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Seminars Archive 2011


Dr. Graham Dellaire
Thursday, January 27, 2011
"The Inter-relationship Between DNA Damage Signaling and Chromatin: Insights From High Resolution Imaging"

Eric Fisher
Thursday, January 20, 2011
"Ubiquitination of apoB100: A Fork in the Road or the End of the Line for VLDL Assembly?"

Dr. Denis Dupré
Thursday, January 13, 2011
"Effects of NHERF1 on CCR5-tropic
HIV-1 Induced Signaling Pathways"

Dr. Michael West
Thursday, January 06, 2011
"Fabry Disease in Nova Scotia:
Something Old and Something New"


Dr. Daniel Durocher
Thursday, February 17, 2011
"Ubiquitin as a Signaling Molecule During the DNA Damage Response"

Dr. Muzaddid Sarker
Thursday, February 10, 2011
"Structures and Interactions of Lung Surfactant Protein B
(SP-B) Peptides"

Dr. Stephen Ewart
Thursday, February 03, 2011
"In Search of New Marine-Based Nutraceuticals and
Functional Food Ingredients"


David Langelaan, PhD Candidate
Thursday, March 31, 2011
"Kinky Helices: The Story of the Apelin Receptor"

2010-11 Graduate Student Symposium
Friday, March 25, 2011
Hot Papers From Nature & Science
BIOC 5910.06-5913.06

Dr. Karen Bedard, Assistant Professor
Thursday, March 24, 2011
"Using Cell Culture Models in the Search for Novel Therapeutic Targets"

Honours Student - Day 3
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Honours Student Research Presentations - Day 3

William J. McDonald - M.Sc. Thesis Defence
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"Characterization of the Interaction
of Alpha4 Phosphoprotein with
Novel Binding Partners:
EDD E3 Ubiquitin Ligase and
Poly(A)-Binding Protein"

2011 Honour Student Presentations
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 16th
Katherine Richman, Matthew Gaetz,
Elisabeth Polvi, Lisa Kuhn
& Allison McFadden-Berean
Thursday, March 17th
Hugo Lai, Anne Shen,
Rebecca Gibeault,
Clarke MacDonald & Lesley Seto
Friday, March 18th
Karly Uhl, Brandon D'Eon,
Logan Atkinson, Kyungsoo Shin
& Catherine Hart

Dr. Melanie Dobson, Professor
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Evolution of centromeres:
How budding yeast got to the point

Gerard Gaspard, PhD Candidate
Thursday, March 03, 2011
"Barth Syndrome: Understanding Tafazzin Function"


Greg McCluskey & Mitesh Nagar
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Greg McCluskey
M.Sc. Candidate

Kick-Starting Cancer?
How AEBP1 Expression in Macrophages Affects Mammary Gland Tumourigenesis ------------------------------------------
Mitesh Nagar
Ph.D. Candidate

"Mandelate Racemase Catalysis:
Dissecting Transition State Stabilization by a Highly Proficient Enzyme"

Mary McQuaid & Marie-Laurence Tremblay
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Mary McQuaid

Molecular Hitchhiking: Dissecting the Partitioning System of the Yeast 2μm Plasmid
Marie-Laurence Tremblay

Spider Silk: Unraveling its Mysteries by Correlating Structure and Mechanical Properties

Dale Corkery & Renny Lee
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dale Corkery
"Mammalian PRP4K Function in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer"
Renny Lee
"Exploring Genome Evolution in Dinoflagellate Protists"

Dr. Todd Smith, Associate Professor
Thursday, April 07, 2011
"Phagocytosis of Malaria Parasites by Human Macrophages: Immunological and Evolutionary Implications"


Daniel Gaston, Ph.D. Candidate
Thursday, May 19, 2011
"Characterizing Functional Divergence in Protein Families: Convergent Evolution in the Plastid-Targeted GAPDHs of Diverse Eukaryotic Lineages"

Dr. Robin E. Duncan
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Something for everyone: New insights on the glycerolipid metabolizing enzymes ATGL, AGPAT4, and HRASLS1

Javier Alfaro, Daniel Arsenault & André Dubé
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Javier Alfaro, Ph.D. Candidate

Effects of Protein Structural Constraints on Models of Protein Evolution.

