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Biology 2019 Award Winners

The 49th Science Atlantic Biology Conference 2019
March 8 to 10, 2019, at Crandall University.

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Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award​

Oral, First Place

Sarah Robertson

Acadia University

Docosahexaenoic Acid-Acylated Phloridzin, a Novel Compound Derived from Apple Phytochemicals and Fish Oil, Inhibits the Metabolic Activity and Proliferation of Colon Cancer Cells in vitro

Oral, Second Place

Sonya Radvan

Saint Mary’s University

Effects of inbreeding on fitness in the North Atlantic right whale

Oral, Third Place

Nicholas Zinck

Mount Saint Vincent University

The Roles of the BMP and WNT Signalling Pathways in Zebrafish Cartilage Development

Poster, First Place

Alison Gladwell

Dalhousie University

Acoustic monitoring of Leach’s Storm-petrels (Oceanodrama leucohora) as an index of nesting density

Poster, Second Place

Victoria Field

Cape Breton University

An Examination of the Impact of the Freshwater Mussel Elliptio complanata Has on Water Quality

Oral, Third Place

Rachel Corney

Saint Mary’s University

Extent of plasticity in the nuptial body coloration of the white ecotype of the Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association​



Caitlyn Zamora

Dalhousie University

Determination of genome size, chromosome number and chromosomal ploidy in Aponogeton madagascariensis (lace plant)



Bridget Biermann

Saint Mary’s University

Vegetation type affects nutrient concentrations in green roof runoff

Previous award winners

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