Papers and PresentationsDr. Sudhir B. Abhyankar, Environmental Science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, presented a paper titled Green Chemistry Education in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Why, What, How, and When? A Practical Approach at the Third International Conference on Green Chemistry, ICGC2010, held in Ottawa, Aug. 15-18, 2010. The first two conferences in the series were held in Germany and Russia respectively.
Dr Steven M. Carr, Department of Biology, gave an invited presentation at the 3rd International Palaentology Congress in London, England, on July 2, 2010. The title of the talk, given as part of the workshop on Molecular Palaeobiology, was Rocks around the Clocks: NextGen DNA Genomics for Holocene Glacial Phylogeography. The six-day meeting was the largest gathering of palaeontologists in history, with an attendance of more than 1,400. Dr. Carr also gave the invited keynote address on deer genetics at the seventh International Deer Biology Congress in the Huilo Huilo Nature Reserve, Chile, on Aug. 6, 2010. The title of the address was Genetic and Genomic Phylogeography of Rangifer: Post-glacial Origins of Newfoundland Caribou, and its Implications for the Biogeography of Caribou and Reindeer. Co-authors were Corrine Wilkerson and H. Dawn Marshall from Memorial, and Shane Mahoney from Provincial Wildlife. Dr. Carr also organized and led a workshop on deer gxenomics, which recommended establishment of genome sequencing projects for several species of endangered South American deer, including Huemul (a national symbol of Chile) and Pudu (the world's smallest deer). The meeting was the largest international scientific gathering to focus on the biology of endangered neotropical deer.
Valerie Darmonkow, M.Sc. candidate, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, presented a paper titled Barriers to Genetic Testing: Providers’ Perspectives, at the international scientific conference Ten Years after Mapping the Societal Genomics Landscape, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in May 2010. Her work is part of the Genomics-related Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social (GE³LS) research component of the Atlantic Medical Genetics and Genomics Initiative (AMGGI) which links the research efforts of teams based at both Memorial University and Dalhousie.