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Students use DNA markers to check labelling of fish products - Sean Rogers teaches ECOL 529, which covers how DNA markers can be used to identify species and address questions in ecology, evolution and conservation. (more)
Study shows nature's specialists are an important source of biodiversity - says Jana Vamosi (more)
Update: Calgary teen Hayley Todesco wins Google Science Fair - Prof. Lisa Gieg and her lab excited for young student's recent success (more)
Bacteria paintings amaze Beakerhead audiences - The University of Calgary's Biological Science Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and iGEM Team put on a display of glowing bacteria at Beakernight Sept. 14. (more)

pubs

Chu, B.C., Otten, R., Mulder F.A.A. and Vogel, H.J.  (2014) “The solution structure, binding properties, and dynamics of the 34 kDa bacterial siderophore binding protein FepB” J. Biol. Chem. 289: 29219-29234.

Arias, M., Nguyen, L.T., Kuczynski, A.M., Lejon, T. and Vogel, H.J. (2014) “Position-dependent influence of the three Trp residues on the membrane activity of the antimicrobial peptide tritrpticin” Antibiotics 3: 595-616.

Palmnäs, M.S.A., Cowan, T.E., Bomhof M.R., Su, J., Reimer, R.A., Vogel, H.J., Hittel, D.S., Shearer, J. (2014) “Aspartame consumption differentially affects gut microbiota – host metabolic interactions in the diet-induced obese rat” PloS One 9(10):e109841.

De Buck, J., Shaykhutdinov, R., Barkema, H. and Vogel, H.J. (2013) “Metabolomic profiling in cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis” PLoS One 9(11): e111872.

Ribeiro, A.S., Eales, B.A., Lloyd-Price, J., Biddle, F.G. (2014) Predictability and randomness of paw choices are critical elements in the behavioural plasticity of mouse paw preference. Animal Behaviour 98: 167-176. (http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Q0PqmjLW6wS)

Veerle De Wever, Isha Nasa, Delphine Chamousset, David Lloyd, Mhairi Nimick, Hui Xu, Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy and Greg B.G. Moorhead (2014) The human mitotic kinesin Kif18A binds protein phosphatase one (PP1) through a highly conserved docking motif (Biochem. Biophys. Research Comm. In press).

Dylan Silver, Oliver Kötting and Greg B.G. Moorhead (2014) Phosphoglucan phosphatase function sheds light on starch degradation (Trends Plant Sci. 19: 471-478.

Minnkyong Lee, Amy M. Dworkin, Derek Gildea, Niraj S. Trivedi, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Tyra G. Wolfsberg, Greg B. Moorhead, Nigel P.S. Crawford (2014) RRP1B is a metastasis modifier that regulates the expression of alternative mRNA isoforms through interactions with SRSF1. Oncogene 33:1818-27.

Aizen, M.A., C.L. Morales, D.P. Vázquez, L.A. Garibaldi, A. Sáez and L.D. Harder. 2014. When mutualism goes bad: density-dependent impacts of introduced bees on plant reproduction. New Phytologist 204: 322-328.

Kevin Jagnandan, Anthony P. Russell and Timothy E. Higham. 2014. Tail autotomy and subsequent regeneration alter the mechanics of locomotion in lizards. JEB 217, 3891-3897

M.N.-Y. Leung, C.A. Paszkowski, A.P. Russell. 2014. Genetic structure of the endangered Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2014, 92(10): 875-883, 10.1139/cjz-2014-0079

Fox, J. W., and L. D. Harder. In press. Using a "time machine" to test for local adaptation of aquatic microbes to temporal and spatial environmental variation. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12543

Olito, C., and J. W. Fox. In press. Species traits and abundances predict metrics of plant-pollinator network structure, but not pairwise interactions. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.01439

Lena Serghidess, Constance A. M. Finney, Kodjo Ayi, Mona Loutfy, & Kevin C. Kain. 2014. Chronic HIV infection impairs non-opsonic phagocytosis of malaria parasites. JAIDS (in press)

Smart HC, Mast FD, Chilije MF, Tavassoli M, Dacks JB, Zaremberg V. 2014 Phylogenetic analysis of glycerol 3-phosphate acyltransferases in opisthokonts reveals unexpected ancestral complexity and novel modern biosynthetic components.
PLoS One. 2014 Oct 23;9(10):e110684. doi: 10.1371/journal.

