Seminar Series

Winter 2022 Zoominar Series

Please note that seminars generally take place on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. during the Fall & Winter terms Zoominar Link:  https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/81157362154

January 28, 2022 Zoominar Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/9YZrQsBlDdn5vO5-r4GghKelxu56Xw3bhOKaF3geKJYX1Z0Vg8M-19VpeNZ80U5N.fZDZL7c7bEc5l7Yh 

(Passcode: *2Q%mh@q0q)

Jan 28 Zoominar

January 21, 2022 Zooominar link:  

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/KargKXV3kXmQBhB4MUdJO9uK6sjdTmSlSLzCcjeMBz4TdcdDGNq5vgtCQw8r1OJW.VC8b-yV5q3dgN_80 

Passcode: Vrxd9@Sd$S 

Jan 21 Zoominar

 

January 14, 2022 Zoominar link: 

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/jkmq2JG23HtKnfXbb2Q_Mdu8FaG0YwcKPyUiKs5eFtmmbqmTIezmqhzz0BiXHoIU.sbO2IO2W1r3lbdvB

Passcode: Y@M4GdPe4z

Jan 14 Zoominar

 

 

 

Fall 2021 Zoominar Series

 Date

Speaker

Title

Sept 13, 2021 Dr. G. Filion

"A gentle introduction to 2021–2022: some things I learned from blogging"

A gentle introduction to 2021–2022: some things I learned from blogging

For those of you who could not attend today’s session or if you wish to re-visit the discussion, please see the link below:

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/xbCiXVtzj337saDGy85YFMlmqINnXc5pkqGtt6X31jt_zvdPls6z-8gK-6a2GW8.tV5qe_jyA81CjYbJ

Passcode: p^P?J$$48% 

Sept 24, 2021 Dr. Sara Mathieson

"Automatic evolutionary inference using Generative Adversarial Networks"

Automatic evolutionary inference using Generative Adversarial Networks

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/JzpyjJhYlvyM1ehAMs-muD5YuB8j77lM29gwQbrSOSrG8uMvHNKzFUo9gqzwxeMn.FMtAlFpuP9bRR7D_

Passcode:  X0J?n19BJ!

October 1, 2021

Dr. Schwartz

"Finding (and solving) sources of conflict in phylogenomics"

Finding (and solving) sources of conflict in phylogenomics

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/QhoZtZ0r2rwgyNTQv9MEwtUQCtGVwHEQEWFWmS6Vv8qAJUqB_fq_8AXL3LIJnARz.8WSsIp_yPIvl-f8z

Passcode: 09m1%Rx$v1

October 8, 2021

Dr. Samniqueka Halsey

"Understanding ecological patterns using long-term data sets, remote sensing, and computational approaches"

Abstract: There is an upsurge in the use of long-term datasets due to increased computational power that allows us to utilize data effectively. In this talk I discuss two ways I have used long-term datasets, first for the federally threatened dune thistle, Cirsium pitcheri,  and second to understand the ecology of Lyme disease. Using different modelling approaches, I aim to showcase how management can help with biodiversity conservation and understanding disease emergence.

Understanding ecological patterns using long-term data sets, remote sensing, and computational approaches

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/GRCkscvK6fNcmd1xFBwnuyO8Z8HGlLqHYO9Y65bl92umiLqytr-fOPsggR-9xt84.7jcqUjnOz4-D2xZJ

Passcode: v#wUQcy2^t 

October 22, 2021 Dr. Allison Shultz

Summary: The goal of Dr. Shultz's research program is to understand the evolutionary processes that produced diverse phenotypes, integrating both ecological and functional constraints. To achieve this broad goal, she integrates studies of phenotypic and genotypic variation at different organizational levels. Her seminar is focused on pathogen-mediated evolution using a genomic perspective and integrates research at different evolutionary timescales, ranging from a broad study of genes under selection across birds to recent pathogen-mediated evolution in House Finches.

Evolution across timescales: comparative and population genomics studies of host-pathogen co-evolution in birds

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/zSp0NTW8svV5zJT0-CYSeWJ5PCCHqnyRk-LJFDybaD3_jHf392bGon2JxqqoHVRZ.wCdINhBDyNxBXsb6

Passcode: 4SwNrsVx&6 

October 29, 2021 Dr. Adam Steinbrenner

Summary: The plant immune system recognizes pests and pathogens and activates defense responses. While recognition of microbial pathogens is well studied, mechanisms to detect chewing herbivores are not clear. We recently identified a cell surface immune receptor to detect peptide patterns in the oral secretions of caterpillars, a mechanism uniquely evolved by a single subfamily of legume host plants. I will describe our current efforts to use this system to understand both immune signaling specificity and evolution of receptor functions.

Plant Immune Recognition of Insect Herbivores

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/K5y265E0wqu6L2R37uzayGsVr_RtyiSNemB9XtkGyNsZOycFr2YO4-53xhWJ5b88.kt60833M3XeolEFn

Passcode: *v!dj.3VEj

November 5, 2021 Dr. Aleeza Gerstein

The evolutionary mystery of ploidy dynamics in fungal microbes

https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/81157362154

November 12, 2021 Dr. Alex Filazzola

 

 

Examining climate extremes on ecosystems in a changing world

 

https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/81157362154

Passcode: T+VNVD&4bw

 

November 19, 2021 Dr. Rebecca A. (Becky) Chong,

Nov 19 Seminar

 

 

November 26, 2021 Dr. Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez,

 

 

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/tq7g81_Cr_EKEfBN5e9LvRtSsBixthFLRoAZq_7RNjscUneg16EykVc4hS_WQjSL.ij2CmUI-rOekLBgd 

Passcode: S0x+^D2WYk 

 

December 3, 2021 Dr. Rudy Boonstra

 

Dec 3 Seminar

 

https://utoronto.zoom.us/rec/share/rOlO37uENAJ1CQXuhUv28pPJGt-WMFBsYi_f7GFNRS4fHGIZVlBd-CFJ7oQFDvrH.pgjeKIwEC9zLKu22

 

Passcode: 9fqG!DMysf

December 10, 2021 Dr. Tory Hendry 

 

Dec 10 Seminar

 

Environmental bacteria and host interactions: evolutionary consequences and host impacts.