FMS GRaD Conference – Sept 16, 2022

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SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY GRAMSS AND THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

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Conference Info

FMS GRaD Conference 

Sept 16, 2022  9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pond Inlet, 全球电竞直播

This all-day event focuses on providing graduate students in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS) and beyond opportunities to talk about their research. The goal of FMS GRaD Conference is to celebrate the academic achievements of all students in the FMS, to develop a sense of community among the FMS graduate students, and to showcase the FMS research to 全球电竞直播 community.

 

Main participants and presenters:

  • Keynote speakers and guest speakers
  • Current graduate students registered in FMS
  • Incoming graduate students in FMS
  • Undergraduate students in research

Important update: We will be closing guest registration soon due to overwhelming interest in the conference and reaching venue capacity limits. We sincerely appreciate the interest for this event, and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Registration is FREE.

  • Guest registration will remain open until August 16, 2022, or until registration capacity is reached (120 participants)
  • Presenter registration closes Aug 1, 2022

You will receive a confirmation email and detailed event package via your submitted email address.

If you have any questions with regarding registration, please contact Noah X.  nx20gb@brocku.ca

Important dates:

Registration open from June 20 th to August 16 th , 2022  

Presenter Sign-up is closed on August 1 st , 2022

Oral and Poster Presentation abstract submission: August 5 th , 2022

Conference Date: September 16 th , 2022

Presenter guidelines:

Each oral presentation should be 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A period. The presentation should be accompanied by visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides, PDF slides). 

For Oral presentations,

All oral presenters are requested to: 

– Submit the final abstract by 11:59 p.m. on August 5th, 2022.

– Upload the visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides) to our SharePoint drive. Presenters will receive an email with instructions and the upload link closer to the conference date. PowerPoint slides or PDF file must be submitted via SharePoint by 3pm – September 15 th , 2022.

For Poster Presentations,

Each poster presenter will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions. Each poster session will be 60 minutes in length. There will be judges to assess each poster presentation if the presenter wishes to compete. The recommended measurement for posters is 3 ft by 4 ft. The poster presenters are also advised to prepare a 5 minute presentation introducing their poster to the judges and audience.

All poster presenters are requested to:

– Submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022

– Print the final poster before the morning of September 16th, 2022

– Presenters bring posters on the day of the event

Registration (Pond Inlet entrance) 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks 9:30 – 9:45 AM
Morning Keynote presentation 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Coffe Break 10:45 – 11:10 AM
Three Concurrent Oral Presentation Sessions 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: Pond Inlet
Topic: Molecular & Neurobiology
Time Presenter Title
11:15 Zoe Gagnon Investigating Postsynaptic Effects of Neuropeptides on Drosophila Muscle Cells
11:30 Ishan Herath Deep Proteome Analysis: Using a Pulsed Electric Field to Enhance Proteoform Resolution
11:45 Naomi Vos Sex Differences in Sympathetic Neuronal Discharge Patterns During Isometric Handgrip Exercise in Humans: A Study Proposal
12:00 Katrina Carbonara Sometimes faster can be better: further improving 2DE-based quantitative top-down proteomics
12:15 Georgina Gardner Rapid medium nutrient depletion to below the physiological range by cancer cells cultured in Plasmax
12:30 Alicia Piazza Brain cell regeneration at a snail’s pace: How does Vitamin A metabolite direct outgrowth?
Location: MC D404
Topic: Plant & Insect Biology
Time Presenter Title
11:15 Jerry Akanwari Nematodes as Biological Indicators of Soil Health
11:30 Albert Wu Kin recognition in an invasive perennial plant facilitates the success of subsequent generations
11:45 Nicholas Benton The Attempted Rearing of a Coquillettidia perturbans (Culicidae) Colony in a Controlled Laboratory Environment
12:00 Alysha Gullion Understanding the effect of in-row cover crop planting and its influence on invertebrate species
12:15
Location: MC D403
Topic: Animal Behaviour
Time Presenter Title
11:15 Jane Oleksiw The influence of home cage design and enrichment on personality in the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps).
11:30 Melanie Denommé Examining the assumption that interacting with barriers indicates a motivation to escape in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
11:45 Alex Popescu The contribution of changes in social antipredator behaviour in American crows to their success in urban areas
12:00 Lyllian Corbin Small males are the last to establish territories in the eastern carpenter bee
12:15 Alex Wilder Effects of elevated rearing temperatures and generational time in captivity on the larval survival and quality of two strains of Ontario hatchery Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Lunch break (Cairns Atrium) 12:45 – 2:00 PM
Poster Session (Pond Inlet) 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Four Concurrent Oral Presentation Sessions 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: Pond Inlet
Topic: Computer Sciences
Time Presenter Title
3:00 Dipanzan Islam Software Performance Analysis using Kernel Tracing
3:15 Mohaimin Ehsan Priority-Based Resource Allocation Model for Vehicular Fog Computing
3:30 Madeline Janecek Alignment of Multiple System-Level Traces for Anomaly Localization
3:45 Mohammed Adib Khan System Fault Prediction Through Change Detection In System Metrics
4:00 Mubashir Murshed Adaptive RL-based Decision for Efficient User-centric Virtual Cell Management and Handover in 5G Vehicular Networks
4:15 K M Nafiul Hassan Mobility-based Multi-layered Caching and Data distribution in Vehicular Fog Computing
Location: WH 203
Topic: Physical & Chemical Sciences
Time Presenter Title
3:00 Maneesha Wijesundara Synthesis of π extended phenoxyl radical
3:15 Gabriele Delle Monache Exploring the Cluster Chemistry of Pyridyl Alkoxide Ligands for the Discovery of 3d/4f Single Molecule Magnets
3:30 Zackery Watts Synthesis of Redox-Active Phenalenol-Substituted Ligands in Rare Spin-Crossover Conducting Complexes
3:45 Connor Wilson Vibrational Properties of High-Entropy Oxides
4:00
Location: WH 327
Topic: Cell Biology & Earth Sciences
Time Presenter Title
3:00 Jae Jung Investigating mechanisms of Proctolin on muscle contraction and intracellular calcium-regulating pathway in Drosophila muscle
3:15 Ricardo Alva Oxygen concentration differentially affects gene expression in distinct cancer cell lines
3:30 Marcelo Muniz Correa Phosphoinositide signalling: testing the friendship between lipid transporters and lipid kinases
3:45 Bao Le The patterns and contributions of DNA transposition to genetic polymorphism in humans
4:00 Michelle Pearce Investigating climate and landscape-driven influences on thermokarst lake carbon cycling in Old Crow Flats, Yukon
4:15 Thomas Henley Surface dust coverages on rock targets in Gale Crater, Mars: Influence of seasonal wind variability, topographic control, and proximity to eolian sand fields
Location: TH 243
Topic: Mathematical & Computer Sciences

