47th Science Atlantic Biology Conference 2017

March 10-12, 2017, St. Francis Xavier University

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

View photos from the conference on our Flickr photo stream!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, First Place

Bio - Kira More

Kira More
Dalhousie University
The cellular identity, phylogenetic placement, and autecology of marine vampyrellid amoebae from cultured isolates

Oral, Second Place

Bio - Emily Evans

Emily Evans
Acadia University
Mixed mating and its ecological impact on an endangered plant

Oral, Third Place (Tie)

Bio - Kaitlin Burek

Kaitlin Burek
Dalhousie University
Recruitment and survival of kelp on turf-forming algae in Nova Scotia

Oral, Third Place (Tie)

Bio - Rowan Murphy

Rowan Murphy
St. Francis Xavier University
Testing the horizontal transmission hypothesis in a green alga – spotted salamander symbiosis

Poster, First Place

Bio - Yayra Gbotsyo

Yayra Gbotsyo
Saint Mary’s University
Effect of cold-shock on heat shock proteins (HSPs) in nauplii of Artemia franciscana, brine shrimp

Poster, Second Place

Bio - Isabelle Jubinville

Isabelle Jubinville
Dalhousie University
Aerobic performance during migration indicates a physiological trade-Off with reproduction in female macaroni penguins

Poster, Third Place

Bio - Adam Palayew

Adam Palayew
Mount Allison University
The use of ITS2 secondary structure to recognize diatom species

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

Oral

Bio - Justine Trask

Justine Trask
Cape Breton University
Influence of chito-oligosaccharide supplementation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) diet

Poster

Bio - Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell
Cape Breton University
Evaluating the efficacy of iron binding chelation polymers for the inhibition of biofilm growth

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

Oral

Bio - Emily Evans

Emily Evans
Acadia University
Mixed mating and its ecological impact on an endangered plant

Poster

Bio - Adam Palayew

Adam Palayew
Mount Allison University
The use of ITS2 secondary structure to recognize diatom species

Past Student Award Winners