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Seminars Archive 2008

January

Dr. Andrew Roger
Thursday, January 17, 2008
"Modeling protein sequence evolution: Let's get real!"

Dr. Ray Syvitski
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy - From Discovery To Implementation

February

Jordan Pinder, PhD Candidate
Thursday, February 28, 2008
"A non-catalytic role for the kinase Bud32 in inheritance of a parasitic yeast plasmid"

Eric Fisher, MSc Candidate
Thursday, February 21, 2008
"The AAA-ATPase p97 Facilitates Degradation of Apolipoprotein B by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway"

Hameed Khan, PhD Candidate
Thursday, February 14, 2008
"Lateral Gene Transfer And Its Impact On The Cryptophyte Plastid Genome"

Dr. Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD
Thursday, February 07, 2008
"Stat Transcription Factors in Progression of Prostate Cancer Hormone-Refractry and Metastatic Disease"

March

Paul O'Connell, PhD Candidate
Thursday, March 27, 2008
"Defining the role of p11 in macrophage plasmin generation."

Patricia Mitchell, PhD Candidate
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"The Road to a Healthy Heart Runs Through the Liver"

April

Meghan Agnew, MSc Candidate
Thursday, April 24, 2008
"The Role of LKB1 Following DNA Damage"

Kyle Phipps, PhD Candidate
Thursday, April 17, 2008
"Breaking the bonds; the role of the p11 protein in cancer progression"

Dr. Linda Bonen
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"Group II Intron Splicing in Plant Mitochondria"

Dr. Susan Henry
Thursday, April 10, 2008
"Role of Inositol in Phospholipid Mediated Signaling in Yeast"

Faylene Lunn, PhD Candidate
Thursday, April 03, 2008
RECIPIENT OF THE 2006/2007 DOUG HOGUE AWARD IN BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
"Developing Inhibitors Directed at the Anticancer Target, CTP Synthase. What have I learned?"

May

Amy J. Curwin - Ph.D. Defence
Friday, May 30, 2008
The phospholipid transfer protein sec14 regulates specific endosome - trans - golgi transport pathways

Dr. Siobain Duffy
Monday, May 26, 2008
"The Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics of Emerging Viruses"

Craig Morton, M.Sc. Candidate
Thursday, May 08, 2008
"The Nuclear Passport: Localization of the Rate Determining Enzyme in Phosphatidylcholine Synthesis"

Gerrit Volkmann, PhD Candidate
Thursday, May 01, 2008
"Tailor-made proteins with colourful details: Intein-based cutting and stitching"

June

Marissa LeBlanc, M.Sc. Candidate
Thursday, June 19, 2008
"Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Vesicular Trafficking by the Oxysterol Binding Protein Superfamily Member Kes1 "

Peter Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate
Thursday, June 12, 2008
"Exploring the Mechanism of ACP Interaction and Acyl Transfer"

M.Sc. Thesis Defence, Dahmane Ouazia
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
ASSAY OF THE PROSTATE CANCER BIOMARKER á-METHYLACYL COENZYME A RACEMASE (AMACR)

Salma Abdelmagid - Ph.D. Candidate
Thursday, June 05, 2008
" Carboxypeptidase-D in breast cancer survival? NO is the answer "

Dr. Claudio Slamovits, Research Associate
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
" The Big, The Small and The Strange. Genome Evolution in Microbial Eukaryotes"

July

Alexi Surette, Ph.D. Candidate
Thursday, July 31, 2008
"The Role of p11 in Fibrinolysis"

Dr. Jeffrey Keillor, Professor
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"Fluorogenic Protein Labelling"

Faylene Lunn, PhD Thesis Defence
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"Kinetic studies on wild-type and mutant Escherichia coli cytidine 5'-triphosphate synthases and inhibitor development."

Natalie Donaher, M.Sc. Candidate
Thursday, July 17, 2008
"Compact Cryptos: Exploring the Process of Genome Reduction in Cryptophyte Algae."

