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Fall 2013 Seminars

Biochemistry Seminar Series 2013-2014: Fall 2013 Fridays @ 1pm in the Feltham room (SN-4015) unless otherwise noted.

Titles and abstracts will be posted 2-3 weeks in advance of each seminar.

 

Sept 6
No seminar


Sept 16 @ 11:00am *
Dr. Clay Clark
Conformational ensembles in caspases and their role in cell death
Professor and Interim Head
Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
North Carolina State University
Dr. Clark is a candidate for the position of Head of Biochemistry
* Please note the change in day and time from our regular seminars

Sept 19 @ 11:00am *
Dr. Dwayne Barber
Use of Genetic Screens to Dissect Biochemical Function
Professor
Department of Medical Biophysics
Ontario Cancer Institute
University of Toronto
Dr. Barber is a candidate for the position of Head of Biochemistry
* Please note the change in day and time from our regular seminars 

Sept 23 @ 11:00am *
Dr. Mark Berry
Trace Amines: A Novel Cellular Signalling System
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Chemistry
Brandon University
Manitoba
Dr. Berry is a candidate for the position of Head of Biochemistry
* Please note the change in day and time from our regular seminars

Oct 4
Liam McKenna (Abstract)
Beer: The Technological Basis of Civilization. A Biochemical and Anthropological Perspective.

Head Brewmaster,
YellowBelly Brewery & Public House,
St. John’s, NL

Oct 11
Dr. Brian Staveley (Abstract)
Understanding life and death: Drosophila models of degeneration
Professor,
Department of Biology,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 16 *
Laura McBreairty (Abstract)
Metabolic consequences of variation in supply and demand of methyl groups in a piglet model
Ph.D. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. R. Bertolo),
Memorial University of Newfoundland
* Please note the change in day from our regular seminars

Oct 18
Estelle Quanquan Li (Abstract)
Oxidative stability of blackberry, black raspberry and blueberry seed oils
M.Sc. student,
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. F. Shahidi),
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Oct 25
Dr. Valerie Booth (Abstract)
How do antimicrobial peptides really work? From high resolution structures to whole cell biophysics.
Associate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 1
Dr. Christopher Rowley (Abstract)
The Solvation and Permeation of Ions
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 8
No seminar: Remembrance Day services on campus


Nov 13* Please Note: The November 13th seminar has been postponed until further notice
Nishani Perera
Lipophilized derivatives of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epigallocatechin (EGC) and resveratrol : Preparations and bioactivities
M.Sc. Student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. F. Shahidi)
Memorial University of Newfoundland
This seminar is for partial fulfilment of the M.Sc. to Ph.D. transfer examination requirements
* Please note the change in day and location from our regular seminars

Nov 15
Dr. Christopher Kovacs (Abstract)
Regulation of Bone Metabolism During Pregnancy, Lactation, and Post-Weaning

Professor,
Faculty of Medicine,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 22
Dr. William Driedzic (Abstract)
Low temperature activation of glyceroneogenesis
prevents freezing in rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax)

Professor,
Department of Ocean Sciences,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Nov 29
Dr. Hélène Volkoff (Abstract)
A Fine Kettle of Fish: Aspects of the Endocrine Regulation of Feeding in Fish

Associate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry,
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dec 6
Dr. Alicia Viloria-Petit (Abstract)
Polarity matters: the Par6 pathway and the dual role of transforming growth factor-beta in breast cancer progression

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
University of Guelph

Dec 9-18
Final Exams - no seminars

Christmas break

* These dates are reserved for seminars by candidates for the Biochemistry Headship; the seminars may occur on these days or on alternate dates during these weeks. There is no seminar on September 27, but there may be a Headship Candidate seminar during this week.

 

 

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