Events - October 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker:  Dr. John E. Thompson
(Full Adjunct Professor - Dept. of Biology,  Professor Emeritus & Associate Vice President, University Research, University of Waterloo)
Title of Seminar:  "Impact of eIF5A on Cell Death and Survival; Implications for Agriculture and Human Health"

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

Thursday, October 28, 2010 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This meeting if for faculty only.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Aaron Fenster
(Director and Scientist, Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, London, ON)
Title of Presentation:  "Use of 3D Ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment of human diseases"

[Host:  Dr. Qing-Bin Lu, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy]
Refreshments will be available!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Tracking hydrological responses of a thermokarst lake in the Old Crow Flats (Yukon Territory, Canada) to recent climate variability using aerial photos and paleolimnological methods"

Supervisor(s):  R. Hall;  B. Wolfe (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Committee Members:  W.D. Taylor;  J. Sweetman;  M. Macrae (Geography)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 — 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Dr. Peter J. Ratcliffe  (University of Oxford)
For more information see the Gairdner Foundation Lecture 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Visit the University of Waterloo fall convocation ceremonies - Science webpage.

Friday, October 22, 2010 — 11:45 AM to 2:45 PM EDT

Title of Defence:  "Factors Involved in the Regulation of Purine Degradation Genes in Sinorhizobium meliloti"

Supervisor:  Dr. Trevor C. Charles

Friday, October 22, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker: Dr. Brian D. Bornhold
(Professor & Project Scientist, NEPTUNE Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC)
Title of Seminar:  "NEPTUNE Canada Regional Cabled Seafloor Observatory - A Real-Time, Multidisciplinary Marine Research Platform from Beach to Abyss"

[Host:  Dr. R.I. Hall]
All are welcome!

Monday, October 18, 2010 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "Regulation of heat shock protein 70 levels in red blood cells of rainbow trout"

Supervisor:  M. Vijayan
Committee Members:  D.G. Dixon;  J. McGeer
Chair:  B. Butler

Monday, October 18, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Title of Defence:  "Dreissenid Mussels and Large Lakes:  Effects on Littoral Ecology"

Supervisor(s):  Dr. David R. Barton;  Dr. Robert E. Hecky

Friday, October 15, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker: Dr. Linda Campbell
(Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Dept. of Biology and School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON)
Title of Seminar:  "Making connections in the Patagonia Andes:  Fish, volcanoes and lakes"

[Host:  Dr. W.D. Taylor]
All are welcome!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Kostadinka Bizheva
(Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo)
Title of Presentation:  "Non-invasive optical imaging of the structure and function of biological tissue with Optical Coherence Tomography"

Refreshments will be available!

Friday, October 8, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Symmetrical Protein Phylogeny and Engineering"

Supervisor(s):  B. McConkey;  E. Meiering (Chemistry)
Committee Members:  D. Rose;  K. Müller;  D. Brown (School of Computer Science)

Friday, October 1, 2010 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "Detection of Trace Organic Contaminants in Fish Using In Vivo Solid Phase Microextraction"

Supervisor(s):  M. Servos;   D.G. Dixon
Committee Members:  N. Bols;  M. McMaster;  C. Metcalfe;  J. Pawliszyn
Chair:  C. Dupont

Friday, October 1, 2010 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker:  Dr. Amanda J. Moehring
(Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, The  University of Western Ontario, London, ON)
Title of Seminar:  "Sex, flies and video tape:  The genetics of behavioural isolation in Drosophila"

[Host:  Dr. B. Reed]
All are welcome!

Friday, October 1, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

On Friday, October 1st will be our first "Last Friday of the Month Coffee Hour". For the first ever coffee hour, we will break tradition and have it on the first Friday of the month, but following this, future events will be scheduled on the last Friday of the month.

Friday, October 1, 2010 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Evaluating the Estrogenic Activity of Municipal Wastewater Effluents by the Yeast Estrogen Assay and Vitellogenin"

Supervisor:  M. Servos
Committee Members:  H. Engelhardt;  M. Hewitt

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