2009 APICS Undergraduate Biology Conference

March 6-8, 2009, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS

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Carolyn Dohoo | Rhys Kavanagh | Colin McVarish | Kendra Sauerteig

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Melissa Creasey | Claire Coulter | Adam McNamara | Leanne Clattenburg | Grace Lotz

APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Award Description)

Best Talk

Carolyn Dohoo
Acadia University
Role of infection intensity on the ability of human macrophages to repeat phagocytosis of erythrocytes parasitised by Plasmodium falciparum

Best Poster

Melissa Creasey
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Effects of overbrowsing by moose on bird communities in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Best Poster

Claire Coulter
Acadia University
The early honours student gets the worm(s): an analysis of recent changes in benthic communities in the Minas Basin

NSERC Representatives’ Undergraduate Student Awards (Award Description)

Best Talk

Rhys Cavanagh
Acadia University
Bugs and drugs: The effect of octopamine on the sensitivity of female olfactory receptor neurons to their own sex pheromone in Heliothis virescens

Best Poster

Grace Lotz
Dalhousie University
Impact of rare earth additions on metal oxide negative electrode materials for Li-ion batteries

Botany Award for Top Undergraduate Presentation (Award Description)

Sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association / L’Association botanique du Canada

Best Talk

Kendra Sauerteig
Dalhousie University
Actin microfilament dynamics and programmed cell death in the lace plant (Aponogeton madagascariensis)

Best Poster

Adam McNamara
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
The light/dark effects on the sink/source transition and minor vein differentiation in developing tobacco leave

Honourable Mentions

Best Talk

Colin McVarish
Cape Breton University
Towards the development of a sustainable fishery for the waved whelk (Buccinum undatum) off eastern Cape Breton Island

Best Poster

Leanne Clattenburg
St. Mary’s University
The role of endogenous CAPON in neuronal differentiation