Macdonald Campus 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.
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.
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.
Pierre Dutilleul is a statistician who studies trees. Examining how branching patterns affect light-gathering efficiency in plants can improve our understanding of photosynthesis, and by extension, food production and the environment.
At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.