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Montreal Field Naturalists' Club: Secrets of the ant wing

Wed, 2008-02-27 19:30
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Lecture/slide show by Dr. Ehab Abouheif, Biology, McGill. Ants are remarkable in that depending only on environmental cues, such as food and temperature, an ant queen will lay an egg that develops into a winged queen or a wingless worker. Only a small number of genes control the embryonic development of very diverse animal types. Dr. Abouheif studies evolutionary processes in ants and fish. How these genes evolve and react to the environment is contributing to cancer research.

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Montreal Field Naturalists' Club: Microbial biodiversity and ecology in the Canadian High Arctic

Wed, 2008-01-30 19:30
Leacock Building : 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7

Lecture/slide show by Dr. Lyle Whyte, Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill. Researchers have discovered that microbes make up most of the Earth's biomass, and they are found in virtually every environment on Earth. Dr. Whyte is discovering micro-organisms in the Canadian Arctic that have existed for millions of years. His presentation will show how the extraordinary metabolic capacity of microbes can be harnessed for many environmental, energy and industrial applications.

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Distance learning in Occupational Health Sciences at McGill: What, why, how? Could it be used to teach Epidemiology and Biostatistics students?

Mon, 2008-01-21 16:00
Purvis Hall : 1020 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A2

Dr. Gilles Thériault, professor, Dept of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill

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Jumping to coincidences: Defying odds in the realm of the preposterous

Thu, 2008-02-14 14:30 - 15:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

James A. Hanley, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill The calculation of probabilities is central to statistical inferences; however, researchers, especially those who are not trained in probability, often have difficulty (or err) when setting up correct probability calculations. Probabilities of seemingly rare events that are assessed after the fact are especially problematic. In an early report, I described three examples where probability specialists themselves have been "near-sighted" in assessing or predicting usual and unusual events generated by state lotteries. In one example, a lottery official offered "data" which one should expect from a fair lottery; unfortunately, the logic used to "predict the usual" was faulty. In the two others, the unusual (what one should not often expect) was calculated to be much more unusual than it really was. Since then, the story of a fourth -- and seemingly very unusual -- lottery event, and the official statistical reaction to it, were carried in worldwide public

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Is depression an independent predictor of post-acute myocardial infarction outcomes? A structural equation modeling approach

Mon, 2008-01-28 16:00
Purvis Hall : 1020 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A2

Dr. Brett Thombs, assistant professor, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill, and research associate, Dept of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital

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An exercise in translational epidemiology: Race and ACE-inhibition therapy

Mon, 2008-02-04 16:00
Purvis Hall : 1020 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A2

Dr. Jay Kaufman, associate professor, Dept of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Synchrony and synchronicity in intertidal communities

Wed, 2008-03-19 12:30
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Tarik C. Gouhier, Biology, McGill

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Species invasion as a function of propagule pressure on the east and west coasts of Canada

Wed, 2008-04-09 12:30
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Anaïs Lacoursière-Roussel, Biology, McGill

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The impact on nutrient enrichment on macrophyte cover in shallow lakes

Wed, 2008-01-23 12:30
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Jesse Vermaire, Biology, McGill

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Quiescence of C. elegans larvae: Insights from LKB1/ AMPK signalling

Thu, 2008-03-20 12:00
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

Patrick Narbonne, Biology, McGill

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