Posts tagged: Talks

Upcoming Seminars: Back to Cali & Treehouse!

By , February 3, 2015

Hi Folks,

two seminar next week, in California and Toronto,

1st: I am giving a seminar on bee genomics at the UC Davis’ Department of Entomology and Nematology , Feb 11.

2nd: I am giving a public talk on bees, as part of the Treehouse talks, Friday Feb 13th, 6:30 pm at the Toronto Reference Library.  Title is: Bees are the bee’s knees! [dancing is not optional]

Drop by and say hi!

Amro

The great canadian genome survey hits the road!

By , January 29, 2015

In Moncton New Brunswick! Drop by and see my talk on the great canadian genome survey at the Canadian Honey Council and Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists’ Research Symposium tomorrow.

Amro, 5'9", Moncton NB Snow Bank 5' 8"

Amro, 5’9″, Moncton NB Snow Bank 5′ 8″

Upcoming Zayedlab talks in Portland, Markham and Montreal

By , November 15, 2014

A few upcoming talks… come by and say Hi!

November 18th 2o14
Entomological Society of America, Portland, USA  Symposium on: Genetic and Behavioral Mechanisms of Social Complexity: Current Challenges and Future Horizons by Drs  Rehan and Hunt
11 am – Evolution of regulatory networks influencing social behaviour in honey bee workers
Amro Zayed

Nov. 20th, 2014
Ontario Beekeepers Association’s 2014 annual meeting – Markham, Ontario
2:30 pm – Next generation tools for diagnosing & reversing declining bee health
Amro Zayed

Dec. 4th 2014
Rendez-vous Génome Québec, Montreal: The Future of “omics’ Applications
time: TBD , Next generation tools for diagnosing & reversing declining bee health
Amro Zayed

Bee Conference @ YorkU Aug 29th 2014

By , August 23, 2014

Hello,
Happy to announce BeeCon3 – Southern Ontario Bee Researchers Symposium – to be held at York University On August 29th 2014.

Here is a link for the full program, BeeCon 2014 program

Program: 

Start
End
Speaker
Talk Title
9:309:45Welcome and coffee at TEL Building 0007
9:4510:00Nigel E. Raine*, Richard J. Gill, and Dara A. StanleyThe impacts of pesticides on bumblebees: from individual behaviour to colony function
10:0010:15Sheila R. Colla* and Victoria MacPhailConserving the buzz: Updates on a policy and ENGO approach to at-risk pollinator conservation
10:1510:30Nadejda Tsvetkov*, Keshna Sood, Harshillkumar Patel, Philip Maciukiewicz, and Amro ZayedPesticide effects on honeybee behaviour
10:3010:45Jen Albert*, Scott MacIvor, and Laurence PackerInbreeding in cavity-nesting megachilids
10:4511:00Laurence PackerBarcoding the bees of the world Ð Progress and prognosis
11:0011:30Coffee break
11:3011:45Scott MacIvorDetection probabilities of native and exotic bees in an urban landscape
11:4512:00Keshna Sood*, Nadejda Tsvetkov, and Amro ZayedThe impact of neonicotinoids on spatial learning and memory on Apis mellifera
12:0012:15Harshilkumar Patel*, Nadejda Tsvetkov, Keshna Sood, and Phillip MaciukiewiczEffects of neonicotinoids on social and innate immunity in the honeybee
12:1512:30Thomas M. OnuferkoResolving a conflict between molecular and morphological data: The systematic position of Coelioxoides
12:3014:00Lunch and an optional tour of the York bee collection (345 Lumbers Building)
14:0014:30Plenary speaker: Sophie CardinalEvolution of buzz pollination in bees
14:3014:45Miriam Richards*, Andreea Botezatu, Jess Vickruck, and Gary PickeringDo eastern carpenter bees use cuticular hydrocarbons to recognize nest-mates?
14:4515:00Amro ZayedWhat can population genomics tell us about the evolution of sociality in insects?
15:0015:30Coffee break
15:3015:45David AwdeForaging and vitellogenin gene expression patterns in eusocial sweat bees using qRT-PCR
15:4516:00Lior Krimus*, Phillip Maciukiewicz, Vijay Sandhu, Brock A. Harpur, and Amro ZayedThe Canadian Honey Bee Genome Survey
16:0016:15James PostlethwaiteBiogeography of Chilean bees in the Atacama Desert: with a focus on the boundary between summer and winter rainfall regions
16:1516:30Vern LewisExtended parental care in a twig nesting carpenter bee
16:3016:45Brock A. Harpur* and Amro ZayedBottom-up identification of convergent evolution in Apis mellifera
16:4517:00Spencer K. MoncktonChilicola (Heteroediscelis): A revised group of Chilean bees
17:0017:15Sandra RehanHistorical biogeography predicts social complexity in the small carpenter bees

