Category: Talks

Webinar featuring the Zayed Lab’s Kathleen Dogantzis

By , March 8, 2022

York University’s Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, and the Packer Lab are hosting a monthly research series titled “Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks“.

Kathleen Dogantzis, PhD Researcher in the Zayed Lab, will be diving into her research and interpreting the results on May 25, 2022 @ 11am EST. To find out more about the series and to register for upcoming events, please go to

In addition to her research, Kathleen has also teamed up with Will Cuthbert, an art designer for a submission to the 2022 Winter Stations competition – And they won! Their installation is getting lots of attention, check out one article in Toronto Life. Congratulations Katie!

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!


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

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


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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:


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]


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


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


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]


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!



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