43rd Science Atlantic Biology Conference

March 15-17, 2013, Acadia University

Please download the Conference Program (.pdf) for abstracts of presentations.

View photos from the conference on our Flickr photo stream! All photos © Megan Colwell.

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, first place

Abigail White
Abigail White
Mount Allison University
Duration of stay and movements of Semipalmated Sandpipers during migratory stopover in the upper Bay of Fundy

Oral, second place

Julie Colpitts
Julie Colpitts
Acadia University
Biological Evaluation of Metal-Containing Compounds to Assess Potential for Use in Photodynamic Therapy

Oral, third place

Katie Kowarski
Katie Kowarski
Dalhousie University
The effects of remote biopsy sampling on long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in Pleasant Bay N.S.

Poster, first place

Shane Rajaraman
Shane Rajaraman
Saint Mary’s University
Effectiveness of Halifax Produced FDG in the PET/CT Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer and Impact on Patient Management

Poster, second place

Yueyang Zhang
Yueyang Zhang
University of New Brunswick, Saint John
Some Like it Hot!- The Critical Thermal Maximum (CTMax) and hematology of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) acclimated to three temperatures.

Poster, third place

John Loggie
John Loggie
Mount Allison University
Intra(Sub)Specific Differentiation of Migratory Alaskan Dunlin, Calidris alpina

Science Atlantic Communication Award, sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing (Award Description)

Oral

Feng Tang
Feng Tang
University of New Brunswick, Saint John
Body condition of juvenile American lobsters, Homarus americanus, living on mud and cobble bottom

Poster

Jason McConnery
Jason McConnery
Dalhousie University
The Mechanism of [10]-Gingerol-induced Cytotoxicity in Breast Cancer Cells

Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association (Award Description)

Oral

Michelle MacDonald
Michelle MacDonald
University of Prince Edward Island
Assessing pathogenicity and chemical sensitivity of Fusarium spp. infecting carrots

Poster

Simon Lay
Simon Lay
Dalhousie University
Seasonality of a Nova Scotian rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) associated community and the potential impacts of rockweed harvesting