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

Thursday, September 30, 2010 — 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Hello Biology!

You are invited to join the BGSA at a picnic to welcome our new graduate students to the department and also to enjoy the company of current graduate students, faculty, and staff. 

This event is free for all members of the biology department and please feel free to bring significant others and family members. 

We will be serving burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers! If you would like to contribute a dessert or other item, please feel free to bring it. 

See you there!

The BGSA Team

Thursday, September 30, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Targeting novel glycosyl hydrolases from soils using stable isotope probing (SIP) and metagenomics"

Supervisor:  J. Neufeld
Committee Members:  D. Rose;  T. Charles

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Serotonin-Induced Activation of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor Type â Requires the Serotonin Transporter"

Supervisor:  M. Beazely (School of Pharmacy)
Committee Members:  J. Joseph (School of Pharmacy);  J. Heikkila

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Seeking Adventure?    Interested in Conservation?

Friday, September 24, 2010 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "Ultrasound Targeted Microbubble Destruction:  A novel potential treatment of type 1 diabetics"

Supervisor:  J. Joseph  (School of Pharmacy)
Committee Members:  B. Duncker;  D. Spafford;  R. Tupling (Kinesiology)
Chair:  S. Chuong

Friday, September 24, 2010 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Speaker:  Dr. Thorsten Dieckmann
(Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Waterloo)
Title of Seminar:  "Catalysis in an RNA World"

Host:  Dr. J.D. Spafford
All are welcome!

Thursday, September 23, 2010 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

This meeting if for faculty only.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 — 2:15 PM to 4:45 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Salt Mass Balance Study in an Enhanced Phytoremediation Process Using Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria"

Supervisor:  B. Greenberg
Committee Members:  K. Ma;  S. Chuong

Monday, September 20, 2010 — 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Antigen presentation pathways in Rainbow trout (Oncorhychus mykiss):  characterization of new molecules and their potential protein-protein interaction"

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Characterizing current and past hydroecological conditions in shall tundra lakes of the Hudson Bay Lowlands using biological proxy indicators"

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "Development, assessment and application of benthic algal bioassessment protocols for Canadian waters"

Supervisor:  R.I. Hall
Committee Members:  W.D. Taylor;  A. Paterson;  G. Scrimgeour

Friday, September 10, 2010 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

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

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

To be rescheduled at a later date.....

Thursday, September 9, 2010 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "Characterization of p53 in rainbow trout cell lines "Supervisor:  B. Duncker
Committee Members:  B. Dixon;  N. Bols;  B. McConkey
Chair:  J. Semple

Thursday, September 2, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "Toxicity Assessment of oil sands process-affected waters using fish cell lines"

Supervisor(s):  L. Lee (WLU);  D.G. Dixon
Committee Members:  B. Dixon;  A. Farwell
Chair:  K. Ma

Friday, August 13, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  "In vitro propagation of Bienertia sinuspersici"
Supervisor:  S. Chuong
Committee Members:  S. Lolle;  J. Semple
Chair:  D. Barton

Thursday, August 12, 2010 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Title of Thesis:  Examination of the effect of the natural plant extract withaferin A on heat shock protein gene expression in Xenopus laevis A6 cells"

Supervisor:  J. Heikkila
Committee Members:  B. Glick;  B. Dixon
Chair:  R. Smith

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Title of Proposal:  "In vitro analysis of the effects of soybean meal on the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal epithelial cell line RTgutGC"

Supervisor(s):  N. Bols;  B. Dixon
Committee Members:  S. Lolle;  L. Lee (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Thursday, August 5, 2010 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

(Research Plant Physiologist/Biochemist, The USDA-ARS's Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A.)
Title of Seminar:  "Biogenic Amines, Functional Foods & Sustainable Agriculture"

Host:  Dr. B. Greenberg
All are welcome!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Valerie Nedbal
(JMP Pharaceutical Technical Manager)
Title of Seminar:  "Addressing the Challenges of the Analysis of Genomics Data with JMP Genomics"

Host:  Dr. B. McConkey
All are welcome!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

With Dr. Alexandra Reid, Director, Business Development, MITACS

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