Daniel Arsenault, M.Sc. Candidate

The Role of the CDP-choline Pathway in Apoptosis Resistance of Ras-transformed Intestinal Epithelial Cells.
André Dubé, M.Sc. Candidate

Forgotten in the Freezer: Formation of Amyloid From Fish Antifreeze Protein

Caolyn-Ann Robinson - M.Sc. Thesis Defence
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"The Effect of Phosphorylation on
Oxysterol Binding Protein (OSBP)
Sterol Binding Activity"

Barry Kennedy & Courtney Stairs
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Barry Kennedy
M.Sc. Candidate

Altered Energy Metabolism in Niemann-Pick Type C Disease: A Potential Role for Mitochondrial Cholesterol

Courtney Stairs
Ph.D. Candidate

Acquisition of Anaerobic Metabolism: The Radical Case of Pyruvate Formate Lyase


Dr. Trevor Lawley
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Transmission and Evolution of Clostridium difficile


Dr. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, Professor
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"Dynamical Structures of Membrane-Associated Proteins by NMR"

Ph.D. Thesis Defence - Tyler Reddy
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"Structure, Flexibility, and Overall Motion of Transmembrane Peptides Studied by NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations."


PhD Thesis Defence - Kyle Phipps
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"S100A10 Facilitates the Tumor Promoting Association of Macrophages with Tumor Cells"

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Daniel Arsenault
Monday, August 15, 2011
"The Role of the CDP-choline Pathway in the Anoikis Resistance of Ras-transformed Intestinal Epithelial Cells."

PhD Thesis Defence - Ryan Gawryluk
Thursday, August 11, 2011
"Comparative Proteomics: Studies on the Composition and Evolution of the Mitochondrial Proteome in Eukaryotic Microbes (Protists)."

Dr. Bernard Lamire, Professor
Thursday, August 11, 2011
"The Two Faces of Mitochondrial Energetics Revealed in C. Elegans Models of Disease and Longevity"

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei & Dr. Donald Baird
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Biomonitoring 2.0: A High-Throughput Genomics Approach for Comprehensive Biological Assessment of Environmental Change


Dr. David Zechel
Thursday, September 29, 2011
"Waking The Dead: Cryptic
Biosynthesis in Streptomyces Calvus"

Dr. Valerie Booth
Thursday, September 22, 2011
"How do Antimicrobial Peptides Really Work?
Adventures in NMR of Whole Bacteria"

Dr. Andrew Lang
Thursday, September 15, 2011
"Gene Transfer Agents: Capturing Phage and Putting Them To Work"


Dr. Stephen Bearne
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Illustrating Enzyme Inhibition Using Free Energy Profiles: An Alternative Pedagogic Paradigm
What I Did During My Half-sabbatical Leave

Dr. Stéphane Richard
Thursday, October 20, 2011
"Protein Methylation as a Regulator of DNA Damage Signalling"

Dr. Lindsey Miles
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Novel Plasminogen Receptor, Plg-RKT

Ph.D. Thesis Defence - Alexi P. M. Surette
Thursday, October 13, 2011
"The Role of S100A10 in Fibrinolysis"

Dr. Douglas Craig
Thursday, October 13, 2011
"Single Molecule Enzymology Studies on E.Coli Beta-Galactosidase"

Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil
Friday, October 07, 2011
"Lipids, Lipolysis and Lipases:
The Notorious Triad"

2010 Patrick Prize Award Seminar
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Structural Dynamics of a Molecular Assembly Line

PhD Thesis Defence, Jordan Pinder
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
"Investigation of Post-Translational Modification and Function of the Yeast Plasmid Partitioning Proteins Rep1 and Rep2"

Dr. Marc Gartenberg
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
"Heterochromatin and the Cohesion of Sister Chromatids"


Dr. Carmichael Wallace
Thursday, November 24, 2011
"Why Not Arginine?"

Dr. Brad Wouters
Thursday, November 17, 2011
"Mechanisms of Hypoxia Tolerance
and Their Exploitation for Therapy"

David Langelaan
Thursday, November 03, 2011

"Fun with Protein Structures"


Bruce Curtis
Thursday, December 01, 2011
“Endosymbiotic Gene Transfer in Lineages Containing Nucleomorphs.”