SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY GRAMSS AND THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
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. email@example.com
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
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|
|Topic:||Molecular & Neurobiology|
|11:15||Zoe Gagnon||Investigating Postsynaptic Effects of Neuropeptides on Drosophila Muscle Cells|
|11:30||Ishan Herath||Deep Proteome Analysis: Using a Pulsed Electric Field to Enhance Proteoform Resolution|
|11:45||Naomi Vos||Sex Differences in Sympathetic Neuronal Discharge Patterns During Isometric Handgrip Exercise in Humans: A Study Proposal|
|12:00||Katrina Carbonara||Sometimes faster can be better: further improving 2DE-based quantitative top-down proteomics|
|12:15||Georgina Gardner||Rapid medium nutrient depletion to below the physiological range by cancer cells cultured in Plasmax|
|12:30||Alicia Piazza||Brain cell regeneration at a snail’s pace: How does Vitamin A metabolite direct outgrowth?|
|Topic:||Plant & Insect Biology|
|11:15||Jerry Akanwari||Nematodes as Biological Indicators of Soil Health|
|11:30||Albert Wu||Kin recognition in an invasive perennial plant facilitates the success of subsequent generations|
|11:45||Nicholas Benton||The Attempted Rearing of a Coquillettidia perturbans (Culicidae) Colony in a Controlled Laboratory Environment|
|12:00||Alysha Gullion||Understanding the effect of in-row cover crop planting and its influence on invertebrate species|
|11:15||Jane Oleksiw||The influence of home cage design and enrichment on personality in the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps).|
|11:30||Melanie Denommé||Examining the assumption that interacting with barriers indicates a motivation to escape in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)|
|11:45||Alex Popescu||The contribution of changes in social antipredator behaviour in American crows to their success in urban areas|
|12:00||Lyllian Corbin||Small males are the last to establish territories in the eastern carpenter bee|
|12:15||Alex Wilder||Effects 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|
|3:00||Dipanzan Islam||Software Performance Analysis using Kernel Tracing|
|3:15||Mohaimin Ehsan||Priority-Based Resource Allocation Model for Vehicular Fog Computing|
|3:30||Madeline Janecek||Alignment of Multiple System-Level Traces for Anomaly Localization|
|3:45||Mohammed Adib Khan||System Fault Prediction Through Change Detection In System Metrics|
|4:00||Mubashir Murshed||Adaptive RL-based Decision for Efficient User-centric Virtual Cell Management and Handover in 5G Vehicular Networks|
|4:15||K M Nafiul Hassan||Mobility-based Multi-layered Caching and Data distribution in Vehicular Fog Computing|
|Topic:||Physical & Chemical Sciences|
|3:00||Maneesha Wijesundara||Synthesis of π extended phenoxyl radical|
|3:15||Gabriele Delle Monache||Exploring the Cluster Chemistry of Pyridyl Alkoxide Ligands for the Discovery of 3d/4f Single Molecule Magnets|
|3:30||Zackery Watts||Synthesis of Redox-Active Phenalenol-Substituted Ligands in Rare Spin-Crossover Conducting Complexes|
|3:45||Connor Wilson||Vibrational Properties of High-Entropy Oxides|
|Topic:||Cell Biology & Earth Sciences|
|3:00||Jae Jung||Investigating mechanisms of Proctolin on muscle contraction and intracellular calcium-regulating pathway in Drosophila muscle|
|3:15||Ricardo Alva||Oxygen concentration differentially affects gene expression in distinct cancer cell lines|
|3:30||Marcelo Muniz Correa||Phosphoinositide signalling: testing the friendship between lipid transporters and lipid kinases|
|3:45||Bao Le||The patterns and contributions of DNA transposition to genetic polymorphism in humans|
|4:00||Michelle Pearce||Investigating climate and landscape-driven influences on thermokarst lake carbon cycling in Old Crow Flats, Yukon|
|4:15||Thomas Henley||Surface dust coverages on rock targets in Gale Crater, Mars: Influence of seasonal wind variability, topographic control, and proximity to eolian sand fields|
|Topic:||Mathematical & Computer Sciences|
|3:00||Pranjal Chakraborty||Root Cause Analysis of Memory Issues in Enterprise Softwares|
|3:15||Liam McDevitt||A Framework for Meta-heuristic Parameter Performance Prediction Using Fitness Landscape Analysis and Machine Learning|
|3:30||Nicholas Aksamit||Cooperative Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution for Drug Design|
|3:45||Fatemeh Hasheminejad||Heterogeneous Mixed Populations of Best-responders and Imitators In a Co-ordination Population: Equilibrium, Convergence and Stability|
|4:00||Madiha Mariam Ahmed||Research 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)
- 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
- 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)
- 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.