Macdonald Campus news
New professors at McGill University have something to celebrate — they were just awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. These funds will support research projects in a variety of disciplines, including medicine, engineering and physical education.
Mon Oct 25, 2004, 12:00 noon, Parasitology A-101. Dr Gunnar C. Hansson, Dept of Medical Biochemistry, Goteborg University, Sweden: "Mucus and mucins of the gastrointestinal tract, an important and dynamic host barrier against parasites"
A new trend in plant science research uses mathematical modelling, in combination with new technologies, to better understand the world around us. McGill researchers are using multi-dimensional statistics in agricultural settings to describe how plants capture light. Their findings have far-reaching implications for food production and environmental protection.
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.