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Titan Arum growing at Biology Greenhouse

A titan arum, which produces the largest unbranched "flower" of any plant, is preparing to enter its full 3 metre bloom late May at the McMaster Greenhouse. Its growing more than 10 cm a day, and is already

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Sherry Du

Dr. Joanna Wilson wins Women of Distinction Award

On April 16, 2015, YWCA Hamilton hosted the 39th annual Women of Distinction Awards. Dr. Joanna Wilson of the Biology Department was awarded in the category of Sciences or Technology. Dr. Joanna Wilson’s talents in basic

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Catie Ivy wins the Scholander Award from the American Physiological Society

Congratulations to Catherine Ivy of the Scott lab for winning the Scholander Award at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston. The award is given to the student with the best poster in

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Roller coaster migration of bar-headed geese saves energy during flight at high altitudes

An international team of scientists that includes Dr. Graham Scott in the Department of Biology have revealed how bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) fly at high altitudes during their migration across the

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New species of frog found on remarkable island gives birth to live tadpoles

The tiny island of Sulawesi in Indonesia is known to scientists as a hotspot of biodiversity, a remote pocket of ecological treasures that is home to a rare species of fanged

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World's smelliest plant blooms at McMaster

The world's smelliest flower is in bloom at McMaster's Biology Greenhouse. The Amorphophallus Titanum – better known as the corpse plant - is only expected to be in bloom for up to three days. It's just the third known flowering

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The 2nd Annual Biology Graduate Research Day was a great success

We thank everyone for their participation and attendance. The following awards were presented...


George diCenzo (3rd Prize - Oral Presentation)

Tamzin Blewett (2ndPrize - Oral Presentation)

Lindsay Keegan

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Dr. Elliot attends Commonwealth Science Conference

For the first time in five decades, the Commonwealth Science Conference was re-launched last month.

A pair of delegates from McMaster, Marie Elliot and Gianluigi Botton, were invited to participate in the grand re-opening of the conference in

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Dr. Rosa da Silva selected as one of McMaster’s first-ever Learning Portfolio fellows

Dr. Rosa da Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, has been selected as one of McMaster’s first-ever Learning Portfolio Fellows. This fellowship is supported by Forward with Integrity funding

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Sherry Du

Alex Zimmer wins Best PhD Platform Presentation Award

Congratulations to Alex Zimmer of the Wood lab for winning the Best PhD Platform Presentation Award at last week's SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) meeting in Vancouver, which was attended by over 3000 delegates.

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The Biology Undergraduate Symposium (BUS)

The Biology Undergraduate Symposium (BUS) The Biology Undergraduate Symposium (BUS) celebrates the achievements of our Undergraduate Thesis Students and provides them with an opportunity to share the results of their research. This year’s BUS was held on Thursday, April

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Upcoming Seminars

Biology Seminar - May 28, 2015 - HSC 1A4 4:00PM
Title - "Genetic Analysis of Reproductive System Development in Nematodes"
Speaker - Devika Sharanya - McMaster University, Department of Biology (Graduate Student with Dr. Bhagwati Gupta)

The Biology of Aging Seminar - May 29, 2015 - MDCL 3023 11:45AM
Speaker - Dr. Margaret Fahnestock

 bioinformatics  developmental  ecology  ecology genetics   plant