Thursday, December 23, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

The Department of Biology will be closing as of 12 noon on Thursday, December 23rd and will re-open on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Investigating chloroplast arrangement in single cell, C4 photosynthetic species"

Supervisor:  S. Chuong
Committee Members:  B. Greenberg;  F. Guinel (Wilfred Laurier University)

Thursday, December 16, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Title of Thesis:  "The Effect of Nutrient and Peat Amedments for Oil Sands Reclamation Wetlands:  A Microcosm Study"

Supervisor:  D.G. Dixon
Committee Members:  R.I. Hall;  B. Warner (Earth Sciences);  A. Farwell
Chair:  B. Moffatt

Thursday, December 16, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Impact of Maternally Transferred Bisphenol A on Development and Growth in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhychus mykiss):  Generational Effects and Epigenetic Modifications"

Supervisor:  M. Vijayan
Committee Members:  M. Servos;  H. Engelhardt;  J. Leatherland

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Title of Thesis:  "Potential use of the Oncorhynchus mykiss checkpoint proteins Rad1 and Hus1as genotoxic biomarkers"

Supervisor:  B. Dixon
Committee Members:  N. Bols;  B. Duncker
Chair:  J. Witt

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Bacterial Chromosome Engineering for the Production of
Polyhydroxyalkanoates"

Supervisor:  T. Charles
Committee Members:  J. Neufeld;  B. Reed

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Title of Seminar:  "Physiological Robotics: Heirarchical Organization in Artificial Neural Networks"

All are welcome!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  Utilization of cellulose materials by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus and Caldicellulosiruptor kristjanssonli"

Supervisor:  K. Ma
Committee Members:  O. Ward;  B. McConkey

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 — 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Development of Sinorhizobium meliloti as a fermentation platform utilizing bioplastic accumulation as a proxy"

Supervisor:  T. Charles
Committee Members:  O. Ward;  B. Butler

Monday, December 13, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Stress-Immune Interactions in Fish:  Mechanisms and Nutritional Modulation"

Supervisor:  M. Vijayan
Committee Members:  B. Dixon;  B. McConkey

Monday, December 13, 2010 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of Defence:  "Microcystin in Ugandan Lakes:  Production Dynamics, Accumulation in Fish, and Risk Evaluation"

Supervisor(s):  Dr. Robert E. Hecky;  Dr. Stephanie J. Guildford;  Dr. William D. Taylor

Saturday, December 11, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Title of Defence:  "Subcellular localization and protein-protein interactions of two methyl recylcing enzyes from Arabidopsis thaliana"

Supervisor:  Dr. B. Moffatt

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST

This meeting if for faculty only.

Monday, December 6, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Examination of sodium arsenite - and cadmium chloride-induced hsp gene expression and proteasome activity in Xenopus laevis"

Supervisor:  J. Heikkila
Committee Members:  B. Glick;  B. Dixon

Friday, December 3, 2010 — 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM EST

Location: Royal Room at the Golf's Steakhouse & Seafood
(598 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, ON)
Cocktails:  6:30 p.m.
Dinner:  7:15 p.m.

Friday, December 3, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Praveen Nekkar
(Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Science, The School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo)
Title of Seminar:  "Development of Agents to Treat Alzheimer's Disease (AD)"

[Host: Dr. D. Spafford]
All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

(National Research Council Canada, Institute for Biological Sciences, Ottawa, ON)
Title of Presentation:  "A framework for pursuing neuroprotection in cerebral
ischemia developed from a "Stroke in a dish" model"

[Host:  Dr. John Mielke]
Refreshments will be available
All are welcome!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Title of Seminar:  "How graphic design can improve your science"

All are welcome!

Monday, November 29, 2010 — 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM EST

Title of Proposal:  "Ribose 5-phosphate isomerase, Ribulose epimerase and Transaldolase in Hyperthermophiles"

Supervisor:  K. Ma
Committee Members:  B. Glick;  B. Butler

Friday, November 26, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

(Research Scientist, Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation Unit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Trent University, Peterborough, ON)
Title of Seminar:  "Applied conservation genetics:  using genetic tools to assess biodiversity and conservation issues in exploited and endangered aquatic species"

[Host: Dr. B. Dixon]
All are welcome!

Friday, November 26, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Light refreshments in the Biology Lounge following the presentation (as part of the Biology Graduate Students Association Coffee Hour / Department Tumkur celebration).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Presentation order will be:

  1. Sanjee Chawdhry
  2. Nicholas Fisher
  3. Ariana Marcassa
  4. Dana Safavian
  5. Samantha Shortall
  6. Steven Sauve
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Special session featuring short presentations by University of Waterloo Pharmacy Faculty

Refreshments will be available
All are welcome!

Speakers will include: 

Dr. Praveen Nekkar  - Rational drug design aided by molecular modeling techniques

Dr. Shawn Wettig - Design, synthesis, and characterization of novel surface active compounds ("surfactants") for applications in drug delivery

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