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Biology and Applied Aquatic Sciences Joint Conference

2024 Biology Award Winners

The 2024 Biology and Applied Aquatic Sciences (BAAS) joint conference was held March 8 to 10. It was co-hosted By Saint Mary’s University and Dalhousie University, and held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Biology Awards Descriptions

2024 Applied Aquatic Sciences Award Winners

BAAS 2024 Flickr Album

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

First Place - Oral

Christelinda Laureijs

Christelinda Laureijs

Mount Allison University

Examining the relationship between insulin and neuronal activity in the rat dorsomedial hypothalamus

First Place - Poster

Mia Simmons

Mia Simmons

Saint Mary's University

Does the Symbiotic Sulfate Transporter (SST1) Actually Transport Sulfate?

Science Atlantic Science Communication Award

Oral

Maggie Kelly

Maggie Kelly

Saint Mary's University

The influence of novel mates and competitors on the courtship and aggression behaviour of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes)

Poster

Alexander Hack-Polay

Alexander Hack-Polay

Mount Allison University

Investigating the Biological Activity of Organic Compounds Containing a Novel Michael Acceptor Functional Group

People's Choice Award

Oral

Samuel Sequeira

Samuel Sequeira

Saint Mary's University

Chironomus dilutus larvae exposure to treated vs untreated wcontaminated wetland sediment

Poster

Marcus Gauthier

Marcus Gauthier

University of Prince Edward Island

Exploring the Space of Colour Changes in Jamaican Click Beetle Luciferase

The Canadian Botanical Association Botany Award

Oral

Kate Pennyfather

Kate Pennyfather

Dalhousie University

Evolution of genome size and repetitive DNA in Lobelia cardinalis

Poster

Alyssa Babb

Alyssa Babb

Mount Saint Vincent University

Effects of temperature and water on canola during critical stages of plant growth

Previous Award Winners

Biology 2023 Award Winners

The 2023 Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference was held March 3 through 5, at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John

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Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

Oral Presentation

 

Mia Lauzon

Acadia University

Impacts of pathogen infection on the winter behaviour and physiology of the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis   

Poster Presentation

 

Jack Nason

University of New Brunswick, Saint John

An Assessment of Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Spawning Success in Fundy National Park 

Science Atlantic Science Communication Award

Oral Presentation

 

Max Spiess

St. Francis Xavier University

The Acquisition of Symbiotic Green Algae in the Egg Masses of the Spotted Salamander  

Poster Presentation

 

Makayla Butorac

St. Francis Xavier University

Body and Tentacle Movement Patterns of Lymnaea stagnalis in Different Environmental Conditions

Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association​

Oral Presentation

 

Ben Caron

University of Prince Edward Island

The Temporal and Physiological Dynamics of the Heterophyllous Transition in Myriophyllum aquaticum 

Poster Presentation

 

Courtney Strugnell

Mount Saint Vincent University

Does methane regulate growth and physiological processes of heat-stressed canola plants?

People's Choice Award

Oral Presentation

 

Taryn Muldoon

Acadia University

A spatiotemporal analysis of the causative agent of white-nose syndrome and intestinal macroparasites based on DNA from Nova Scotia bat guano 

Poster Presentation

 

Makatendeka Biton

Saint Mary's University

Developing a Localized Surface Plasmon Aptasensor For The Early Detection of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Previous Award Winners