Curriculum Vitae - Andrew Stanton French

Updated: February 6, 2017

1. Address7. Memberships13. Editorial
2. Personal8. Teaching14. Scientific meetings
3. Education9. Trainees15. Other national and international activities
4. Degrees10. External Ph.D. Theses16. Departmental Administration
5. Honors11. Research grants17. University and Faculty Committees
6. Employment12. Research committees18. Invited Presentations

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1. Address

 Department of Physiology and Biophysics
 Dalhousie University
 PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia
 B3H 4R2, Canada
 Office: 902-494-1302
 Web: http://asf-pht.medicine.dal.ca
 

2. Personal

 Born: Holbeton, Devon, UK
 Canadian and British Citizen

3. Education

 1954-61 High School: The Coopers' Company's School, London, England
 1961-65Undergraduate: The University of Salford, Lancashire, England
 1965-68Graduate: The University of Essex, England
 1968-70Post-Doctoral: The University of Alberta, Canada

4. Degrees

 1965 Graduate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry
 1966M.Sc. in Chemical Kinetics, University of Essex
 1968Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Essex
 1993Dosentti in Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland

5. Honors

 16th Sarrazin Lecturer of the Canadian Physiological Society, January 1993
 Award for Recognition of 25 Years Continuous Support, Medical Research Council of Canada, 1996
 Filosofian tohtori honoris causa (Honorary doctoral degree in Natural Sciences), University of Oulu, Finland, May 2009

6. Employment

 1970-75   Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Alberta
 1975-82Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Alberta
 1976-77Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
 1982-96Professor of Physiology, University of Alberta
 1995-00Professor and Head of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University
 1999-Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
 2000-Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University

7. Memberships

 Canadian Physiological SocietyTreasurer 1982-85
  Nominating Committee 1987
  Vice-President 1988-89
  President 1989-90
  Past-President 1990-91
  Chair, Nominating Committee 1990-91
 Canadian Association for NeuroscienceMember
 Society for NeuroscienceMember
 International Society for NeuroethologyMember

8. Teaching

Undergraduate lecture and laboratory classes to students in:
Medicine, Dentistry, Science, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Nursing.
Subjects taught:
Membrane biophysics, Peripheral nerve and muscle, Central nervous system, Special senses, Autonomic nervous system, Respiration, Renal system.
Dalhousie Medical School Case-Oriented Problem-Solving Program:
Case writing in neuroscience for 1st year medical students
Lectures and laboratories in neuroscience for 1st year medical students
Tutoring in genetics, embryology and reproduction for 1st year medical students
On-line module creation in neuroscience for 2nd year medical students
Lectures in neuroscience for 2nd year medical students
Tutoring in neuroscience for 2nd year medical students
Tutoring in clinical pharmacology for 4th year medical students
Graduate courses in the following subjects:
Membrane biophysics, Cell biology, Central nervous system, Special senses, Linear and nonlinear systems analysis, Sensory transduction, Neural coding, Electronics and computing in physiology

