Macdonald Campus (agriculture and environment) news
Tu 20 July at 12:00, A-101. Tom Churcher, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College, London. Title: "Density dependence in helminth transmission; its influence over the spread of anthelmintic resistance."
Mon 28 Jun, Parasitology, A-101, 12:00 pm. Title: "Vaccination against gastrointestinal nematode parasites of livestock - giving the worms a taste of their own medicine?" By: Dr. Philip Skuce, Moredun Research Institute, Scotland.
Suzelle Barrington, a professor of bioresource engineering at McGill University's Macdonald Campus and Farm, has developed an anaerobic method of digesting pig manure. Rather than it being stored in the open round cement vats one sees in the country, Macdonald Farm's manure is sealed under a plastic cover that is inflated as the manure ferments.
Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue was created in 1907 to improve the lives of rural people in Quebec. That mission remains, but the cutting-edge technology has changed dramatically.
Professor Suha Jabaji-Hare is fond of fungus. The mycologist has developed a process to help farmers protect their crops from disease-causing growths, and teaches a course on how to identify different kinds of mushrooms, of which there are many.
Professor James W. Fyles, George and Frances Tomlinson Chair in Forest Ecology at McGill, has been selected as the next Scientific Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Network. The network is a not-for-profit research organization under the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence Program. It involves 31 universities, 12 forestry companies, provincial and federal departments, Aboriginal groups and non-governmental organizations. The network administers an annual budget of $7.1 million.
Dr Alfons Lawen, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, on "The plasma membrane NADH-oxidoreductase, VDAC1 and the regulation of apoptosis." Tuesday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, Institute of Parasitology, Room A-101.