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Seminars Archive 2017


Dr. Sean Myles
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Genomic insights into cannabis, wine and cider


Dr. John Frampton
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Gels, droplets and fibers: designing advanced materials for biotechnology

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Viral control of autophagy reprograms processing body dynamics


Honours Student - Day 2
Friday, March 31, 2017
Honours Student Research Presentations Day 2, 2017

Honours Student - Day 1
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Honours Student Research Presentations Day 1, 2017

Dr. Feng Zhang
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Award and DMRF Picchione Visiting Scholar

Dr. Scot J. Stone
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Acyltransferases and lipid storage

Lisbeth Witthoefft Nielsen
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Natural or Unnatural? Values in public discourse on GMO's

Graduate Student Symposium
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Biochemistry 5910

Dr. Grant M. Hatch
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Cardiolipin metabolism in diet-induced obesity


Dr. Natalie K. Goto
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Interplay Between Dynamics, Gating and Catalysis in the Membrane Revealed in the GlpG Rhomboid Protease.


Dr. Brian Rodrigues
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Endothelial cell-cardiomyocyte crosstalk in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Shannon Sibbald & Carine Nzirorera, M.Sc. Candidates
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Shannon Sibbald

Genomic footprints in the cryptomonad Goniomonas — evidence for photosynthetic ancestry


Carine Nzirorera

The role of autotaxin and lysophosphatidic acid in obesity induced cardiac insulin resistance

Donika Shala & Logan Slade, M.Sc. Candidates
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Donika Shala

Assessing the effects of lighting regimes on the productivity of a microalgae reactor


Logan Slade

TFEB helps breast cancer cells overcome Doxorubicin chemotherapy

Dr. Alyson Santoro
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Microbial adaptation to the open ocean: Insights from the Thaumarchaeota

Kenneth D’Souza, Ph.D Candidate
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Regulation of Autotaxin and its Role in Obesity-Induced Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance


Jonghwa (Kyle) Lee, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The role of phosphatidylcholine in lipid droplet biogenesis and lipoprotein secretion

Antonietta Pietrangelo, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Bridging the gap: OSBP-related protein 4 (ORP4), membrane contact sites and lipid transfer


Dr. Elliot Sober
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Darwin's Phylogenetic Reasoning

Katherine Strynatka, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Using yeast as a tool for drug discovery

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Donika Shala
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Effects of Different Light Treatments on a Microbial Mat Photobioreactor

Dr. Maureen O'Malley
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Microbes and mind control: the gut-brain connection in light of microbiome research

Sergio Munoz, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The phylogenetic and phenotypic nature of the mitochondrial ancestor

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Carine Nzirorera,
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Role of Lysophosphatidic Acid and Autotaxin in Obesity Induced Cardiac Insulin Resistance

Dr. Conor Meehan
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Phylodynamics of Pathogenic Mycobacteria

Qinyan (Andy) Song
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Structural characterization of the interaction between p53 and plakoglobin


M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Shannon Sibbald
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Symbiosis and its Impact on Eukaryote Evolution

Dr. Hans J. Vogel
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Antimicrobial peptides, biosynthesis, new targets and novel evasion mechanisms

PhD Thesis Defence, Kyungsoo Shin
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Expanded insight into processing and isoform-dependent properties of apelin.

M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Carine Nzirorera
Friday, August 04, 2017
The Role of Lysophosphatidic Acid and Autotaxin in Obesity Induced Cardiac Insulin Resistance


Dr. Martin Schmeing
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Structures and functions of nonribosomal peptide synthetases, macromolecular antibiotic factories

Dr. Daniel de Carvalho
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Translational aspects of DNA methylation in cancer: therapeutic target and circulating biomarker


Dr. Corrie daCosta
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Zombie ion channels: Why can't the undead and the living get along

Vojtech David, M.Sc. Candidate
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The implications of kinetoplastid endosymbionts for cell and genome evolution

Dr. Marya Ahmed
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Synthetic Biomaterials as Drug Delivery Carriers

Dr. Sebastian Kadener
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Molecular and Physiological functions of circRNAs


Dr. Stanislav Sokolenko
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Uncertainty in quantitative NMR: Targeted profiling and beyond

Dr. Anna Asman - Morgan Colp
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Dr. Anna Asman
“Size Matters: RNA Silencing Processes in Phytophthora infestans”
4:00 pm – 5 :00 pm

Morgan Colp
“An experimental model for studying lateral gene transfer in eukaryotes”
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Class I MHC Receptors are Required for Immunological Memory Mediated by Natural Killer Cells

Dr. Anne Spang, Student Research Day Guest Speaker
Monday, November 06, 2017
Events Include:

Research Poster Presentations
1 - 2:30 p.m. (CHEB Atrium)

Undergraduate Three Minute Thesis
2:30 - 3 p.m. (CHEB Room 140)

Growing Up in Science
3 - 3:30 p.m. (CHEB Room 140)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Spang
4 - 5 p.m. (Tupper Theatre A)

Student Research Day Poster [PDF - 1 MB]