Monday, December 19, 2011 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Ecology of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in Aquarium Biofilters"
Supervisor:  J. Neufeld
Committee members:  T. Charles;  B. Butler

Friday, December 16, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Title of defence:  "Significance of Methylthioadenosine Metabolism to Plant Growth and Development"
Supervisor:  Dr. Barbara A. Moffatt

Thursday, December 15, 2011 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Title of defence:  "Regulation of photosynthetic gene expression in the single-cell C4 species, Bienertia sinuspersici"
Supervisor(s):  Dr. Simon Chuong;  Dr. Barbara A. Moffatt

Thursday, December 15, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Title of seminar:  "Protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum: a tale of chaperones and protein disulfide isomerases"
[Host:  Dr. J. Heikkila]
All are welcome!

Please contact the Host, Dr. John Heikkila, if anyone would like to meet with Dr. Williams on the day of his seminar.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 — 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Nanoscale characterization of Amyloid Beta and melatonin in model membrane and in human tissues - in relation to Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor:  Z. Leonenko
Committee members: 

  • D. Spafford
  • M. Beazely (School of Pharmacy)
  • M. Campbell (Physics & Astronomy)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 — 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Title of defence:  "Characterization of the association of Dbf4 and Cdc7 and Mcm2-7 and chromatin in S. cerevisiae"
Supervisor:  Dr. Bernard P. Duncker

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Impacts of nutrients, climate, and invasive species on the benthic macroinvertebrate community of Lake Simcoe (Ontario, Canada) over an 85-year time-scale"
Supervisor(s):  D. Barton;  B.K. Ginn
Committee members:  W.D. Taylor;  R. Smith

Saturday, December 10, 2011 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

There will be crafts, snacks and a visit from Santa!

Please register your child with Jenniffer Fleet (ESC 351B) no later than Monday, December 5, 2011. Please provide a gift for your child that Santa can deliver. We usually keep to a $15 limit. Please drop off the gift unwrapped and Jenniffer will wrap them all in the same paper.

Friday, December 9, 2011 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Identification of Drosophila transcription factor Hindsight targets, by Microarray analysis"
Supervisor:  B. Reed
Committee members:  M. Vijayan;  B. McConkey

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

"Industry vs academia:  which is right for you?"

The BGSA is hosting a career information session for graduate students. Interact with a panel with whom have had experience in various areas of biology.
Includes free catered lunch!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Predictive algorithm development and inclusion criteria for
Permeability Surface Area in a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic model framework"
Supervisor(s):  A. Edginton (School of Pharmacy);  D.G. Dixon
Committee members:  M. Foldvari (School of Pharmacy);  M. Glerum

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 — 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Speaker profile: Dr. Chris Backhouse

Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
Title of seminar:  "Lab on Chip Technologies and Their Challenges at the Nanoscale"
All are welcome!

Please contact the Host, Dr. Elizabeth Meiering, if anyone would like to meet with Dr. Backhouse on the day of his seminar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 — 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

More details to follow.

Monday, December 5, 2011 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Title of defence:  "Effects of Nutrients, Photoinhibition & Photoacclimation on Photosystem II Function of Freshwater Phytoplankton Communities"
Supervisor:  Dr. Ralph E.H. Smith

Monday, December 5, 2011 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of thesis:  "Characterizing current and past hydroecological conditions in shallow tundra ponds of the Hudson Bay Lowlands"
Supervisor(s):  R.I. Hall;  B. Wolfe (WLU)
Committee members:  W.D. Taylor;  M. Macrae (Geography);  J. Sweetman
Chair:  B. McConkey

Friday, December 2, 2011 — 6:30 PM to 11:59 PM EST

Crystal Room, 598 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, ON
Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:15 p.m.

This year's event will feature entertainment by Acoustic Steel followed by a Karaoke Extravaganza!

Tickets may be purchased from Jenniffer Fleet (ESC 350B) until
Friday, November 25, 2011.

Tickets are: $25/faculty & staff
                 $10/graduate students

Website: Golf's Steakhouse & Seafood

Friday, December 2, 2011 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Title of thesis:  Utilization of cellulosic materials by Caldicellulosiruptor species"
Supervisor:  K. Ma
Committee members:  O. Ward;  B. McConkey
Chair:  K. Oakes

**Please note:  This is a closed-defense.  If attending, a Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed at the door before entering.

Friday, December 2, 2011 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Serotonin-induced transactivation of neuronal platelet-derived growth factor receptors"
Supervisor(s):  M. Beazely (School of Pharmacy);  J. Heikkila
Committee members:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Presentation order from the following:

  • 2:30-2:45   Michelle D’Souza
  • 2:45-3:00   Kiran Nizamani
  • 3:00-3:15   Xinhai Guo
  • 3:15-3:30  Saliy Shaker
  • 3:30-3:45   Zuo Du
  • 3:45-4:00  Jonathan Cluett
  • 4:00-4:15  Saliy Shaker
  • 4:15-4:30  Kyle Trainor
  • 4:30-4:45  Mitchell Wang
  • 4:45-5:00  Elissa Downey
  • 5:00-5:15  Azin Ahrari
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Professor, Juravinski Cancer Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Title of presentation:  "Quantitative Optical Molecular Imaging in Small Animals"
Coffee/refreshments will be available
All are welcome!

Please contact the Host, Dr. Qing-Bin Lu, if anyone would like to meet with Dr. Patterson during his visit.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

All Biology graduate students are welcome!

Friday, November 25, 2011 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Website: IBMB seminar series  (Special day!)
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Peter H. Buist
(Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON)
Title of seminar: ""Iron, Oxygen and Unactivated C-H Bonds: From Membranes to Biofuels""
All are welcome!

Friday, November 25, 2011 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Title of proposal:  "Regulation of Extracellular HSP70 Levels in Rainbow Trout"
Supervisor:  M. Vijayan
Committee members:  B. McConkey;  Z. Leonenko

Friday, November 25, 2011 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

All are welcome!

Thursday, November 24, 2011 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Dr. Mathur's Seminar to be Rescheduled in 2012.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Title of seminar:  "Understanding rapid intracellular responses of plants using photo-convertible fluorescent proteins"
[Host:  To be announced]
All are welcome!

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