechanisms of Proctolin on muscle contraction and intracellular calcium-regulating pathway in Drosophila muscle
3:15Ricardo AlvaOxygen concentration differentially affects gene expression in distinct cancer cell lines
3:30Marcelo Muniz CorreaPhosphoinositide signalling: testing the friendship between lipid transporters and lipid kinases
3:45Bao LeThe patterns and contributions of DNA transposition to genetic polymorphism in humans
4:00Michelle PearceInvestigating climate and landscape-driven influences on thermokarst lake carbon cycling in Old Crow Flats, Yukon
4:15Thomas HenleySurface dust coverages on rock targets in Gale Crater, Mars: Influence of seasonal wind variability, topographic control, and proximity to eolian sand fields
Location: TH 243
Topic: Mathematical & Computer Sciences

 

TimePresenterTitle
3:00Pranjal ChakrabortyRoot Cause Analysis of Memory Issues in Enterprise Softwares
3:15Liam McDevittA Framework for Meta-heuristic Parameter Performance Prediction Using Fitness Landscape Analysis and Machine Learning
3:30Nicholas AksamitCooperative Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution for Drug Design
3:45Fatemeh HasheminejadHeterogeneous Mixed Populations of Best-responders and Imitators In a Co-ordination Population: Equilibrium, Convergence and Stability
4:00Madiha Mariam AhmedResearch on Deep Clustering for High-Dimensional Molecular Data using Transformers and Equivariant Neural Networks followed by Data Visualization - (Survey of Molecular Representations for Deep Clustering)
Coffee Break (Pond Inlet) 4:30 – 4:45 PM
Afternoon Keynote presentation (Pond Inlet) 4:45 PM
Trivia and Raffle Games (Pond Inlet) 5:45 PM
Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks (Pond Inlet) 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Special Sponsorship Awards:

Norgen Rising Star Awards – Generously sponsored by Norgen Bioteck ($500 + certificate)

ENTER HERE – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student
  • Must register in FMS GRaD conference
  • Application details will be sent to the Brock email address recorded in registration form when sign-up

Monetary Awards:

  • Oral presentation – First place ($200 + certificate)
  • Oral Presentation – Second Place ($100 + certificate)
  • Honourable Mention for Oral Presentation (gift + certificate)
  • Poster Presentation – first place ($200 + certificate)
  • Poster Presentation – Second Place ($100 + certificate)
  • Honourable Mention for Poster Presentation (gift + certificate)

 Honourary awards:

  • FMS Graduate Student leader award (certificate)
  • Student’s Choice – Staff award (certificate)
  • Student’s Choice – Faculty Mentor award (certificate)

 

General Guideline for Oral Presentation:

Each oral presentation should be 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A period (total = 15min). The presentation should be accompanied by visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides, PDF slides) 

All oral presenters are requested to: 

  – submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022.

  – upload the visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides) to our SharePoint drive. Presenters will receive an email with instructions and the upload link closer to the conference date. 

 

General Format for Poster Presentations:

Each poster presenter will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions. Each poster session will be 60 minutes in length. There will be judges to assess each poster presentation if the presenter wishes to compete. 

All poster presenters are requested to:

   – submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022

   – print the final poster before the morning of September 16th, 2022

More information to help you making a research porter from Brock Library – Link here

**** The recommended measurement for posters is 3 ft by 4 ft.

**** The poster presenters are also advised to prepare a 5 minute presentation introducing their poster to the judges and audience.

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To contact the FMS Conference team please email GRAMSS@brocku.ca