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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)
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)


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.

Sharp, C.E., Smirnova, A.V., Graham, J.M., Stott, M.B., Khadka, R., Moore, T.R., Grasby, S.E., Strack, M., and Dunfield P.F. (2014) Distribution and diversity of verrucomicrobial methanotrophs in geothermal and acidic environments. Environ. Microbiol. 16:1867-1878.

Ulke-Lemee, A., Ishida, H., Chappellaz, M., Vogel, H.J. and MacDonald, J.A. (2014) "Two domains of the smoothelin-like 1 protein bind apo- and calcium-calmodulin independently" Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Proteins and Proteomics 1844: 1580-1590.

Ishida, H., Garcia-Herrera, A., and Vogel, H.J. (2014) "The periplasmic domain of Escherichia coli outer membrane protein A can undergo a localized temperature dependent structural transition" Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Biomembranes 1838: 3014-3024.

Valenti, P., and Vogel, H.J. (2014) "Lactoferrin, all roads lead to Rome" Biometals 27: 803-806.

Arias, M., MacDonald, L., Haney, E.F., Nazmi, K., Bolscher, J.M. and Vogel, H.J. (2014) "Bovine and human lactoferricin peptides: chimeras and new cyclic analogs" Biometals 27: 935-948.

M. Butcher, J. Bertram, D. Syme, J. Hermanson, P. Chase. 2014. Frequency dependence of power and its implications for contractile function of muscle fibers from the digital flexors of horses. Physiological Reports. 2(10), e12174.

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.


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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 24 -Felix Sperling - University of Alberta
Butterly biodiversity and operational species

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

Lindsay Clothier (Supervisor: L. Gieg), will be holding her M.Sc. Thesis Oral Examination, in the area of "Environmental Microbiology", on November 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 499. (Neutral Chair: D. Hansen).

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 13:00 p.m. in BioSciences room 389. (Neutral Chair: J. Theodor). Mitra's exit exam will be held in MLT 215 at Noon.

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).

Biology 601 Seminars

Micro 601 seminars - Weds. at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 22 - Dulmini Wathugala - Regulation of conjugation and mechanism of transfer of plasmid pRleVF39b of Rhizobium leguminosarum

ICB 601 seminars - Thurs. at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 23 - Jo Halbauer - Establishing a global analysis of subcellular mRNA localization in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

EEB 601 seminars - Mondays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 27 - Ramon Nagesan - Neck Flexibility of a Mesozoic Marine Reptile

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 27 - Miguel Torres - TBA