9. Trainees (with current positions if known)

 1972-1976 Ralph A. DiCaprio (Ph.D.)Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences, Ohio University
 1981-1984Janice E. Kuster (Postdoctoral)
 1981-1985Robert E. Watts (M.Sc.)
 1984-1990Arturo E.C. Pece (Ph.D.)Assistant Research Professor, Datalogisk Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
 1985-1989Lisa L. Stockbridge (Postdoctoral)Program Manager, FDA, Washington
 1988-1991Marek Duszyk (Postdoctoral)Associate Professor, University of Alberta
 1989-1990Ti-Dao Tsai (Postdoctoral)Research Scientist, Pharmacia
 1990-1992Malgorzata Wilk-Blaszczak (Postdoctoral)Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
 1991-1994Päivi H. Torkkeli (Ph.D.)Professor, Dalhousie University
 1991-1992Baoguo G. Zhang (Postdoctoral)
 1992-1993Susan K. Patrick (Research Assistant)
 1992-1997Melisa W.Y. Ho (Ph.D.)Research Scientist, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA
 1993-1996Mikko I. Juusola (Postdoctoral)Professor, University of Sheffield, UK
 1993-1996Gillian Ridge (Postdoctoral)Teacher, UK
 1998-2001Shin-Ichi Sekizawa (Postdoctoral)Assistant Professor, University of California Davis
 1998-2002Ulli Höger (Postdoctoral)Assistant Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
 1999-2001Elizabeth A. Cowley (Postdoctoral)Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
 2000-2004Alexandre Widmer (Ph.D.)Postdoctoral, University of Vienna
 2002-2003Ewald Gingl (Postdoctoral)Research Scientist, Novartis, Vienna
 2005-2006Izabela Panek (Postdoctoral)Research Associate, Dalhousie University
 2005-2006Russell Wyeth (Postdoctoral)Assistant Professor, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
 2006-2011Keram Pfeiffer (Postdoctoral)Assistant Professor, Marburg, Germany
 2006-2010Julia Schuckel (Ph.D.)Postdoctoral, University of Lund, Sweden
 2011Joscha Schmitz (Exchange Graduate Student)Universität Köln, Germany
 2011-2012Jenai Lowe (Honors Undergraduate Student)Dental School, Trinidad and Tobago
 2011-Irina Ignatova (Ph.D.)University of Oulu, Finland
 2013-2015Vaishnavi Sukumar (M.Sc.)Project Associate, Indian Institute of Technology
 2014-Hongxia Liu (Postdoctoral)

10. External Ph.D. Thesis examinations and reviews

 1987 N. Nation, Division of Medical Physiology, University of Calgary, Alberta
 1990K. Yasukawa, School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie University, Australia
 1990S.E. Gabriel, Department of Biochemistry, University of Saskatchewan
 1993M. Juusola, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland
 1996M. Laine, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland
 2001Han Chunlei, Department of Physical Sciences, Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland
 2008Kyösti Heimonen, Department of Physical Sciences, Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland
 2011Uwe Friederich, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

11. Research grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (formerly Medical Research Council of Canada):

1972-2009, 2010-2015
Current grant: "Mechanotransduction and sensory information coding", 2010-2015, $135,558 per annum

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR):

 1980-1984  Post-doctoral Fellowship
 1981Major Equipment Award $46,170
 1981-1984Graduate Studentship
 1982Major Equipment Award $19,819
 1986-1989Post-doctoral Fellowship
 1986-1989Graduate Studentship
 1988-1991Post-Doctoral Fellowship
 1992-1995Graduate Studentship
 1993Visiting Scientist to Alberta Award, $6,400
 1993Major Equipment Award, $59,000

University of Alberta Central Research Fund:

 1985-86  "Mechanically Activated Single Ion Channels", $4,500

MSI Foundation:

 1989-1990  "Ion Channel Behavior in Cystic Fibrosis", $32,000 per annum

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF):

 1989-1998  "Ion Channels in Normal and Cystic Fibrosis Airway Epithelia", $53,000 per annum
 1992-1996  Graduate Studentship

Paulo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland:

 1993  Stipendiate $3,000

NATO:

 1995-1997  Collaborative grant, $8,500
 1997-2000  Collaborative grant, $11,100

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF):

 1995  "Patch clamp set-up", $16,000
 1996  "Burleigh LSS-1000 System", $6,000
 1997  "Patch clamp amplifier", $8,000

Nova Scotia Lung Association:

 1999-2000  "Interactions between airway surface fluid and epithelial transport in normal and CF airways", $5,000

Whitaker Foundation:

 1999-2002  "Establishment of a new Institute for Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University" (PI: Dr. J.M. Lee), $1,200,000

Sigrid Jusélius Foundation:

