Aimee van Wynsberghe’s journey to Bonn runs through Western and CSTAR.
The gorse spider mite has provided a Western research team with the genomic framework for new bio-nanomaterials based on its silk.
This was a year of quirky critter news in international headlines, from ancient beavers to murder hornets.
Four Western faculty have been named to the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, reflecting influential work in their chosen fields.
Step into professor emeritus Brock Fenton’s bat cave as the chiropterologist takes a flight of fancy during his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing professor Cheryl Forchuk and Biology professor Jeremy McNeil have been awarded the 2020 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
Discover plenty of conversation topics to fill any dead air during family Zoom time when Department of Biology Chair Mark A. Bernards takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
A new study from Western identifies a specific gene in fruit flies that drives female mate acceptance and rejection – a vital discovery for understanding how all species, including humans, survive and thrive on Earth.
Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
‘Murder hornets’ have entered the North American landscape and lexicon with horror-film imagery.
Using machine learning, a team of Western computer scientists and biologists have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 DNA sequences.
In order to make full use of our knowledge resources, we need researchers from all disciplines to engage with the policy-making process.
“We were aware there was beginning to be a need – people didn’t have any. Hand sanitizer is made with high-proof alcohol. We thought, ‘Let’s see what we can do. We have a building full of alcohol – let’s do a little bit.’”
A volunteer group of Western students has set up a grocery shop-and-delivery service for Londoners who have self-quarantined or are at high risk of COVID-19 infection.
Biology professor Bryan Neff will be – ahem – fishing for answers with his latest project exploring the health of Canada’s 200-plus freshwater fish species in the face of increasing (mostly human-made) challenges.
Confirmation of a trans-Atlantic crossing by a highly endangered marine animal signals the need for “an international mindset” when seeking ways to conserve the basking shark – named among the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic.
Microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans may be the key to saving honey bee colonies from collapse, according to a novel discovery by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers.
From writing to Icelandic soul, to embracing obscure ‘Ologies,’ Biology PhD candidate Jacqueline Lebenzon is certain to offer up all her selections in the form of a question when she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Paul Mensink would love nothing more than to take his class to the dump. Or anywhere, really, that could augment their learning about environmental sciences.