Seminars


2016-2017

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Dr. Peter Stirling
University of British Columbia
“Deriving mechanisms of genome instability from mutation signatures”
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Dr. Joerg Gsponer
University of British Columbia
“Inference of disease mechanisms using computational methods.”
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
CANCELLED

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Dr. Olivia Rissland
Sick Kids & University of Toronto
"Widespread reorganization of mRNA-protein complexes during early development."
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Dr. Chris Nelson
University of Victoria
"Understanding the functions of FKBP prolyl-isomerases in the nucleus"
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Dr. Troy Harkness
University of Saskatchewan
"The forked road travelled by the yeast Forkhead proteins leading to enchanced longevity"
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Dr. Tony Russell
University of Lethbridge
“Characterization of non-coding RNAs and their binding partners in unicellular eukaryotes. “A Tale Of Two Protists”.
11:00 AM, HSC 1405 B

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Thursday, 25 May 2017
Dr. Guy Tanentzapf
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
University of British Columbia
“Biomechanical Regulation of Morphogenesis and Tissue Homeostasis by Cell-Matrix Adhesion"
11:00 AM,  HSC 1500

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Dr. Doug Allan
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
University of British Columbia
"“Gene regulatory landscape of target-dependent synaptic growth and neurotransmission in Drosophila neurons”"
11:00 AM, HSC 1405A


2015-2016

Sam Yeaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, AIHS Chair in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
“Local adaptation and the evolution of genome architecture:
do clusters of functionally related genes evolve via positive selection?”

16 September 2015, 11:00 AM, HSC 1405B

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Aru Narendran, PhD, FAAP
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
"Druggable Genome, Basket Trials and Modern Day Medicine Men"
21 October, 2015, 11:00 AM, HSC 1405B

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Pinaki Bose, PhD

Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of Calgary
"YYC-YVR-YYC: Lessons in Basic Research, Molecular Epidemiology and Personized Oncogenomics"
16 December 2015, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B

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Dr. Ryan Morin
Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
"Genomic evaluation of clonal heterogeneity and evolution in non-Hodgkin lymphomas"
20 January 2016, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B

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Dr. Ben Montpetit
Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta
"Getting the message out: nuclear pore complexes and mRNA export"
14 February 2016, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B

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Dr. Sachin Katyal
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba
“Modulation of DNA repair pathways and topoisomerases
in the treatment of malignant brain tumours”

10 March 2016, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B

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Dr. Josee Dostie
Department of Biochemistry, McGill University
"Chromatin state and architecture guide lncRNA gene function"
20 April 2016, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B

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Dr. Edan Foley
Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, University of Alberta
" Chronic immune signals promote tumour formation in Drosophila intestinal stem cells"
18 May 2016, 11:00 AM, HSC  1405B


2014-2015

Alice Ford-Hutchinson, PhD, PMP
Associate Director, Project Management, Merck, Philadelphia, PA
"Moving Beyond the Bench: What it takes to drive an immuno-oncology drug to the finish line"
 25 June 2015, 11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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Ian Lewis, PhD
Assistant Professor, AIHS Chair in Translational Health - Metabolomics
Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
“Calgary Metabolomics Initiative: Understanding Infections Through Metabolic Dynamics”
20 May 2015, 11:00 AM HSC 1405B

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Stephanie Minnema, PhD
Managing Consultant, Strategy and Operations
KPMG LLP
“Life after academia: a story of branding, networks, and the new normal.”
11 March 2015, 11:00 am, HS G500

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Martin Srayko, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
“Regulating cell division in the fertilized embryo: new insight on an old problem.”
11 February 2015, 11:00 am G500
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Nima Najand, PhD
Technology Analyst
Innovate Calgary
“Prospects and Challenges of Finding Employment with a Graduate Degree.”
19 November 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 B

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Erica Watson, PhD
Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience
University of Cambridge
“From beyond the grave:
The epigenetic and developmental effects of abnormal folate metabolism in your ancestors.”

29 October 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 B

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Kevin Thorneloe, PhD
Director, Biopharm Translational Medicine
Glaxo-Smith-Kline, King of Prussia, PA
“From drug target ID to the clinic: lessons learned with TRPV4”
24 September 2014, 11 AM HSC 1405B

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Masayuki Numata, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
University of British Columbia
“Endosomal pH in NGF-TrkA Signaling”
 4 September 2014, 2 PM HSC 1405A


2013-2014

DR. KNUT WOLTJEN
Associate Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
"Nuclease and Transposon Technologies:
Genome Engineering Strategies for Human iPS Cell Disease Models
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11 June 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 A

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Ian Popoff
Director of Portfolio Management
Pfizer Inc., San Diego, CA
"Bench to Business: A story of making science work
in the boardroom and as a career beyond the bench
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14 May 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 A

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DR. JANE SHEARER
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
University of Calgary
"Mitochondria, Metabolism & Disease"
09 April 2014, 11 AM, HSC 1405 A

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DR. CHRIS NICOLLS
Actavis Specialty Pharmaceuticals
"My Many Jobs as a PhD"
19 March 2014, 11:00 AM HSC G384

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DR. RYAN LAMONT
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary
Molecular Geneticist, Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Alberta Children's Hospital
"A Path to Human Mutation Identification: Research and clinical experiences collide"
12 February 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 A

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DR. MOHAMED SOLIMAN
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital & University of Toronto
"A novel connection between the scaffold protein Shc1 and energy metabolism"
22 January 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 A

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DR. CAREN HELBING
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology
University of Victoria
"Uncovering thyroid hormone signaling disruption and mechanisms 6"
16 January 2014, 11:00 AM HSC 1405 B

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DR. THOMAS CLANDININ
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Stanford School of Medicine
"A geneticist's approach to dissecting neural computation in the Drosophila visual system"
11 December , 2013, 11:00 AM, HSC 1405A

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DR. CARLA DAVIDSON
Endeavour Scientific Management and Consulting
"Taking the Leap: Starting a Consultancy for Academics"
12 November 2013, 9:00 AM HSC OBC 1500


Curiosity and Creativity- Great Breakthroughs in Molecular Biology Seminar Series

2014 – 2015

Susan Lees-Miller, PhD
  Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Calgary
"PARP Inhibitors: The New Revolution in Cancer Therapy"
4pm Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Theatre 1

Sabine Gilch, PhD
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
"The Prion Revolution: The Amazing Discovery of Infectious Proteins"
4pm Thursday, April 9, 2015 Theatre 1

Karl Riabowol, PhD
"Biological Aging: Just how does age promote oncogenesis:"
4pm March 12, 2015 Theatre 1

Mike Walsh, PhD
"The monoclonal antibody revolution"
4pm, February 12, 2015 Theatre 1

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2013 – 2014

Paul Mains, PhD
“How to Explain to Your Mother Why You Work on Bacteria, Yeast, Worms, Flies, Fish, or Mice”

4pm, May 20 Clara Christie Theatre

Tara Beattie, PhD
"Ribozymes and Telomerase - the RNA Revolution”

4pm, April 22 Clara Christie Theatre

Don Fujita, PhD
“Reverse Transcriptase and the Oncogene Revolution”

4pm, March 18 Theatre One

James McGhee, PhD
“The Nucleosome Revolution”

4pm, February 18 Clara Christie Theatre

George Chaconas, PhD
“Birth of the Molecular Biology Revolution”

4pm, January 14 Theatre Four