 2011-2012  "Senior Visiting Researcher, University of Oulu", €60,000

12. Research grant committees, site visits and reviews

Date    CommitteeAgency
1981        Chair, Site Visit, Division of Neuroscience, University of CalgaryAlberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
1981Site Visit, Faculty of Physical Education, University of CalgaryAlberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
1986Grants Committee, Major Computing FacilitiesMedical Research, Council
1987-92Grants Committee, Neuroregulatory MechanismsMedical Research Council
1987-90Grants Committee, Post-Doctoral FellowshipsAlberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
1989-90Study Section on Nonlinear Mechanisms in NeuroscienceNational Institute for Mental Health (USA)
1989Site Visit, Center for Complex Systems, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FloridaNational Institute for Mental Health (USA)
1989-90Special Study Section and Site Visit, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CaliforniaNational Institute of Research Resources (NIH, USA)
1989Special Study Section on Nonlinear Methods in Psychobiology and BehaviorNational Institutes of Health (USA)
1990Site Visit, Department of Anatomy, University of CalgaryNetworks of Centres of Excellence Program
1990-92Grants Committee, Major Equipment Grants CommitteeAlberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
1991-94Research Grants CommitteeCanadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1992-93Chair, Major Equipment Grants CommitteeAlberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
1992-96Resource Advisory Committee, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern CaliforniaNational Institute of Research Resources (NIH)
1995-98Grants CommitteeRick Hansen, Man in Motion Foundation
1995-98Chair, Neuroscience "B" Grants CommitteeMedical Research Council
1996-00Chair, Resource Advisory Committee, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern CaliforniaNational Institute of Research Resources (NIH)
1999External Reviewer, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto 
1999Chair, Expert Review Panel, Consortium for Medical Image Science and TechnologyNetworks of Centers of Excellence Program
2000Chair, Biomedical Engineering Grants CommitteeCanadian Foundation for Innovation
2000-College of ReviewersCanada Research Chairs Program
2002-05Groups Review CommitteeCanadian Institutes of Health Research
2002-College of ReviewersCanadian Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Program
2005-07Chair, Research Resources CommitteeCanadian Institutes of Health Research
2015Dementia Chair CommitteeResearch Manitoba

13. Editorial

 1977-  Editorial Board, Biological Cybernetics
 1980-83Board of Reviewers, Journal of Electrophysiological Techniques
 1996-Advisory Board, Journal of Comparative Physiology "A"

14. Scientific meetings

 1980 Chair, Organizing Committee, Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting, Banff, Alberta
 1982Program Committee, Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
 1984Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Federation of Biological Societies, Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
 1984Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Sainte Adèle, Quebec
 1985Invited Participant, Workshop on Biomedical Applications of Identification, IFAC Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Estimation, York, England
 1986Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Vernon, British Columbia
 1986Chair, Symposium on Control Systems in Physiology, International, Union of Physiological Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia
 1988Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
 1989Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia
 1990Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Beaupré, Quebec
 1991Chair, Scientific Session, Society for Experimental Biology, Annual Meeting, Birmingham, England
 1992Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Kimberley, British Columbia
 1992Organizing Committee, 21st. International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Jasper, Alberta
 1994Chair, Organizing Committee, Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting, Lake Louise, Alberta
 1999Organizing Committee, Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
 2000Chair, Scientific Session: Nonlinear Modeling of Physiological Systems, Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting, Seattle, USA
 2004Chair, Scientific Session, Canadian Physiological Society, Winter Meeting, Vernon, British Columbia

15. Other national and international activities

 1976    Invited Participant, National Science Foundation (USA) Workshops on Computing Requirements in Neuroscience
 1989Canadian Delegate, Council of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
 1989Board of Directors, Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
 1989-93Secretary, Canadian National Committee to the International Union of Physiological Sciences
 1990-91Member, Committee for International Science and Technology Associations, National Research Council of Canada
 1993Canadian Delegate, Council of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
 1997Invited participant, Medical Research Council Atlantic Regional Retreat
 1999Invited participant, MRC-CIHR Discussion Session, Toronto, Ontario
 1999Invited participant, Canadian Membrane Consortium Workshop, Banff Alberta

16. Departmental Administration

University of Alberta:

