Department of Biology
200 University Ave. W
Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 32569
Fax: (519) 746-0614
Title of proposal: "Ecology of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in Aquarium Biofilters"
Supervisor: J. Neufeld
Committee members: T. Charles; B. Butler
Title of defence: "Significance of Methylthioadenosine Metabolism to Plant Growth and Development"
Supervisor: Dr. Barbara A. Moffatt
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
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.
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
- D. Spafford
- M. Beazely (School of Pharmacy)
- M. Campbell (Physics & Astronomy)
Title of defence: "Characterization of the association of Dbf4 and Cdc7 and Mcm2-7 and chromatin in S. cerevisiae"
Supervisor: Dr. Bernard P. Duncker
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
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.
Title of proposal: "Identification of Drosophila transcription factor Hindsight targets, by Microarray analysis"
Supervisor: B. Reed
Committee members: M. Vijayan; B. McConkey
"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!
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
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.
More details to follow.
Title of defence: "Effects of Nutrients, Photoinhibition & Photoacclimation on Photosystem II Function of Freshwater Phytoplankton Communities"
Supervisor: Dr. Ralph E.H. Smith
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
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
Website: Golf's Steakhouse & Seafood
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.
Title of proposal: "Serotonin-induced transactivation of neuronal platelet-derived growth factor receptors"
Supervisor(s): M. Beazely (School of Pharmacy); J. Heikkila