Biology Seminar Series


When: Fridays, 12-1pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Where: Zoom

Every Friday during the academic year, the Department of Biology hosts an exciting seminar given by a guest speaker. Topics cover every aspect of biology, from whole organisms to molecular biology. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date Speaker Title Host Poster
Sep. 11, 2020 Chris Lowden, PhD student,
University of Toronto Mississauga

Deciphering the Transcriptional Mechanisms Orchestrating Cellular Metabolism in the Brain

Dr. Mary Cheng  


Sep. 11, 2020 Dr. Hossam Abdel Moniem, PDF, University of Toronto Mississauga

Mapping the flow: Building, testing, and using connectivity models in urban landscapes

Dr. Helene Wagner


Poster/ Bio

Sep. 18, 2020

Dr. Kim Joe,
McMaster University

Lessons learned from teaching a large introductory psychology course: What works and what doesn’t, and what isn’t worth the effort Dr. John Ratcliffe  


Sep. 25, 2020 Dr. Heather McFarlane,
University of Toronto
Sending the right signals for plant cell wall synthesis and remodelling Dr. Ingo Ensminger



Oct. 2, 2020 Dr. Julian Resasco,
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Biodiversity under environmental change in large-scale and long-term studies Dr. Helene Wagner



Oct. 9, 2020 Dr. Mark Lange,
Washington State University, USA
Evolution of chemical diversity in glandular trichomes – from seed ferns of the Late Carboniferous to present day cannabis Dr. Michael Phillips




Oct. 23,

Dr. Josef Penninger,
Live Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia
ACE2- from discovery to COVID-19 Dr. Mary Cheng



Oct. 30, 2020

Dr. Alemu Gonsamo,
McMaster University
Changes in phenology and carbon uptake of the high latitude ecosystems during the satellite era Dr. Ingo Ensminger


Nov. 6, 2020 Dr. Judith Denkinger,
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Humpback whales off Ecuador in a changing climate Dr. Christoph Richter  
Nov. 13, 2020 Dr. Stefan Grunder,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Neuropeptides - agonists and modulators of DEG/ENaC channels Dr. Adriano Senatore  
Nov. 20, 2020 Dr. Aleeza Gerstein,
University of Manitoba
Drug resistance and virulence in human fungal pathogens through the lens of evolutionary genetics Dr. Marcus Dillon  

Nov. 27,

Dr. Imogen Coe,
Ryerson University, Canada
Dec. 4, 2020 Jiashu Liu,
University of Toronto Mississauga
TBA Dr. Baohua Liu  
Dec. 4, 2020 Dr. Qianshi Lin,
University of Toronto Mississauga
TBA Dr. Sasa Stefanovic  

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Upcoming Seminar:

Our seminar series has concluded for the year. Please check back in the fall for the new seminar schedule.

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