2007 Patrick Prize Award Seminar
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
"Unwinding the Role of Pif1 Helicase in Mammalian Mitochondria"

August

M.Sc. Thesis Defence-Craig Morton
Friday, August 22, 2008
Determinants of Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Localization for the Rate-Limiting Enzyme in Phosphatidylcholine Synthesis

M.Sc. Thesis Defence-Meghan Agnew
Monday, August 18, 2008
LKB1 Location and Function Following Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

September

Dr. Stephen Bearne
Thursday, September 25, 2008
"Activation and Inhibition of the Chemotherapy Target CTP Synthase - New Roles for Nucleotide Analogues"

Dr. Elizabeth Edwards
Thursday, September 18, 2008
"Bioremediation Metagenomics"

Dr. Katherine Borden
Thursday, September 04, 2008
"The Role of the Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E in Cancer"

October

Suchita Nath-Sain, PhD Candidate
Thursday, October 30, 2008
A Novel Function of LKB1 in Estrogen Receptor alpha Signalling

Patricia Mitchell, PhD Candidate
Thursday, October 23, 2008
RECIPIENT OF THE 2007/2008 DOUG HOGUE AWARD IN BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

"High Fructose or High Fat Diet Bioactive Fatty Acids to the Rescue"

Tyler Reddy, PhD Candidate
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"Structure and Dynamics of Na+/H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 (NHE1) Transmembrane Segments"

Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
Thursday, October 09, 2008
"The Structural Diversity of Cytochrome c in Solution Probed by Resonance Raman, Absorption and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy"

Yi Zhang, PhD Candidate
Thursday, October 02, 2008
"P22 and P22-Diphtheria Toxin Conjugate as Anti-Angiogenic Molecules"

November

Dr. Yvonne Myal
Thursday, November 27, 2008
"The Claudin 1 Tight Junction Protein in Breast Cancer Progression: Gatekeeper or facilitator?"

MSc Thesis Defence - Tia Silver
Monday, November 24, 2008
Nucleomorph Genome Diversity in Chlorarachniophyte Algae

Dr. J. Peter Gogarten
Friday, November 21, 2008
"Phylogenetics in Light of Horizontal Gene Transfer"

PhD Thesis Defence - Jessica Leigh
Friday, November 21, 2008
Congruence in Phylogenomic Data: Exploring Artefacts in Deep Eukaryotic Phylogeny

Honours Student Seminars
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Barry Kennedy
MLN64 but not Niemann-Pick Type C1 protein is required for transport of cholesterol from endosomes to mitochondria in a non-steroidogenic cell model

Jessica Young
Mutational analysis of Rep1, a eukaryotic plasmid maintenance protein

Jason Smith
Evaluation of GELFrEE as an alternate separation platform to gel-based proteome fractionation

Ian Macdonald
Development of butyrylcholinesterase ligands for the neuroimaging and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Marie-Laurence Tremblay
Solvent effects on 1H and 13C random coil chemical shifts

Dr. Richard Singer
Thursday, November 13, 2008
GAPs in Our Knowledge of Vesicular Transport

Dr. Leigh Murphy
Thursday, November 06, 2008
"Estrogen Receptor Profiling in Human Breast Cancer: towards the better prediction of endocrine therapy response"

December

Stacy MacDonald, Msc Candidate
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"Investigating Structure and Function of Cytochrome c Through Chemical Modification"

David Langelaan, PhD Candidate
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A Random Coil Peptide: The Story of Apelin and its Receptor APJ

Dr. Trevor Archer
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Nuclear Receptor Dependent Chromatin Remodeling

PhD Thesis Defence - Suchita Nath-Sain
Monday, December 08, 2008
The Tumour Suppressor Kinase LKB1 Binds to the Estrogen Receptor alpha and Enhances its Transcriptional Activity

Prof. Anthony Mittermaier
Friday, December 05, 2008
"Exploring the Energy Landscape of Protein Folding and Binding using NMR and Calorimetry"