The goal of the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc)'s Speaker Series is to provide opportunities for BEEc associates and invited guests to learn from each other. While only open to BEEc associates, we often are able to record presentations for others to view - please see below for those recordings, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel to receive the most up-to-date notifications on new recordings!
We have been busy organizing the 2022/23 speaker series. At 11am Eastern Time, on the second or third Friday of every month, we will feature a different topic related to bees. These will be presented through a private Zoom meeting: please check your e-mail for the meeting link, which will be sent out to all Associates each month. Check out the line-up of speakers who will be joining us:
Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11am - Dr. Syed Abbas Bukhari presents "Systems biology of complex phenotypes"
Understanding the mechanistic relationship between genotype and phenotype (G2P) is a major challenge in biology. Recently genomics has helped resolve the G2P space by providing molecular insights into complex phenotypes. Since high throughput genomic assays sample thousands of genes and cells, characterization and ranking of G2P molecular space require sophisticated statistical and network-based approaches.
Here I have studied the molecular basis of behavioral phenotypes, e.g., territorial aggression and parental care, by considering within species (territorial aggression vs parental care) and across species comparisons. To gain insights into the molecular and cellular mechanisms, I have reconstructed the underlying gene regulatory networks (GRNs), associated GRNs dysregulations with environmental and genetic factors, and studied their evolution across species.
In Zayed’s lab, I am interested in how honeybees cope with environmental stress and finding stressor-specific biomarkers using systems biology and machine learning-based approaches.
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Rare Plants in Southern Ontario's Woodlands: Where Are They, What Limits Them and Who Pollinates Them?
with Dr. Jenny McCune, Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge - view the poster
Recommendations for Canada's First National Pollinator Strategy
with Dr. Rachel Napela, York University - view the poster
Bees, Math, & Collaborations
with Drs. Jane Heffernan and Amro Zayed, York University - view the poster
Summer 2021 - Beyond the Buzz: Examining Bees Through an Interdisciplinary Lens
Bees, People, Science & Others
- with Kathleen Law, Pollinator Partnership Canada, and Dr. Clement Kent, York University - view the poster