 1970-72 Representative to the Faculty of Pharmacy
 1970-91Representative to the Faculty of Science
 1970-72Physiology 361 Course Organizer
 1972-81Physiology 410 Course Organizer
 1979-82Graduate Program Organizer
 1979-83Representative to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 1982-88Honors Program Organizer
 1976-94Undergraduate Teaching Scheduling (7 courses)
 1986-94Recruitment Committee
 1987-91Physiology 310 Course Organizer
 1990-92Neuroscience Graduate Program Coordinator
 1991-92Representative to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
 1992-94Neuroscience Graduate Program Committee

Dalhousie University:

 1995-00 Head, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
 1995-00Chair, Department Academic Planning Committee
 1995-96Chair, Department Search and Selection Committee
 1997-98Chair, Department Search and Selection Committee
 1999-00Chair, Department Search and Selection Committee
 2004-09Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Biomedical Engineering

17. University and Faculty Committees

University of Alberta:

 1972-73Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine Student Evaluation Board
 1973     Review Committee, Chair of Physiology
 1973-75University of Alberta Research Committee
 1973-74University and City of Edmonton Research Committee
 1976Review Committee, Chair of Secondary Education
 1978Review Committee, Chair of Physiology
 1979Review Committee, Chair of Surgery
 1980-81Tenure Committee, Occupational Therapy
 1982Tenure Committee, Physiology
 1983-84Review Committee, Chair of Physiology
 1983-86University Academic Development Committee
 1984Review Committee, Ph.D. Program in Marketing
 1984-85Committee for the Quinquennial Review of Quota Faculties
 1984-85Search and Selection Committee, Chair of Physiology
 1984-86University Facilities Development Committee
 1985-86ADC/PPC Joint Sub-Committee on the University Budget
 1985-86Search and Selection Committee, Chair of Surgery
 1985-88GFC Panel for Review/Selection Committees
 1986Search and Selection Committee, Director of the Centre for Research in Theoretical Psychology
 1987Search and Selection Committee, Chair of Speech Pathology and Audiology
 1987-89Search and Selection Committee, Chair of Computing Science
 1987-88University Planning and Priorities Committee
 1987-88University Academic Development Committee
 1987-94Graduate Program Committee, Division of Neuroscience
 1988Search and Selection Committee, Chair of Clothing and Textiles
 1990Review Committee, Chair of Physiology
 1992-93Sub-Committee for Honors and Specialization in Cell Biology Program
 1993Review Committee, Director of the Division of Neuroscience
 1994General Appeals Committee

Dalhousie University:

 1995-96Faculty of Medicine Finance Committee
 1995-00Faculty of Medicine Advisory Committee
 1996-98Chair, Faculty of Medicine Space Committee
 1998-00Faculty of Medicine Finance Committee
 1999-00Dalhousie Medical School Information System Steering Committee
 1999-00School of Biomedical Engineering Appointments Committee
 2000Faculty of Medicine Budget Subcommittee
 2000-01Scientific Advisory Committee, Dalhousie University Brain Repair Center Project
 2002-04School of Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program Committee
 2002-04School of Biomedical Engineering Appointments Committee
 2003-06Faculty of Medicine Tenure and Promotion Committee
 2004-09Faculty of Engineering graduate Committee
 20009-14Faculty of Medicine, Medical Neuroscience Unit, Physiology/Pharmacology Component Head

