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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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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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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

Origins Seminar - 3/30/2015 - 2:30PM MDCL 1110
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell University
Title: "Searching for a Second Earth"

Biology Seminar - 4/2/2015 - 4:00PM HSC 1A4
Speaker: Marc Johnson - University of Toronto
Title: "The ecological and evolutionary consequences of losing sex in the evening primroses."

 bioinformatics  developmental  ecology  ecology genetics   plant