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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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Alison Cowie, a member of the McMaster community since 1989, joined the Department of Biology as an instructional assistant in 2007. She has had an extraordinary impact on the student experience and the development of high quality research opportunities in undergraduate courses. She

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Sarah Thomasen receives Elsevier Early Career Scientist Award

Sarah Thomasen, who completed an MSc with Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser in 2011 has been awarded the JGLR/Elsevier Early Career Scientist Award. This cash prize was created to recognize the most notable paper by a young scientist

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What to do with the excess bamboo?

That’s the question Arthur Yeas, technician at McMaster’s Biology Greenhouse, faces about three times a year. That’s how often Yeas has to cut back his collection of golden bamboo, a fast-growing member of the grass family.


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Juliet Daniel receives YWCA Women of Distinction award

Last night the 2014 YWCA's Women of Distinction Awards were announced, and Juliet Daniel received an award in the category of Sciences or Technology. The YWCA defines women of distinction as having made a commitment and

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Qamber Raza


Qamber Raza awarded poster prize at Canadian Developmental Biology conference

Congratulations to Qamber Raza who was awarded the poster prize at the Canadian Developmental Biology conference at Mt. Tremblant in March. Qamber's work defines a new model system for determining the molecular mechanisms

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BioDay 2014


Ontario Biology Day 2014

Ontario Biology Day was held at the University of Toronto Mississauga this weekend, March 22 and March 23.  Ontario Biology Day is an annual research symposium for 4th year students completing their research projects and students from our Biology

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Ben Bolker

Fever-reducing meds may help spread the flu

Contrary to popular belief, fever-reducing medication may inadvertently cause more harm than good.

New research from McMaster University has discovered that the widespread use of medications that contain fever-reducing drugs may lead to tens of thousands more

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Cody Dey Interview on CBC Radio

Cody Dey from the Quinn lab will be interviewed on CBC radio (Quirks and Quarks) this week. Listen to Cody explain how shrinkage (of frontal shields) helps minimize aggression in social groups of pukeko. Pukeko live in

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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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