18. Invited Presentations

1.1971"Spectral analysis of information transfer through single units", 4th Winter Conference on Brain Research, Aspen, Colorado
2.1972"Some problems in the transmission of information by neuronal spike trains", Joint meeting of the American Statistical Association and the Biometric Society, Montreal
3.1974"The analysis of information coding by neuronal spike trains", 8th International Biometric Conference, Constanta, Romania
4.1975"Electrical coupling in early Xenopus embryos", Department of Physiology, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia
5.1975"A sampling algorithm for bandwidth limitation of action potential trains", Workshop on Computer Technology in Neurobiology, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Viginia
6.1975"A software package for spectral analysis of neurophysiological data", Workshop on Computer Technology in Neurobiology, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, West Virginia
7.1975"Measuring the Wiener kernels of a nonlinear system by use of the fast Fourier transform and Walsh functions", 1st Symposium on Testing and Identification of Nonlinear Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
8.1976"Patterns of electrical coupling in early amphibian embryos", Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, California
9.1977"Analysis of mechanotransduction in the cockroach trochanteral hair plate", Department of Neurobiology, Australian National University, Canberra
10.1977"Linear analysis of phototransduction in the fly compound eye", Anatomisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
11.1977"White noise analysis of phototransduction in the fly compound eye", Max-Planck-Institut für Biologisches Kybernetik, Tübingen, Germany
12.1977"The frequency domain approach to nonlinear analysis of neural coding", Workshop on Quantitative Analysis in Neuroscience, 7th Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience, Anaheim, California
13.1978"Structure and function of trochanteral hair plate sensilla in the cockroach", Department of Entomology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
14.1979"Electrical coupling between cells in the early Xenopus embryo", Department of Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15.1979"Sensory transduction in some insect mechanoreceptors", Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16.1980"Some aspects of transduction in two insect mechanoreceptors", Department of Neurobiology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
17.1981"Linear and nonlinear analysis of mechanotransduction mechanisms", Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal
18.1981"Sensory transduction in insect mechanoreceptors", Department of Zoology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
19.1981"Sensory transduction in the cockroach tactile spine", Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
20.1982"Linear and nonlinear frequency domain analysis of sensory transduction in an insect mechanoreceptor", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii
21.1982"Sensory transduction in some insect mechanoreceptors", Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, England
22.1983"Sensory transduction and adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor", Biological Discussion Group, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
23.1986"Applications of frequency response techniques to sensory transduction", Advanced Short Course on Physiological System Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
24.1986"Mechanisms of rapid sensory adaptation", International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Kona, Hawaii
25.1986"Interactions between single photons in locust photoreceptors", International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Kona, Hawaii
26.1986"Frequency domain approaches to sensory transduction and sensory adaptation", XXXth Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia
27.1987"Applications of Volterra-Wiener methods to sensory transduction in an insect mechanoreceptor neuron", 2nd Workshop on Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
28.1988"Mechanisms of rapid action potential adaptation in an insect sensory neuron", Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
29.1988"Nonlinear analysis of sensory transduction and encoding", 3rd Workshop on Advanced Methods of Physiological Systems Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
30.1988"Mechanically-activated ion channels", International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, San Diego, California
31.1988"Ion channels in non-excitable human tissues", Neuroscience Group, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
32.1988"Ion channel kinetics: How did we get into this state?", Division of Neuroscience,University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
33.1990"Transduction and adaptation in an insect sensory neuron", Department of Physiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
34.1990"Volterra-Wiener analysis of sensory systems", 5th Short Course on Nonlinear Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
35.1990"Nonlinear interactions between photons in the locust eye", 4th Workshop on Nonlinear Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
36.1990"Ion channels and fluxes in airway epithelial cells", Department of Physiology, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
37.1990"Nonlinear models of photon interactions during transduction", 9th International Congress of Eye Research, Helsinki, Finland
38.1990"Ion channels and movements in normal and cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells", Merck-Frosst Canada, Inc., Montreal, Quebec
39.1990"Physiology of the human airway epithelium", Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
40.1990"Physiology and morphology of the cockroach tactile spine neuron", International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Koloa, Hawaii
