The gene-interaction networks of easy fitness landscapes

Since evolutionary fitness landscapes have been a recurrent theme on TheEGG, I want to return, yet again, to the question of finding local peaks in fitness landscapes. In particular, to the distinction between easy and hard fitness landscapes. Roughly, in easy landscapes, we can find local peaks quickly and in hard ones, we cannot. But this is very vague. To be a little more precise, I have to borrow the notion of orders of growth…

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Catherine Pelletier

Rôle sur l’équipe Beagle: Responsable des communicationsRole on the Beagle Team: Communication coordinatorCatherine est étudiante à la maîtrise à Concordia, dans le laboratoire du Pr Robert Weladji, et étudie l'impact des bruits sur le bien-être des animaux au Zoo de Granby. Elle s'occupe des réseaux sociaux du blog, surtout pour pouvoir regarder et partager des Memes (parce que qui n'aime pas ça?), ou des incroyables photos d'animaux et d'écosystèmes pour combler son amour des animaux et de…

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Anne-Sophie Caron

Rôle sur l’équipe Beagle: Coordonnatrice du contenuRole on the Beagle Team: Content CoordinatorAnne-Sophie est étudiante au doctorat à l’Université Concordia, dans le laboratoire d’Emma Despland. Si vous la connaissez un peu, vous savez qu’elle se passionne pour les insectes depuis longtemps! C’est pour cette raison (entres autres) qu’elle a choisi d’étudier l’impact des épidémies de livrée des forêts sur les écosystèmes forestiers. Même si elle passe beaucoup de temps à penser aux insectes et à…

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Got “sciart”?

Eleni Kanavas is the Acting Communications Specialist at CCRM. She has more than eight years of corporate communications experience working in the academic and health science fields. She graduated with an Honours BA in Journalism from the University of Toronto and an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. Eleni previously worked at Sunnybrook Research Institute and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. Science and tech-based art, or “sciart” for short, has changed the scientific…

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Backpack Essentials: On the open road

As the former conservation and engagement coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) BC Region, Travis Muir loved spending his working days outdoors, whether it was removing invasive species or speaking with local volunteers. But he realized that he always had a craving for adventure. With just a bike and the company of a few friends, Travis decided to fulfill this craving by taking a journey from Kelowna to Victoria, BC.

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Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics

The Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) is an initiative for Indigenous students designed to build capacity and literacy in genomics, bioinformatics, and Indigenous and decolonial bioethics. The SING program has been held in different locations each year and this year the University of Alberta is hosting the program. This not your typical summer workshop and affords the opportunity for participants to have hands-on classroom time, lab and field training in…

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The Five Pillars of a Healthy Environment for Cats

How to set your house up for your cat. Do you provide these five things that your cat needs?Photo: Sue McDonald/ShutterstockEvery morning at about the same time, my tortoiseshell cat Melina jumps on the bed with a chirrup and comes up to sniff my nose and ask to be petted. She purrs while I pet her on the head in the places where cats like to be petted, and a very short time later my…

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