Seminar Series

The Department of Biology’s Seminar Series will feature a diverse group of national and international scientists in the fields of Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30 pm (unless noted otherwise).
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Next Seminar:
When: Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://yorku.zoom.us/j/93941324664?pwd=azI2K3QvK0s1NFN1Znk3MEs1RFNRZz09
Meeting ID: 939 4132 4664
Passcode: 015057
Speaker: Dr. Olav Rueppell
Seminar Topic:
The obvious and the obscure of the honey bee ovary.
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Fall 2020 

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Date Host Speaker Topic
Sept. 14 Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Stephanie Wales Tobin, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute The role of immune cell aging on skeletal muscle repair
Sept. 21 Dr. Vivian Saridakis, Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi, Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Aled Edwards, University of Toronto/Oxford University Open science - from genes to affordable medicines
Sept. 28 Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Ben Matthews, University of British Columbia Thirsting for blood and hunting for water: genetics and neurobiology of mosquito behaviour
Oct. 5 Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Nilay Yapici, Cornell University Neural control of foraging and food intake
Oct. 12,                NO SEMINAR/READING WEEK - - -
Oct. 15@11 am. Dr. Ron Pearlman Dr. Rolf Kemler & Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim - [(Dr. Rolf Kemler-2020 Canada Gairdner International Laureate, "Cadherins in Mouse Development")] [(Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim-2020 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Laureate, "Preventing HIV in Young Women in Africa: A Public Health Imperative")]
Oct. 19 Dr. Chris Lortie and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Jacob Lucero, York University Earth's biodiversity is shrinking and homogenizing, and invasive species are a major cause. Here, I discuss how positive and negative species interactions interface with environmental change to affect the trajectory of biological invasions in changing ecosystems globally
Oct. 26@4:30 pm.  Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Andrew Walker, University of Queensland Structure and function of venom and silk polypeptides produced by arthropods
Nov. 2 Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Katie Marshall, University of British Columbia Mechanisms of plasticity in invertebrate cold tolerance at the continental and local scale
Nov. 9 Dr. Sapna Sharma and Dr. Amro Zayed Peter Soroye, University of Ottawa Climate change and land use change impacts on pollinators
Nov. 16 Dr.Raymond Kwong, Dr. Georg Zoidl, Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Marc Ekker, Dept. of Biology, University of Ottawa Development of dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons in zebrafish: from embryos to adults
Nov. 23 Dr. Chris Lortie and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Alex Filazzola, University of Alberta and York University Understanding extremes in ecology in a changing world
Nov.30 Dr. Amro Zayed and Dr. Jean-Paul Paluzzi Dr. Olav Rueppell, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta The obvious and the obscure of the honey bee ovary
Dec. 7 Dr.Jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Amro Zayed Dr. Robert Huber, Trent University Using the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum to study Batten disease


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