Congratulations to HPI Collaborator, Amanda Melin, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology for receiving the Excellence in Supervision Award from the Graduate Students' Association. For the full story go to:www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-04-20/graduate-students-association-ce...">http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-04-20/graduate-students-associa...
Congratulations to Sarah Unrau in Dr. Cam Goater's lab at the University of Lethbridge for winning 1st place for her image in the graduate studies image contest at UofL. Click on the link to see the image and the story: www.uleth.ca/graduate-studies/school-graduate-studies/our-students-exper...">http://www.uleth.ca/graduate-studies/school-graduate-studies/our-student...">
Announcing a new graduate course: Current topics in climate change and host-parasite interactions.
This class will meet once a week for a three hour discussion group, and students (including auditors) will be expected to select appropriate literature to review and present. Grades for the course will be determined by a weekly discussion grade, as well as a final presentation and a final report. Email Dr. Susan Kutz for more details, but the class begins September 9 so hurry up!
The following HPI trainees presenting at the Alberta Parasite Immunology Symopium on March 5-6, 2015. This symposium was hosted by Drs. Constance Finney, HPI faculty member and Stephanie Yanow, University of Alberta and sponsored by HPI.
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As in years past the tournament promises to be a high-stakes clash between teams relying on blind luck rather than any sort of skill or experience, so those that have never stepped foot on a curling rink will fit right in. The cost is $30 per person to Ale Young (room HSC 2531), and you can sign up using Doodle. Act quickly though, as the deadline to register and pay is Thursday, September 10!
The Canadian Society of Zoologists
Annual Meeting May 25-29, 2015: University of Calgary
http://ucalgary.ca/csz2015/ (or CSZ2015.com)
Invited and contributed talks covering diverse aspects of animal biology, including ecology, evolution, physiology, biochemistry, morphology, development, parasitology, immunity, infection
Poster and oral sessions
Workshops on teaching, diversity issues, and graduate student professional development
The Zoological Education Trust lecture
Several categories of Student awards
Special Society awardee events
Join your colleagues from across Canada and internationally
Abstract deadline March 6. Registration deadline May 1. Contact: CSZ2015@ucalgary.ca
Dr. Derek M. McKay (Dept. Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary)
Dr. John Gilleard (Dept. Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, University of Calgary)
8:00-8:10 Welcome: Dr. McKay
8:10-8:30 Dr. Derek McKay (Calgary) - “Exploiting properties of helminth modulation of host immunity to treat inflammatory disease.”
8:30-8:50 Dr. Constance Finney (Calgary) - “What do natural infection models tell us about host-parasite interactions?”
8:50-9:10 Dr. Patrick Hanington (Edmonton) - “Immunological determinants of snail-trematode compatibility.”
9:10-9:30 Dr. R. Pritchard (McGill) - “The interplay between immunomodulation and anthelmintics in Host-Parasite Interaction.”
9:30-9:42 Trainee Speaker: Christina Amat, MSc/MD Candidate, Buret lab - “Modulation of host intestinal mucus secretion by Giardia duodenalis.”
9:42-9:55 Trainee Speaker: J. Havixbeck (University of Alberta) - “Aeromonas infection induce high levels of soluble CSF-1R expression impacting inflammatory responses in teleost fish.”
9:55 Closing comments: Dr. McKay
HPI Faculty members, Andre Buret, Derek McKay and Kris Chadee are presenting at a major parasitology event: The 13th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA 2014) in Mexico City August 10th - 15th