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  • GRD 2014

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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Sherry Du

Ebola may be quietly immunizing many

A McMaster researcher is one of four scientists raising the issue that Ebola may be silently immunizing large numbers of people, who never fall ill or infect others yet become protected from future infection. The letter was published

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Philomathia Prize

Biology Undergraduate Wins Philomathia Water Prize

McMaster Water Week (Oct 6-10, 2014; waterweek.mcmaster.ca ) is an exciting week connecting water science, technology and policy to deliver local and global impacts.  On October 8, over 60 undergraduate and graduate students took part in the Student Research

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Sherry Du

Biology Greenhouse now home to three corpse plants

The Biology Greenhouse is now growing the world’s smelliest flower. Greenhouse technician Arthur Yeas planted three 50-pound corms (large bulbs) of the Amorphophallus Titanum – better known as the corpse plant – this week. When it flowers, the

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Sherry Du

Sherry Du, receives Best Student Poster award

Sherry Du, a student in Graham Scott's lab, received a best student poster award at the recent American Physiological Society meeting (Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology) in San Diego.

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Biology has a new project for undergrads - and it stinks

Rosa da Silva has a unique opportunity for McMaster undergrads – if they can stomach the smell.

The assistant professor of biology has been collecting the invasive brown marmorated stink bugs – so-named for their

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Cody Dey nominated for CCUBC Graduate Student Research Prize

After a successful scholarship round, we have another good news! Cody Dey (PhD student in Dr. Quinn's lab) has been selected to received '2014 Graduate Student Research Prize' by the Canadian Council of University

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Devil's Tongue in bloom

A rare plant at the McMaster Biology Greenhouse is finally showing its true colours (and odours), and may not bloom for another five years.

The towering Devil's Tongue, also known as a Voodoo Lily or Amorphophallus konjac, is native

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Dr. Kim Dej, Assistant Professor in Biology and Associate Director of the Life Sciences Program was recently awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning at Spring Convocation. Over the past few years, Dr. Dej has demonstrated her impressive teaching skills

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Graduate Research Day 2014

Biology is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Graduate Research Day on Thursday December 5th. The event site will be updated soon. http://www.biology.mcmaster.ca/grd/

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Upcoming Seminars

EEB Seminar - 11/26/2014 - 2:30PM LSB - 213A
Speaker: Hermina Ghenu (McMaster University, Department of Biology)
Title: "Multicopy gene family evolution on primate Y chromosomes"

Biology Seminar - 11/27/2014 - 4:00PM HSC 1A4
Speaker: Natacha Hogan
Title: "Assessing immunology in ecotoxicology: from the lab to the field"

 bioinformatics  developmental  ecology  ecology genetics   plant