41.1990"Chloride and sodium channels in human airway epithelia", International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Koloa, Hawaii
42.1990"Analysis of a nonlinear cascade model for sensory encoding by modification of ion channels", 12th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
43.1990"Ion channels and currents in human airway epithelial cells", Department of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
44.1990"Chloride and sodium channels in airway epithelial cells", Heritage Days Workshop on Epithelial Cell Function in Health and Disease, University of Alberta
45.1991"Transduction and adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor", Department of Entomology, University of Alberta
46.1991"Rapid adaptation in the cockroach tactile spine", Symposium on Mechano-transduction, Society for Experimental Biology, Birmingham, England
47.1991"Sensory transduction and adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor", Biologisches Kolloquium, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
48.1991"Mechanisms of rapid sensory adaptation in the cockroach tactile spine neuron", Kolloquiumsreihe des Sonderforschungsbereiches, J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
49.1991"Transduction and rapid adaptation in a mechanoreceptor", Division of Neuroscience seminar, University of Alberta
50.1991"A nonlinear model of action potential encoding in a rapidly adapting sensory neuron", 13th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, Florida
51.1992"The dynamic properties of an insect mechanoreceptor", Institute for Sensory Research, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
52.1992"The morphology of the sensory neuron in the cockroach tactile spine", 21st International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Jasper, Alberta
53.1992"Nonlinear analysis of signal transmission by photoreceptors and large monopolar neurons in the fly retina", 5th Workshop on Nonlinear Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Biomedical Simulations Resource, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
54.1992"Ion channels in human airway epithelia", Aktuelle Themen der Neurobiologie, Fachbereich Biologie, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
55.1992"Ionic mechanisms underlying action potential encoding in an insect mechanoreceptor", Biologisches Kolloquium, Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
56.1992"The ionic basis of sensory adaptation in the cockroach tactile spine neuron", Kolloquiumsreihe des Sonderforschungsbereiches, J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
57.1992"Ionic channels in normal and cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells", Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
58.1993"The ionic basis of rapid sensory adaptation in a mechanosensory neuron", Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec
59.1993"The cockroach tactile spine", The Sarrazin Lecture, Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
60.1993"Ion channels responsible for transduction and adaptation in mechanoreceptors" NATO Advanced Research Workshop on The Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing, Wye College, Kent, UK
61.1993"Mechanotransduction and adaptation in the cockroach tactile spine", Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
62.1993"Mechanisms of rapid adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor", Physiological Society of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
63.1993"The ionic mechanisms of rapid adaptation in a mechanosensory neuron", XXXIInd Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland
64.1994"Mechanisms of mechanotransduction and sensory encoding". Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
65.1994"Mechanisms of sensory transduction in two types of mechanoreceptors", Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
66.1994"Transduction and adaptation in two arthropod mechanoreceptors", Department of Zoology, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
67.1995"Transduction and adaptation in two arthropod mechanoreceptors", Zoological Institute, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
68.1995"Sodium channel distribution in an arthropod mechanosensory organ", 24th International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Cozumel, Mexico
69.1995"Sensory transduction and adaptation in two mechanoreceptors", Neurosciences Seminar Series, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
70.1996"Some nonlinear properties of insect photoreceptors", Institute for Neuroscience Seminar Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
71.1996"Membrane ion channels: permeation and gating", Advanced Course in Mechanisms of Cell Signalling, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland
72.1996"Mechanotransduction", Seminar Series, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland
73.1997"The information capacity of sensory transduction and action potential encoding in a spider mechanoreceptor", 25th International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, San Juan, Puerto Rico
74.1997"Methods in Neurobiology - Signal analysis and modeling", Advanced Course in Neurobiology, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland
75.1997"Methods in Neurobiology - Ion channels, receptors and transporters", Advanced Course in Neurobiology, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, Finland
76.1997"Single electrode voltage clamp recording from mechanoreceptor neurons", Symposium on Microelectrode Recording Techniques: Basic to Advanced, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
77.1998"Information transmission in an insect mechanoreceptor", 26th International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Molokai, Hawaii
78.1998"Mechanotransduction mechanisms", Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario
