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February 2019

Are Bees Really Dying? Are we the cause or the solution?

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1X5
Richmond,V6X 1X5CA
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Dr. Leonard Foster is a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Proteomics, and recipient of the 2017 Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence. His research identifies disease resistance genes in bees and covers such topics as pathogen invasion, infection and the mapping of protein interactions. His objective is to reverse the decline of honeybee numbers and build genetic traits that make them more resistant to disease. Dr. Foster works with beekeepers, economists and biologists across North America and Europe to eradicate…

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March 2019

Genomics in an era of shifting ecological baselines

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
College of the Rockies, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7
Cranbrook,V1C 5L7CA
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Climate change is affecting British Columbia in many ways. In recent years we have seen intense fire activity and massive insect outbreaks. It is imperative that we document our current ecological baselines so that we can better recognize, manage, and respond to change. Dr. Dezene Huber’s research program has been using genomics to better understand the huge mountain pine beetle outbreak in the interior, and is applying the same tools the the burgeoning spruce beetle infestation. He has also started…

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