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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

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.

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


EEB seminar - Friday at Noon in BI211 (schedule) (archive)
CANCELLED Oct 31 - Ivan Salgado- Spain's Museum of Natural Science
TBA

ICB seminar - Tuesday at 13h00 in BI 211
Nov 4 - Jim Karagiannis - University of Western Ontario
Molecular Genetic Analysis of the Regulatory Networks Governing
Cytokinesis: From Theodor Boveri to the Modern Age

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 MLT 215. (Neutral Chair: J. Theodor). Mitra's exit exam will be held in MLT 215 at Noon.

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 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in BioSciences room 312. (Neutral Chair: W. Wildering).

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).

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)

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: TBD)

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


ICB 601 seminars - Thurs. at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Oct 30 - Abeer Ihawsawi - The Role of GnIH in Paracrine/Autocrine Control of Gonadal Function and development in Zebrafish

EEB 601 seminars - Mondays at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 3 - Laura Kaupas - Thermoregulation and roosting behaviour in bats at northern latitudes

BCEM 601 seminars - Mondays at 16h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 3 -Li Wu - Phylogenetic Analyses of Group II Introns
and an Updated Collection of Bacterial RTs

ICB 601 seminars - Thurs. at 13h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 6 - Jon Lee - Plasma Membrane Lipid Peroxidation
in the Metabolic Dysfunction of Aging Neurons

Micro 601 seminars - Weds. at 12h00 in BI 211 (schedule)
Nov 5 - Priyesh Menon - Souring and microbially influenced corrosion in oil reservoirs and pipelines