The Faculty launched the second call for applications for the York Science Communicator in Residence Program. Application deadline is April 13, 3018.
The Faculty announced that it would be offering 25 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards for summer 2018.
Arturo Orellana (Chemistry) and Gary Sweeney (Biology) received project grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
New recipients of the York Science Fellowships were announced in yFile.
The Faculty of Science, Let’s Talk Science at York and Bethune College hosted the second Tri-Sci Tourney, a high school science competition in physics, chemistry and biology for Grade 11 students.
The Department of Science & Technology Studies hosted the event UX Jobs in the Gaming Industry for graduate students.
Chris Lortie (Biology) published Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions in OIKOS. His research was also highlighted in a Dispatches article in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In addition, he and students Nargol Ghaziantafrishi, Stephanie Haas, Alex Filazzola, and Jenna Braun presented at the California Native Plant Society Meeting.
Research by Seyed Moghadas (Mathematics & Statistics) and PhD student Sara Maghdoori on how to control C. difficile in hospitals was profiled in the Brainstorm edition of yFile.
Jean-Paul Paluzzi (Biology) and his team published “Molecular identification, transcript expression, and functional deorphanization of the adipokinetic hormone/corazonin-related peptide receptor in the disease vector, Aedes aegypti” in Nature’s Scientific Reports.
Sapna Sharma (Biology) presented “On Thin Ice: Are Lakes Feeling the Heat?” at York Circle.
Kathi Hudak (Biology) presented “Harnessing Nature’s Pharmacy” at the Markham Scholars Hub, organized by York’s Office of Alumni Relations.
- BRAP-2 promotes DNA damage induced germline apoptosis in C. elegans through the regulation of SKN-1 and AKT-1 – Cell Death and Differentiation
- Research conducted in Terry Kubiseski’s lab found that the gene BRAP-2 plays a key role in programmed cell death, also known as apoptosis, when there is DNA damage. See the story in yFile.
Nature News profiled new research by Laurence Packer (Biology) that found that most research on insects is unscientific.
Logan Donaldson (Biology) was highlighted in article in The Globe and Mail that explored the risk of misleading results from DNA testing.
Paul Delaney (Physics & Astronomy) commented about Falcon Heavy for CTV News, AM640, Sirius XM, CFRB 1010. In addition, he spoke to AM640 about the lack of a Canadian rocketry program, sunspots and the changing Sun, orbiting space junk (satellites) and space funding in Canada.
Mar 6: Science Unplugged, 3:00-4:30 pm, Underground. RSVP: Science Unplugged
Mar 28: York Science Forum with Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald, 7pm, Accolade West Bldg. RSVP: http://science.yorku.ca/forum
Apr 5: Annual Association of Graduate Students in Biology Symposium: http://agsbs.yugsa.ca/symposium/