Seminar Series

Seminars

The CBG Science Seminar Series is intended to provide a forum for the CBG researchers to present their work and to share new findings and ideas with their colleagues. We also encourage our visiting scientists and collaborators from different UofG departments to participate and present in this seminar series. We believe that this initiative will foster collaboration within CBG and with a wider community of researchers interested in biodiversity genomics. The seminars will be held in the CBG Visualization Theatre (Room 1009) every second Friday, 11:30-12:30 pm, starting January 31, 2020.

If you are a faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, or visiting researcher and are interested in sharing your research in a 30-45 minute presentation at the Biodiversity Seminar Series please contact one of the coordinators listed below.

We accept submissions for talks on an ongoing basis.

February 14, 2020

Our guest speaker is David L. Erickson, PhD, an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Maryland in the Joint Institute for Food Science and Applied Nutrition, as well as founder of the biotechnology company DNA4 Technologies LLC.  David has published extensively in the fields of ecology, evolution and genetics.  His current research focuses on metagenomics and its application to questions in health and food safety. Metagenomic reconstruction of complex biological environments is increasingly being adopted for use in food safety, biodiversity screening and even clinical diagnostics.  In this presentation, the fundamentals of metagenomic based bioinformatics are described, and its application and validation in a number of fields is reviewed.

Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation
Jan 31 Terri Porter Research Scientist
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Feb 14 David Erickson Associate Research Scientist
University of Maryland, MD, USA, DNA4 Technologies
Feb 28 Paul Hebert Director
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Mar 13 Thomas Mcllwraith Associate Professor, Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
Mar 27 Thomas Braukmann Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Apr 3 Tomasz Rewicz Visiting scientist, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology
University of Lodz, Banacha, Poland
Apr 24 Mehrdad Hajibabaei Associate Professor
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
May 8 Sujeevan Ratnasingham Associate Director – Informatics
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
May 22 Bettina Thalinger Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
June 5 Gerry Blagoev Research Associate, Araneae Taxonomic Lead
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
June 19 Muhammad Ashfaq Research Scientist
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
July 3 Tyler Elliott Data Management Lead
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
July 17 Sean Prosser Research Analyst
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
July 31 Bilgenur Baloglu Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Aug 14 Dirk Steinke Associate Director – Analytics
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Aug 28 Jeremy deWaard Associate Director – Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Sept 11 Tony Kuo Systems Administrator
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Sept 25 Chloe Robinson Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Oct 9 Nataly Ivanova Lead DNA Scientist
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Oct 23 Alex Borisenko Associate Director – Arctic Programs
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Nov 6 Suresh Naik Research Scientist, Curator of DNA Archive
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Nov 20 Mikko Pentinsaari Associate Director – Taxonomy
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Dec 4 Jandir Cruz Santos Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph
Dec 18 Masha Kuzmina Research Associate, Plant Lead
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

Contact Us

The seminars usually take place every second Friday 11:30-12:30 pm in the Visualization Theatre (1009 BIO) at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics. We are accepting submissions for 2020. Please contact one of the organizing committee, listed below: