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Fall 2011 Seminars

Biochemistry Seminar Series 2011-2012: Fall 2011
Wednesdays @ 1pm in the Feltham room (SN-4015).

Titles and abstracts will be posted 3-4
weeks in advance of each seminar.

Sept 14
Robin da Silva, (Abstract)
Creatine Synthesis in the Liver and Pancreas
Ph.d. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. J. Brosnan),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sept 21
Raniru Randunu, (Abstract)
Maternal omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid ratio modifies lipid metabolism of the offspring of C57BL/6 mice
M.Sc. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Cheema),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sept 28
Dr. Vaughan Grimes, (Abstract)
Laser ablation micro-analysis of teeth: potential, progress and remaining challenges.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Archaeology,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 5
Dr. Andrew Lang, (Abstract)
Gene transfer agents: capturing viruses and putting them to work

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 12
James Pius, (Abstract)
A novel approach to characterize in vivo antimicrobial peptide-lipid interactions

M.Sc. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. V. Booth),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 14 (Friday, 1:30pm)*(Abstract)
Dr. Krista Power
Phytoestrogens in Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
* Please note change in day and time from our regular seminars

Oct 19
Writing Centre (Abstract) (Presentation-.pptx)
Writing Scientific Theses
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 26
Bimal Tennakoon (Abstract)
Di-peptide transport in the neonatal intestine
M.Sc. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. J. Brunton),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 2
Dr. Richard Lehner (Abstract)
Regulation of lipid metabolism by carboxylesterases Ces1/Es-x and Ces3/TGH
Professor,
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Cell Biology,
Director of Molecular & Cell Biology of Lipids,
University of Alberta

Nov 9
Dr. Erika Merschrod (Abstract)
Biomaterials for fun and profit: from curiosity-driven research to artificial tissue scaffolds

Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 16
Dr. Bruce Van Vliet (Abstract)
Working towards understanding how a high sodium intake throughout life affects our physiology and health

Professor,
Division of Biomedical Sciences,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 23
Abeer Ahmed (Abstract)
Identification of Novel Protein Targets Regulated by Maternal Dietary Fatty Acid Composition in Mice Liver

Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Biochemistry –(Dr. S. Cheema),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 30
Dr. Patrick Parfrey (Abstract)
An interdisciplinary approach to reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer in NL

Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Research,
Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dec 7-16
Final Exams - no seminars

Christmas break