 

Time Presenter Title
3:00 Pranjal Chakraborty Root Cause Analysis of Memory Issues in Enterprise Softwares
3:15 Liam McDevitt A Framework for Meta-heuristic Parameter Performance Prediction Using Fitness Landscape Analysis and Machine Learning
3:30 Nicholas Aksamit Cooperative Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization and Differential Evolution for Drug Design
3:45 Fatemeh Hasheminejad Heterogeneous Mixed Populations of Best-responders and Imitators In a Co-ordination Population: Equilibrium, Convergence and Stability
4:00 Madiha Mariam Ahmed Research on Deep Clustering for High-Dimensional Molecular Data using Transformers and Equivariant Neural Networks followed by Data Visualization - (Survey of Molecular Representations for Deep Clustering)
Coffee Break (Pond Inlet) 4:30 – 4:45 PM
Afternoon Keynote presentation (Pond Inlet) 4:45 PM
Trivia and Raffle Games (Pond Inlet) 5:45 PM
Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks (Pond Inlet) 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Special Sponsorship Awards:

Norgen Rising Star Awards – Generously sponsored by Norgen Bioteck ($500 + certificate)

ENTER HERE – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student
  • Must register in FMS GRaD conference
  • Application details will be sent to the Brock email address recorded in registration form when sign-up

Monetary Awards:

  • Oral presentation – First place ($200 + certificate)
  • Oral Presentation – Second Place ($100 + certificate)
  • Honourable Mention for Oral Presentation (gift + certificate)
  • Poster Presentation – first place ($200 + certificate)
  • Poster Presentation – Second Place ($100 + certificate)
  • Honourable Mention for Poster Presentation (gift + certificate)

 Honourary awards:

  • FMS Graduate Student leader award (certificate)
  • Student’s Choice – Staff award (certificate)
  • Student’s Choice – Faculty Mentor award (certificate)

 

General Guideline for Oral Presentation:

Each oral presentation should be 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A period (total = 15min). The presentation should be accompanied by visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides, PDF slides) 

All oral presenters are requested to: 

  – submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022.

  – upload the visuals (e.g. PowerPoint slides) to our SharePoint drive. Presenters will receive an email with instructions and the upload link closer to the conference date. 

 

General Format for Poster Presentations:

Each poster presenter will be assigned to one of the two poster sessions. Each poster session will be 60 minutes in length. There will be judges to assess each poster presentation if the presenter wishes to compete. 

All poster presenters are requested to:

   – submit the final abstract by 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2022

   – print the final poster before the morning of September 16th, 2022

More information to help you making a research porter from Brock Library – Link here

**** The recommended measurement for posters is 3 ft by 4 ft.

**** The poster presenters are also advised to prepare a 5 minute presentation introducing their poster to the judges and audience.

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To contact the FMS Conference team please email GRAMSS@brocku.ca