Seminars 2009-10

 

Bacterial Iron Uptake: A Potential Target for the Development of Novel Antibiotics?

Prof. Dr. Hans J. Vogel
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
11:00 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


New Drug Entities from Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications: Clinical and Experimental Research


Dr. Ramesh K. Goyal

Professor and Vice Chancellor
The M.S. University of Baroda
Vadodara, Gujarat, India


Thursday, July 29, 2010
11:00 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Arginine Metabolism in TPN-fed Neonatal Piglets

Chandani Dinesh
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the transfer of the degree of Master of Science to Doctor of Philosophy

The Identification and Characterization of Two Novel
Antimicrobial Peptides from a Marine Genome


Mitchell Browne
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wednesday, April 21, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment for the
requirements of the degree of Master of Science



Exploring the Liver

Dr. Margaret E. Brosnan
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
1:00 pm
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN4015



Fish Immunogenomics: Targeted Gene Discovery and Functional Genomic Studies of Cod and Salmon Immune Responses


Dr. Matthew Rise
Assistant Professor and
Canada Research Chair
Ocean Sciences Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dietary Fats in Heart Disease: A Journey from Liver to Heart . . .


Dr. Sukhinder Kaur Cheema
Associate Professor
CIHR New Investigator
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Uterine Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Adaptation
During Pregnancy: The Shock and Awe


Dr. Daniel MacPhee
Associate Professor
Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wednesday, March 17, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Mitochondrial Proton Leaks: Sometimes Inefficiency is a Good Thing!


Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Ottawa

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Chemistry and Health Effects of Dietary Polyphenols and their Derivatives

Ying (Joy) Zhong
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The Role of Advanced Glycation End Products in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Cause, Correlation, and Controversy


Dr. Edward Randell
Division of Biochemical Pathology
Health Sciences Centre
and
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Methionine: methylation reactions, antioxidant, prostate cancer, shortgevity, hepatic steatosis....and a whole lot more

Dr. John T. Brosnan
University Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Gene Regulatory Networks and the Evolution of Animal Immunity

Dr. Jonathan Rast
Associate Professor
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department of Medical Biophysics and
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Lifestyle Factors and Colorectal Cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Barbara Roebothan and Dr. P. Peter Wang
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
1:00 pm
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN4015


Methyl Donor Supply and DNA Methylation

T. Mark Collins
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Monday, December 21, 2009
10:30 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements forthe transfer of the degree of Master of Science to Doctor of Philosophy
The Health Effects of the Omega-3 LCPUFAs


Dr. Bud Hulan
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015



Novel Phytosterol Derivatives and Their Properties

Zhuliang Tan
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Going Around in Protein Circles

Dr. David Heeley
and Korrina Fudge
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

The Form, Function and Phylogenetics of Novel Immune-Type Receptors in Bony Fish

Dr. Jeffrey Yoder
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
and
Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research
North Carolina State University

Friday, November 20, 2009
3:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

The Role of Uncoupling Protein-3 in Fatty Acid Catabolism and Oxidative Stress: More Clues in a Mitochondrial Mystery

Dr. Erin Seifert
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa

Monday, November 2, 2009
11:30 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Seifert is a candidate for a faculty position in Metabolic Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry



Central Role of Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase-1 Functionality in Lipid and Glucose Metabolism

Dr. Scott Harding
Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
University of Manitoba

Thursday, October 29, 2009
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Harding is a candidate for a faculty position in
Metabolic Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry

Please note change in day from our regular seminars

How Telomeres and Telomerase Relate to Human Health and Disease

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California
San Francisco

Monday, October 26, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Inco Innovation Centre, IIC2001

Dr. Blackburn is one of the recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. She will be conferred with an Honorary Degree at Fall Convocation.

Please note change in day and time from our regular seminars

Unravelling the Lipase Superfamily

Dr. Robert Brown
Center for Cardiovascular Research
Saint Louis University

Friday, October 16, 2009
11:00 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Brown is a candidate for a faculty position in Metabolic Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry

Please note change in day and time from our regular seminars

SUMOylation plays a general role in activation of transcription in yeast

Dr. Emanuel Rosonina

Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

Thursday, September 17, 2009
10:30 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Rosonina is a candidate for a faculty position in Gene Expression in the Department of Biochemistry


Function and regulation of FABP7 in human malignant glioma cells


Dr. Rong-Zong Liu
Cross Cancer Institute
Department of Oncology
University of Alberta


Monday, September 14, 2009
11:00 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015


Dr. Liu is a candidate for a faculty position in Gene Expression in the Department of Biochemistry


Regulation of Gene Expression and Cell Fate

Dr. Sherri Christian
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Thursday, September 10, 2009
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Christian is a candidate for a faculty
position in Gene Expression in the
Department of Biochemistry

Mapping the gene networks that govern RNA metabolism

Dr. Ata Ghavidel
University Health Network
Ontario Cancer Institute
Toronto

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
10:30 a.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

Dr. Ghavidel is a candidate for a faculty position in Gene Expression in the Department of Biochemistry

"How Telomeres and Telomerase Relate to Human Health and Disease"

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California
San Francisco

Monday, October 26, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Inco Innovation Centre, IIC2001

Dr. Blackburn is one of the recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. She will be conferred with an Honorary Degree at Fall Convocation.

Please note change in day and time from our regular seminars
Uterine Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Adaptation
During Pregnancy: The Shock and Awe
Dr. Daniel MacPhee
Associate Professor
Division of BioMedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015
"Dietary Fats in Heart Disease: A Journey from Liver to Heart . . ."
Dr. Sukhinder Kaur Cheema
Associate Professor
CIHR New Investigator
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1:00 p.m.
L.A.W. Feltham Room, SN-4015

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