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Seminars Archive 2019

January

The Possibility of Gaia
Thursday, January 31, 2019
A conversation with:
Frédéric Bouchard (Université de Montréal)
Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)
Ford Doolittle (Dalhousie University)
Joe Bielawski (Dalhousie University)

Lecture Poster: [PDF-3.5 MB]

Dr. Alejandro Cohen & Dr. Devanand M. Pinto
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
“Metabolomics for the masses: Principles and Applications in Human Health”

Dr. Barbara Karten
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
“Two aspects of cholesterol homeostasis: Cholesterol in mitochondria and neuronal cholesterol turnover”

2018 Patrick Prize Award Seminar - Dr. Kyungsoo Shin
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
“Biomolecular interactions at the cell surface: My journey from helpful hormones to the deadly plague”

February

Calem Kenward, M.Sc Candidate
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
“Fungal Hydrophobin self-assembly has a basis in shared structural features”

Dr. Danielle Tokarz
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
“Visualizing and Quantifying Microscopic Biological Tissue Arrangement with Nonlinear Optical Active Molecules”

March

Dr. Ross Waller
Thursday, March 28, 2019
“Global mapping of protein subcellular location illuminates the function and evolution of apicomplexan cells”

M.Sc. Thesis Defence, Calem Kenward
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
“Characterization of Structural and Functional Properties of Class IB Hydrophobins”

Honours Student Research Presentations 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Honours Student Research Presentations 2019

Graduate Student Symposium
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Students Present:
Hot Topics in Nature & Science

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Lax, G., et al. (2018). Hemimastigophora is a novel supra-kingdom-level lineage of eukaryotes. Nature, 564, 410-414.
-- Shelby Williams
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Hall RJ, et al. (2019). A tale of three species: adaptation of Sodalis glossinidius to tsetse biology, Wigglesworthia metabolism, and host diet. mBio 10:e02106-18.
-- Gregory Seaton
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Zhang, M., et al. (2018). Uncovering the essential genes of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum by saturation mutagenesis. Science, 360 (6388), eaap7847.
-- Morgan Colp
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Nowoshilow, S., et al. (2018). The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators. Nature, 554, 50-55.
-- Ronie Haro
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Break - Refreshments Provided
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Ortega, E., et al. (2018). Transcription factor dimerization activates the p300 acetyltransferase. Nature, 562, 538–544.
-- Alex Brown
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Katsyuba, E., et al. (2018). De novo NAD+ synthesis enhances mitochondrial function and improves health. Nature, 563, 354–359.
-- Oliver Kuehm
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Gonzalez, P. S., et al. (2018) Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy. Nature, 563, 719-723.
-- Sarah van der Ende

Dr. Jean-Yves Masson
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
“Controlling DNA end resection and strand invasion during DNA double-strand break repair”

April

Dr. Esther M. Verheyen
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
“Investigating signal transduction and cancer in a Drosophila model”

Dr. David Pollock
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
“A memory foam model of evolutionary mechanics: entropy and epistasis drive molecular evolution”

May

Kenneth D’Souza, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
“Autotaxin-LPA signalling contributes to obesity-induced insulin resistance in muscle and impairs mitochondrial metabolism”

Anastasiia Mereshchuk, M.Sc. Candidate & Jeffrey Simmons, Ph.D. Candidate
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Anastasiia Mereshchuk, M.Sc. Candidate

“Investigating Maintenance of the Yeast 2-Micron Family of Plasmids”

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Jeffrey Simmons, Ph.D. Candidate

“Characterizing the Mechanics and Structure of Recombinant Pyriform Silk”

Dr. Franco Vizeacoumar
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
“Targeting telomerase by synthetic dosage lethality”

Chris Fetter & Tyler MacDonald, M.Sc. Candidates
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Chris Fetter, M.Sc. Candidate

“Exploring Catalysis in the Mandelate Racemase Subgroup of the Enolase Superfamily: Subtle Differences in the Catalytic Machinery”

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Tyler MacDonald, M.Sc. Candidate

“Prolactin-inducible Pro-survival Genes in Breast Cancer”

Dr. Claudio Slamovits
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
“Genome research in non-model eukaryotes: Challenges and opportunities”