Monthly Archives: March 2015

Extreme Bees in Extreme Environments: A visit with Laurence Packer, bee biologist extraordinaire

Last week, Laurence Packer visited our department to deliver a seminar about close encounters with extreme bees.  These bees live in extreme environments, like the Atacama Desert in Chile, usually the driest place on earth.  Many of the bees Laurence … Continue reading

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More good lab news – NSERC grad fellowship for PhD student, David Awde

Everyone in the lab was delighted this week that Dave was awarded an NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship, which will support him for the next three years.  Dave switched to the PhD programme in September 2015, and this funding is perfectly timed … Continue reading

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PhD student, Jess Vickruck, now has her own webpage!

Check Jess’s new independent webpage. The grad students grow up so fast.  Sniff.

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Dialictus genome project update

At long last, our genome project is truly underway – the sequencing has been done so now begins the process of assembly! Getting to this point, we ran into an unexpected series of setbacks with DNA quality control.  A major … Continue reading

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NSERC USRA award for Andrea Cardama!

Andrea Cardama is on a roll!   Andrea has been selected for an NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, which is great news for the whole lab.  The award will enable Andrea to continue studying gene expression in local bee species, research … Continue reading

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