Zayed lab talks @ IUSSI2014

By , July 8, 2014

Just as the FIFA world cup winds down, the world cup of social insects starts in Cairns, Australia! The International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) holds an international congress every 4 years. If you happen to be in Cairns – or if you want a good excuse to visit Cairns …. other than the barrier reef, tropical weather, rainforest, nice folks…. come check out the IUSSI Congress from the 13th to the 18th of July.

Lab members are on 5 presentations, including:

OR166

Molecular evolution of the honeybee brain transcription regulatory network. Daria Molodtsova, Amro Zayed, Tuesday, Meeting Room 4, 11:30 am
[I’ll probably give that talk as Daria can’t make it]

OR222

Population genomics of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Brock Harpur, Clement Kent, Amro Zayed, Wednesday, Meeting Room 2, 11:00 am

OR282

Population genomic approaches for studying the evolution of sociality. Amro Zayed, Thursday, meeting room 3, 10:45 am

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: Seeking selection for sociality. Clement Kent, Amro Zayed, Karl Glastad, Karen Kapheim, Friday, Meeting Room 4, 11:00 am [Former postdoc Dr. Clement Kent will be talking about a Robinson/Kapheim/Goodisman/Zayed lab collaboration]

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SNP identification of Africanized honeybees. Nadine C Chapman, Julie Lim, Amro Zayed, Tom E Rinderer, Ben P Oldroyd, Friday, Meeting Room 3, 14:15 [Nadine is woking with Dr. Oldroyd, and will be presenting on an Oldroyd/Zayed lab collaboration]

hope to c ya in Cairns!

Amro

 

Upcoming talks…

By , May 23, 2014

If you are in Montreal next week, check out Brock Harpur’s talk on balancing selection in the bee genome, Monday 26 @ the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution‘s Genome To Biomes conference.

Webcast of Public RCI Lecture

By , February 26, 2014

Here is the link for the webcast of my public lecture on honey bee genomics and behaviour, delivered 2 weeks ago as part of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science’s public lecture series.

More winter talks!

By , January 2, 2014

One more…

Seminar @ Gordon Research Conferences: Genes & Behavior, Galveston TX, Feb. 9-14, 2014 

Public Lecture @ Royal Canadian Institute for the advancement of science, Toronto, ON, Feb. 16 2014

Departmental Seminar @ Brock University’s Department of Biological Sciences, March 14th, 2014.

Upcoming talks, Winter 2013

By , November 5, 2013

Drop by and say Hi!

Departmental Seminar  @ Iowa State University, Dept. Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Dec 5th 2013

Seminar @ Gordon Research Conferences: Genes & Behavior, Galveston TX, Feb. 9-14, 2014 

Public Lecture @ Royal Canadian Institute for the advancement of science, Toronto, ON, Feb. 16 2014

Amro

Meet the lab @ OE3C

By , May 10, 2012

If you also happen to be in Toronto this weekend, drive down to Hamilton to check out Brock Harpur and Dr. Clement Kent talk about our research at the Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium (OE3C), hosed by McMaster University.