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IMPACT project brings together several disciplines

Interdisciplinary projects continue to be a strong component of Biology at McMaster.  The IMPACT project brings together several disciplines which not only enhance the student experience but also can enhance the lives of people in our community.   Full story here

A new mode of growth for Streptomyces bacteria enables exploration of environments

A new mode of growth for Streptomyces bacteria enables exploration of environments   Streptomyces are complex bacteria renowned for their ability to produce medicinally useful compounds, and it has always been thought that Streptomyces are stationary organisms, rooted in place like plants. Recent work by Dr. Marie Elliot and PhD student Stephanie Jones in the Department of Biology has found […]

Third Titan Arum about to bloom

The titan arum flowering is one of the extremes of the natural world, with a massive bloom that lasts only a week. On the first day, it is wide open and smells of rotting meat to attract its fly and carrion beetle pollinators. In 2014, the Biology greenhouse bought 3 large titan arum corms. Two […]

McMaster ranked 5th among Canada’s best universities for Biology

This is the second year that Maclean’s has ranked Canada’s best universities in 10 program areas- biology is included. For the 2017 Ranking, Biology at McMaster was ranked 5th among 21 universities. Maclean’s program rankings are based on hard data provided by the academic publishing company Elsevier and their reputation survey sent to academics. Full […]