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University showcases next-generation sequencing research - Sean Rogers, a molecular evolutionary biologist, will be speaking on the genetics of adaptation.Marc Strous is a world renowned microbiologist (more)

Student startup FREDsense Technologies clinches its 4th prize this year - The students' winning streak started with the iGEM contest where undergraduate teams from all over the world design and build biological systems and operate them in living cells. (more)

Biology student research projects on display April 1-3 -The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science has a deep culture of experiential learning. (more)
Academic advisory services for arts, science students realigned -The changes, which should simplify access and enhance service, will take effect on April 28, 2014 (more)


E. Snively, A. P. Russell, G. L. Powell, J. M. Theodor & M. J. Ryan. 2014. The role of the neck in the feeding behaviour of the Tyrannosauridae: inference based on kinematics and muscle function of extant avians. Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1111/jzo.12109

Juha J. Saarinen, Alison G. Boyer, James H. Brown, Daniel P. Costa, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Alistair R. Evans, Mikael Fortelius, John L. Gittleman, Marcus J. Hamilton, Larisa E. Harding, Kari Lintulaakso, S. Kathleen Lyons, Jordan G. Okie, Richard M. Sibly, Patrick R. Stephens, Jessica Theodor, Mark D. Uhen and Felisa A. Smith 2014. Patterns of maximum body size evolution in Cenozoic land mammals: eco-evolutionary processes and abiotic forcing. Proc. R. Soc. B 2014 281, 20132049

Lachowsky, L.E. and M.L. Reid. 2014. Developmental mortality increases sex-ratio bias of a size-dimorphic bark beetle. Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/een.12108.

Anders, H., Dunfield, P.F., Lagutin, K., Houghton, K.M., Power, J.F., MacKenzie, A.D., Vyssotski, M., Ryan, J.L.J., Hansen, E., Moreau, J., and Stott, M.B. (2014) Thermoflavifilum aggregans gen. nov. sp. nov., a thermophilic and slightly halophilic filamentous bacterium from the phylum Bacteriodetes Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 64:1264-1270.

Philip, A., Jorgensen, E.H., Maule, A.G. and Vijayan, M.M. 2014. Tissue-specific molecular immune response to lipopolysaccharide challenge in emaciated anadromous Arctic charr. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 45: 133-140.

Sandhu, N., McGeer, J. and Vijayan, M.M. 2014. Exposure to environmental levels of waterborne cadmium impacts corticosteroidogenic and metabolic capacities, and compromises secondary stressor performance in rainbow trout. Aquatic Toxicology 146: 20-27.

Nesan, D. and Vijayan, M.M. 2013. The transcriptomics of glucocorticoid receptor signaling during zebrafish embryogenesis. PLoS ONE, 8: e80726.

Alexander Tinius and Anthony Patrick Russell 2014. Geometric Morphometric Analysis of the Breast-Shoulder Apparatus of Lizards: A Test Case Using Jamaican Anoles (Squamata: Dactyloidae) THE ANATOMICAL RECORD 297:410–432

Sarah A. Johnson, Ralph V. Cartar. 2014. Wing wear, but not asymmetry in wear, affects load-lifting capability in bumble bees Bombus impatiens. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2014, 92(3): 179-184, 10.1139/cjz-2013-0229

Sharp, C.E., Brady, A.L., Sharp, G.H., Grasby, S.E., Stott, M.B., and Dunfield, P.F. (2014) Humboldt's spa: Microbial diversity is controlled by temperature in geothermal environments. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.237.

Lee, K.C-Y., Morgan, X.C., Dunfield, P.F., Tamas, I., McDonald, I.R., and Stott, M.B., (2014) The first genomic analysis of a phylum Armatimonadetes isolate reveals its ecological role as a carbohydrate scavenger. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.251.

Cardinale, B. J., K. Gross, K. Fritschie, P. Flombaum, J. W. Fox et al. 2013. Biodiversity simultaneously enhances the production and stability of community biomass, but the effects are independent. Ecology 94:1697-1707. (can't remember if I've already sent you this one).


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Biological Sciences Cluster Seminars

BCEM seminar - Tuesdays at 16h00 in BI 499

ICB seminars - Fridays at 14300 in BI 211 (schedule)

EEB seminars - Fridays at Noon in BI499 (schedule)
Apr 25 - Axel Moehrenschlager - Conservation Translocations and Community Based Conservation to save Species from Extinction in Canada and Beyond

Biology 601 Seminars

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014

ICB 601 seminars - Thursdays at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014

EEB 601 seminars - Mondays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Seminars return in September 2014

Micro 601 seminars - Wednesdays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Apr 23 - Evan Haupt - TBA

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

Gregory Earle (Supervisor: R. Cartar), will be holding his MS.c. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Ecology" on May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: D. Hansen).

Brian Kopach (Supervisor: J. Fox), will be holding his Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Ecology" on May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: K. Ruckstuhl). CLOSED EXAM

Jennifer Beatty (Supervisor: A. Buret), will be holding her Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Host-Pathogen Interactions" on June 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: D.A. Syme).

Amol Bhargava (Supervisor: A. Buret), will be holding his M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Host-Parasite Interactions" on June 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: K. Ruckstuhl).

Kristen Reti (Supervisor: A. Buret), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Host-Pathogen Interactions" on June 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: K. Ruckstuhl).