Liao, W.-J. and L.D. Harder. 2014. Consequences of multiple inflorescences and clonality for pollinator behavior and plant mating. American Naturalist 184: 580-592.

Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Hopmans, E.C., Foesel, B.U., Wüst, P.K., Overmann, J., Tank, M., Bryant, D.A., Dunfield, P.F., and Stott, M.B. (2014) Ether- and ester-bound iso-diabolic acid and other lipids in members of Acidobacteria subdivision 4. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80:5207-5218.

Dunfield, P.F., and Dedysh. S.N. (2014) Methylocella: A gourmand among methanotrophs. Trends Microbiol. 22:368-369.

   

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Visiting Speaker Seminars


EEB seminar - Friday at Noon in BI211 (schedule) (archive)
Nov 21 - Jana Vamosi - Insights from the Tree of Sex: why so many ways of doing it?

ICB seminar - Tuesday at 13h00 in BI 211
Nov 25 -Lisa Neville - Postdoctoral Fellow Geological Survey of Canada
Ecologic tools for:Defining Background Environments, Creating Reclamation Strategies, Creating Trajectories and Endpoints

ICB seminar - Tuesday at 15h00 in BI 211
Dec 10 -Enrico Scarpella - University of Alberta
Control of vein network formation by auxin transport

Graduate Defense Exams & Seminars (defense seminars are held one hour before the stated defense time in BI 211 unless noted otherwise)


Yuan “Fiona” Xue (Supervisor: G. Voordouw), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Ex- amination, in the area of “Environmental Microbiology”, on November 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 499. (Neutral Chair: G. Chua).

Ji Huang (Supervisor: M. Fraser), will be holding his M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Biochemistry", on December 2, 2014 at 14:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: G. Voordouw). Ji's exit seminar will take place in BI 499.

Stanley Neufeld (Supervisor: J. Cobb), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of Developmental Biology on December 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: C. Shemanko).

Dawson Fogen (Supervisor: S.-L. Wong), will be holding his M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Molecular Microbiology" on December 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: R. Cartar).

Elysabeth Reavell-Roy (Supervisor: D.K. Ro), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Biochemistry", on December 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in BioSciences room 186. (Neutral Chair: H. Vogel).

Christine Godwin (Supervisor: R. Barclay/J. Smits), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of “Ecology”, on December 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 542. (Neutral Chair: S. Noskov).

Guillaume Beaudoin (Supervisor: P. Facchini), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Biochemistry", on December 16, 2014 at 10:00 am. in BioSciences room 246. (Neutral Chair: R. Turner). Please note this is a CLOSED exam.

Stefano Liccioli (Supervisor: K. Ruckstuhl/A. Massolo), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Ecology", on December 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: L. Jackson).

Donald Dinsmore (Supervisor: P. Facchini), will be holding his M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Molecular Microbiology", on December 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 499. (Neutral Chair: K. Ng)

Michael Quesnel (Supervisor: G. Chua), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of “Environmental Microbiology”, on December 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: V. Zaremberg).

Joey Lockhart (Supervisor: D. Morck), will be holding his M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Host Pathogen Interactions" on December 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 561. (Neutral Chair: H. Vogel)

Shaelen Konscuh (Supervisor: H. Habibi), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Physiology", on December 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: P. Vize).

Sarah Akierman (Supervisor: A. Buret), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Host Pathogen Interactions", on January 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral: H. Habibi).

Biology 601 Seminars


EEB 601 seminars - Monday at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 24- Scott Seamone - TBA

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 24 - Sibapriya Chaudhuri - Investigating the role of LSPI motif containing interactors of protein phosphatase 2A

Micro 601 seminars - Wednesday at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 26 - Trevor Randall - Thermocontrol of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation

ICB 601 seminars - Thusrday at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 27 - Hadi Alavi - Sperm biology in aquatic organisms: physiological control and the effects of environmental contaminants