Thousands of butterfly and moth specimens have been patiently waiting 70 years for their chance to be seen again. Ernest Leonard James donated the collection of more than 5,000 insect specimens to the Department of Biology in the 1960’s. Now, they will awaken from hibernation and fly into the digital age.
A study involving Waterloo biologist Josh Neufeld and post-doctoral fellow Michael Lynch finds that bacteria in the human gut contribute to the physical and psychological symptoms of intestinal bowel syndrome (IBS), paving the way for new treatments against the most common digestive
A study involving Waterloo biologist Josh Neufeld and post-doctoral fellow Michael Lynch finds that bacteria in the human gut contribute to the physical and psychological symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), paving the way for new treatments against the most common digestive i
The annual Faculty of ScienceThree Minute Thesis heat returned this week. More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.
Josh Neufeld is anything but an ordinary professor of biology at the University of Waterloo. His use of clickers, twitter, and art for student engagement are pioneering. His Halloween costumes are legendary. And he’s somehow discovered a connection between microbiology and The Lord of the Rings.
Biology alumna Janet McDougall receives her Contributions to Science Award from Biology Department Chair Hugh Broders.
Last week, the Faculty of Science recognized five outstanding alumni at the 2016 Science Alumni Recognition Awards Reception. One of the recipients was Biology alumna Janet McDougall who received the Contribution to Science Award for her passion, support, and trailblazing work as a statistician, businesswoman, and pillar of her community.
There’s nothing like a winning tradition: last year’s Gold Medal standing at the 2016 International Jamboree was Waterloo’s fourth straight annual win at a competition that attracts more than 270 teams from 42 countries.
Landfills, a way of safely disposing waste, are now considered to be breeding grounds for novel, never before identified microorganisms. Biologists at the University of Waterloo believe these microorganisms have special metabolic abilities that can be harnessed to recycle plant waste.