Biology Departmental Seminar
Honours Thesis Presentations
Each student will present for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience.
This event is IN-PERSON with a Zoom Webinar option (register with email@example.com for the link).
Centennial Building CB3013
10:00 Symposium with Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Azim Mallik.
10:15 Celena Brosseau (Dr. Robert Mackereth): The effects of beaver dams on brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) distribution in northwestern Ontario streams.
10:30 William Hunt (Dr. Kam Leung): Arsenic detoxification: The bioremediation potential of and the ability to improve phytoremediation by As(III)-oxidizing bacteria isolated from an arsenic-contaminated mine tailing site.
11:00 Katherine Filopovic (Dr. Kam Leung): Construction of a Tn5 isogenic mutant library of a plant growth promoting As(III)-oxidizing Pseudomonas strain BS2: Screening for As(III)-oxidizing mutants and IAA mutants.
11:15 Emily Hodgson (Dr. Leonard Hutchison): Growth rates of saxicolous lichen in northwestern Ontario graveyards.
11:30 Kyle Swerhun (Dr. Neelam Khaper): The development of a spider silk-based hydrogel antimicrobial peptide delivery system.
11:45 Sydney-Lyn Bernardi (Dr. Adam Algar): Predicting the northern range edge of Hyla versicolor using macro- and microclimate niche models.
Coffee and light snacks provided. Please bring your own mug!