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Biology students privy to state-of-the-art technology in cell culture

State-of-the-art equipment and technology are allowing biology undergraduates at Carleton to perform modern tissue culture techniques that are at the forefront Continue 

The transmission technology ticket

Imagine a radio that can set up its own communications network or solar panels co-operatively transmitting energy to a centralized power grid. Picture a bridge embedded with sensors that can forewarn of its own collapse, or a forest that can tell Continue 

Dancing complex Carleton research

Want to know what Maureen McKeague does for a living? There’s not much point in asking her. The chemistry PhD candidate’s area of research is so specific and complex, describing it to someone who hasn’t spent years learning about DNA is Continue 

Dragonflies, damselflies and moths – unlocking the mystery of aging?

Aging is an unavoidable fact of life and one which science hasn’t fully explained but ecology Prof. Tom Sherratt is hoping dragonflies, damselflies and Continue 

Researcher looks for energy answers

Growing our own fuel isn’t a new idea, but one Carleton professor is looking at ways to do it without affecting the world’s food supply while also helping to stimulate a flat-lined economy. Rather than diverting corn, soybeans and sugar Continue 

Top ecologists help Carleton celebrate Darwin’s legacy

Some say Charles Robert Darwin has had the greatest single impact on Western thought and culture since the mid-1700s. The 19th century British naturalist’s co-discovery of the evolution of species through natural selection revolutionized the Continue 

Research achievement

The Research Achievement Awards were established in 1989 to enhance the quality of research conducted at Carleton. Ten awards, valued at $15,000 each, are given each year to faculty members. Winners are selected by a committee chaired by the vice-president (research and international) and Continue 

New technology to identify proteins could lead to improvements in medical diagnoses

When Michel Dumontier and James Green speak about their latest project, their faces light up. If successful, the project could lead to groundbreaking Continue 

Faculty accomplishments

Biology professor co-authors chapter in new book on dragonflies and damselflies Professor Mark Forbes, the Canada Research Chair in ecological parasitology and wildlife conservation, has co-authored a chapter in a recently released book entitled Dragonflies and Damselflies: model organisms Continue 

Latest EDC teaching event “engages” faculty and instructors

Peter Watson, a professor in the Department of Physics (left), Carol Miles, the director of learning technologies and teaching support (centre), and biology professor Susan Aitken were all on hand for the latest Educational Development Centre Continue 

Biology professor Sue Bertram wins 2007 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Carleton University Assistant Professor of Biology, Sue Bertram (right), is the recipient of the 2007 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. The award is valued Continue 

$335,000 in new CFI funding for neuroscience and biology research

Acting Vice-President (Research and International) Kim Matheson welcomed the investment of $335,000 in funding on July 3, 2007 from the Canada Foundation for Continue 

A pox on your house

Parasites and their (in)tolerant hosts The unwanted houseguest–it is a host’s worst nightmare. Even if the unwelcome visitor is not terribly unpleasant, the host always pays in some way and in extreme cases, the relationship can become destructive. Either way, nobody likes a Continue 

Biology students host two major conferences this spring

A dedicated team of biology students is helping Carleton host two of the biggest regional science conferences this spring. Carleton will host the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) symposium this month and the Ontario Ecology and Ethology Continue 

“In today’s world, pollution is a big concern, but can plants help us to clean up contaminated land?”

Carleton University faculty and staff experts answer life’s perplexing questions. Susan Aitken, Assistant Professor of Biology, answers this Continue 

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