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Queen's University

    Departmental Seminars 2014-15

    Departmental seminars are held Friday's at 12:30 pm normally in Room 1102 (or Room 3110) BioSciences Complex. The Departmental Seminar Coordinator for 2014-15 is Dr. Sharon Regan. Please contact her if you have ideas for a speaker or wish to volunteer yourself.

     Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

     Date  Speaker  Title

    November 7th 12:30

    Humphrey Hall Auditorium

    Dr. Anna K. Naumova, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Human Genetics, McGill University
    Inter-individual epigenetic variation in humans
    November 17th 1:30 Room 3110
    Katrina Moser, University of Western Ontario
    The effects of climate change and atmospheric pollution on mountain lake ecosystems:  Lessons from the Uinta Mountains, Utah (USA)

    December 5 12:30 Room 3110

    Kathryn Hargan, PhD candidate Biology Department, Queen's University
    Environmental and climatic change in peatlands and lakes located across the Boreal Shield and Hudson Bay Lowlands of Canada

    February 27


    Room 3110

    Dr. Max Bothwell, Research Scientist,  Environment Canada
    The Didymo Story:  The role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms

    March 12


    Room 1103

    Anthony Vecchiarelli, PDF, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, NIH Organizing the bacterial cell with protein gradients

    March 16 10:30-11:30

    Room 1102

    Stacy Singer, Research Associate, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta The story of GPAT9:  a possible role in plant lipid biosynthesis?

    March 19 10:30-11:30

    Room 1103

    Jacqueline Monaghan, Independent Fellow, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich UK Mechanisms regulating plant immune homeostasis
    March 20 3:00 - 4:00 Room 1102 Dr. Leigh Revers, Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology & Associate Director of the MBiotech program at the University of Toronto Capstone speaker for the Biology Thesis Class

    March 27 10:30-11:30

    Room 3110 BioSciences Complex

    Jean Rivoal,  Associate Professor, Institut de Recherche en Biologie Vegetale, Universite de Montreal Engineering of cytosolic nucleoside diphosphate kinase in transgenic Solanum tuberosum roots affects growth, respiration and starch metabolism

    April 17


    Room 3110

    John Smol, Professor of Biology, Queen`s University The diminishing role of science to policy discussions:  Some personal perspectives on what we can do about it

    June 12

    Time TBA  Room 3110



    Elisabeth Purves, MSc candidate with Paul Martin, Biology Department Woes of the Whip-poor-will:  the role of breeding habitat loss in long term Whip-poor-will declines in Canada

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