79.1998"Nonlinear analysis of a spider mechanoreceptor using principal dynamic modes", 14th Annual BMSR Workshop on Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Los Angeles, CA
80.1999"Transduction and adaptation in mechanosensory neurons", Division of Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
81.1999"Mechanoreceptors: A touching story", Bishop's University, Quebec
82.2000"Temperature sensitivity of transduction and action potential conduction in a spider mechanoreceptor", 28th International Chemosensory Workshop on insects, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
83.2000"Nonlinear models of action potential firing in paired mechanoreceptor neurons", Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, October 12, 2000
84.2000"Fundamental processes in mechanotransduction", Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, November 17, 2000
85.2000"Advanced short course in linear and nonlinear systems analysis", Department of Physical Sciences, Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland, November 27-29, 2000
86.2001"Sensory transduction in mechanoreceptors: a touching story", Department of Biology, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, February 7, 2001
87.2001"Transduction and adaptation in arthropod mechanosensory neurons", Gordon Research Conference on Gravitational Effects on Living Systems: Mechanosensing, Connecticut College, New London, CT, July 1-6, 2001
88.2001"Sensory transduction and encoding in mechanoreceptor neurons", School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, August 17, 2001
89.2001"Modeling mechanoreceptor neuron dynamic responses", School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, September 21, 2001
90.2002"Searching for connections in a mammalian sensory pathway by nonlinear analysis of spike trains", Biomedical Simulations Resource Workshop on Advanced Methods of Physiological System Modeling, Los Angeles, USA, April 20, 2002
91.2002"Sensory transduction in an arthropod mechanoreceptor system", IV World Congress on Biomechanics, Symposium on Mechanotransduction, Calgary, Alberta, August 8, 2002
92.2003"Mechanotransduction in a spider slit-sense organ", 30th International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Kona, Hawaii, January 22-26, 2003
93.2003"Transduction channels and the sensory dendrite in a spider mechanoreceptor", Department of Physical Sciences, Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland, April 9, 2003
94.2003"Advanced short course in linear and nonlinear systems analysis", Department of Physical Sciences, Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland, April 9-11, 2003
95.2005"Dynamic properties of moth antennal responses to pheromone", 31st International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Charleston, South Carolina, February 20-24, 2005
96.2005"Mechanotransduction in spider slit sensilla", United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, November 15th, 2005
97.2006"Calcium levels during mechanotransduction in spider slit sensilla", 32nd International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Key West, Florida, January 22-25, 2006
98.2006"Locating the sites of sensory transduction and action potential initiation in spider mechanoreceptor neurons", Invertebrate Sound and Vibration XI, University of Toronto at Scarborough, August 9, 2006
99.2007"Linear and nonlinear biological systems analysis", Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu, Finland, September 19-20, 2007.
100.2007"First steps in mechanosensation - lessons from a simple spider preparation", Department of Physical Sciences, University of Oulu, Finland, September 21, 2007.
101.2009"Measuring the Feeling - Transduction, Adaptation and Information Coding in a Mechanoreceptor", School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 24, 2009.
102.2009"Olfactory dynamics – measurement and interpretation", 33rd International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects, Kona, Hawaii, November 1-4, 2009.
103.2010"Sensory transduction, adaptation and information coding in an arthropod mechanoreceptor", Department of Biology, University of Kassel, Germany, June 29, 2010.
104.2010"Transduction, adaptation and encoding in spider mechanoreceptors", Physiological Society Cross-Themed meeting, Mechanosensitivity: from transduction to sensation, Durham University, UK, December 15-17, 2010.
105.2011"How do you feel? Clues from spider mechanoreceptors", Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 24, 2011.
106.2011"Excitatory and inhibitory opponent coding by Drosophila olfactory receptors", Department of Physics, University of Oulu. Finland, May 11, 2011.
107.2011"Feeling the vibes – How spiders do it", Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, UK, August 18, 2011.
108.2012"First steps into the Cupiennius transcriptome", Division of Biophysics, University of Oulu. Finland, May 25, 2012.
109.2013"Calcium ions modulate transduction and are strongly buffered in spider mechanosensory neurons", Invertebrate Sound and Vibration XIV, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland July 25, 2013.
110.2014"How fast do they smell? The dynamics of olfaction in Drosophila", University of Alberta, Department of Physiology, Centennial Symposium, May 29, 2014.
111.2015"Blinding cockroaches with science. Molecular and functional roles of opsins and TRP channels in insect phototransduction", Guests of the NMHI Talks, Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, November 12, 2015.
112.2016"Targeted transcriptome assembly plus in vivo RNA interference for molecular and functional identification of opsins and TRP channels in insect phototransduction", School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, February 11, 2016.
113.2017"RNA interference of early stages of visual transduction in the cockroach, Periplaneta americana", Faculty of Biology, University of Havana, Cuba, February 2, 2017.