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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)
Science faculty use C-LAB to redesign courses for next year - Jessica Theodor, associate professor in Biological Sciences, and Mea Wang, assistant professor in Computer Science, got a head start this past summer preparing for courses (more)
University's presence strong as Beakerhead hits the street - Guide to students and faculty who are involved, both on- and off-campus, in fun-filled festival of arts, science, and engineering. (more)


Benjamin Borkovic, Anthony Russell (2014) Sexual selection according to Darwin: A response to Padian and Horner's interpretation. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2014.06.006.

Neufeld, Stanley J.; Wang, Fan; Cobb, John. Genetic Interactions Between Shox2 and Hox Genes During the Regional Growth and Development of the Mouse Limb. Genetics. 2014 Sep 11. pii: genetics.114.167460.

Chan, C.S., Leach, T.G.H., Winstone, T.M.L., Bay, D.C., Kuzniatsova, L., Tran, V.A., Turner, R.J. (2014) 'Come into the fold': A comparative analysis of bacterial redox enzyme maturation protein members of the NarJ subfamily; BBA- Biomembranes, 1838;2971-2984.

Svetlana Baoukina, Dmitri Rozmanov, Eduardo Mendez-Villuendas, and D. Peter Tieleman. 2014. The Mechanism of Collapse of Heterogeneous Lipid Monolayers. Biophysical Journal Volume 107 September 2014 1136–1145.

A. P. Russell, A. Tinius and Y.L. Werner. 2014. Nachruf: Dr. rer. nat. Uwe Norbert Hiller (1942-2008) - Wegbereiter des experimentellen studiums der Adhäsionskräfte von Gekos auf molekular basis. Terraria/Elaphe 2015(5):92-94.

J.J. Janke, W.F.D. Bennett, D.P. Tieleman. Oleic acid phase behavior from molecular dynamics simulations, Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/la501962n
Joel Janke was a CMMB undergrad here, now a PhD student in the US.

W.F.D. Bennett, D.P. Tieleman. The importance of membrane defects - lessons from simulations, Acc. Chem. Res. 47, pp 2244–2251

Anthony P. Russell, Heather A. Hood & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Laryngotracheal and cervical muscular anatomy in the genus Uroplatus (Gekkota: Gekkonidae) in relation to distress call emission. African Journal of Herpetology 63: 127-151

Robin S. Cuthbertson, Anthony P. Russell, Jason S. Anderson 2014. The first substantive evidence of Utatsusaurus (Ichthyopterygia) from the Sulphur Mountain Formation (Lower–Middle Triassic) of British Columbia, Canada: a skull roof description in comparison with other early taxa. Can. J. Earth Sci 51:180-185

Anthony P. Russell, Erica K. Lai, G. Lawrence Powell and Timothy E. Higham. 2014 Density and distribution of cutaneous sensilla on tails of leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) in relation to caudal autotomy. Journal of Morphology 275:961-979

David A. Blank, Kathreen Ruckstuhl and Weikang Yang 2014 Secretion marking with preorbital glands in goitered gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa (Artiodactyla: Bovidae). Folia Zool. – 63 (2): 127–136


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Visiting Speaker Seminars

BCEM seminar - Thursday at 11h00 in BI 211
Oct 23 - Michael Toft Overgaard - Aalborg University Denmark
Mutations in calmodulin affect cardiac contractility and can cause sudden cardiac death

EEB seminar - Friday at Noon in BI211 (schedule) (archive)
Oct 17 -Lorna O'Brien - University of Calgary
Community analysis of the Burgess Shale Tulip Beds locality and implications for Middle Cambrian palaeoecolgy


Biology 601 Seminars

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211
Oct 6- TBA - TBA

ICB 601 seminars - Thursdays at 13h00 in BI 211
Seminars return in September 2014 - Dr Wildering coordinator

EEB 601 seminars - Mondays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 6 - Brian Meagher - Can we utilize new genetic tools to understand and protect a threatened species?

Micro 601 seminars - Weds. at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 1 - Bryan Yipp - Imaging the pulmonary immune system

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

Haley Tunna (Supervisor: L. Jackson/S. Rogers), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Evolutionary Biology", on October 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: Mary Reid).

Mitra Mojtahedi (Supervisor: G. Chua/S. Huang), will be holding her Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examinnation, in the area of "Developmental Biology" on November 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: J. Theodor)

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).