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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, at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Review the conference program and abstracts.

Biology Awards Descriptions

2024 Applied Aquatic Sciences Award Winners

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