Patrick von Aderkas, PhD, Department of Biology, UVic
Friday, Jan. 10: 12:30 to 1:45 pm
Patrick von Aderkas was raised in London, Ontario. He received his botany degrees from the University of Guelph (BSc) and the University of Manchester (PhD). His doctoral thesis was on fern reproduction. Afterwards, he post-doc’ed at the National Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Forestry Service. For the past 30 years, he has been working in the Centre for Forest Biology in the Department of Biology. Patrick has trained a dozen PhD students and three Masters students. He was Chair of the Department of Biology, as well as Director of the Genome BC/University of Victoria Proteomics Centre. He has served on various scientific societies, as well as a number of scientific journals. He has authored over 150 scientific articles and three books. Patrick’s recent interests are focused on the evolution of gymnosperm reproductive mechanisms, including those involved in wind and insect pollination, as well as fertilization.
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