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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Characterization of Solids Isolated from Different Oil Sand Ores

    by Adegoroye, Adebukola

    Understanding mineralogy and surface properties of fine solids is vital in oil sands processing and tailings management....

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  2. Characterization of Stable Delamination Growth in Fiber-reinforced Polymers using Analytical and Numerical approaches

    by Belay, Tsegay

    A new test method, named internal-notched-flexure (INF) test, has recently been proposed to quantify mode II interlaminar...

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  3. Characterization of Suspended Frazil and Surface Ice in Rivers Using Sonars

    by Ghobrial, Tadros I.R.

    This research describes laboratory and field experiments aiming at developing techniques for obtaining quantitative measurements...

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  4. Characterization of the agglutinin domain gene family in flax (Linum usitatissimum)

    by Faruque, Kashfia

    Lectins are proteins that bind specifically to carbohydrates and are active in plant defense and other processes. The sequencing...

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  5. Characterization of the anti-apoptotic properties of flavivirus capsid proteins

    by Urbanowski, Matthew D.

    The introduction of WNV into North America in 1999 was followed by rapid spread throughout the continent. Today, ...

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  6. Characterization of the Brassica napus-fungal pathogen interaction

    by Yang, Bo

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a devastating pathogen causing stem rot in Brassica napus (canola). Microarray analysis was...

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  7. Characterization of the dissolved organic matter in steam assisted gravity drainage boiler blow-down water

    by Guha Thakurta, Subhayan

    The presence of high concentrations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and total dissolved solids (TDS) in the boiler blow-down...

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  8. Characterization of the gene cluster encoding a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase for polymyxin biosynthesis in Paenibacillus polymyxa PKB1

    by Shaheen, Md.

    Polymyxins are cationic lipopeptide antibiotics, and are considered to be drugs of last resort to fight against multidrug...

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  9. Characterization of the Mechanisms of Broad-Spectrum Viral Entry Inhibitors

    by Colpitts, Che C

    Viral entry is an attractive antiviral target. Entry inhibitors prevent infection of healthy cells and inhibit viral replication...

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  10. Characterization of the motif requirements for the function of Aha1p and its homologue Hch1p

    by Horvat, Natalie K

    The Hsp90 chaperone facilitates the maturation of client proteins, which are key players in cancer. Hsp90 inhibitor drugs,...

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  11. Characterization of the response of melanoma cell lines to inhibition of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins

    by Keuling, Angela

    Malignant melanoma is resistant to almost all conventional forms of chemotherapy. Recent evidence suggests that anti-apoptotic...

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  12. Characterization of the Winter Regime of an Urban River

    by Maxwell, Joshua A.

    In the northern reaches of the globe, cities built along rivers create open leads in the river’s seasonal ice cover through...

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  13. Characterization of transport of positron emission tomography tracer 3′-deoxy-3′-fluorothymidine by nucleoside transporters

    by Paproski, Robert Joseph

    Positron emission tomography (PET) tracer 3′-fluoro-3′-deoxythymidine (FLT) is used for imaging tumor proliferation. Prior...

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  14. Characterization of Wear in a Laboratory-Scale Slurry Pipeline

    by Loewen, Derek J.

    Hydraulic transport is commonly employed in the mining industry to transport crushed ore to a processing facility. Dense...

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  15. Characterizing Benford's Law in Linear Systems

    by Eshun, Gideon

    We study the widespread logarithmic distribution of first significant digits and significands of data sets (referred to as...

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  16. Characterizing patterns of tissue tropism and environmental reservoirs of PrPCWD in infected cervids

    by Price, Luke M.

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease affecting cervids. Believed to be transmitted horizontally, the factors...

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  17. Characterizing Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

    by Ritter, Burkhard

    We undertake an in-depth numerical study of quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA), a beyond-CMOS computing paradigm which represents...

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  18. Characterizing the Performance of a Single-layer Fabric System through a Heat and Mass Transfer Model

    by Ding, Dan

    A mathematical model is developed to study the coupled heat and moisture transfer through a fabric system that consists of...

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  19. Characterizing the role of CECR1 in cat eye syndrome by using mouse models

    by Yang, Fang

    CECR1 (cat eye syndrome chromosome region, candidate 1) is located on chromosome 22q11.2. Duplication of this region results...

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  20. Characterizing the Transport of Process-Affected Water Contained in Oil Sands Tailings Ponds into the underlying Pleistocene clay till in Northern Alberta’s Athabasca Oil Sands region: A Field Study

    by Abolfazlzadehdoshanbehbazari, Mostafa

    A small scale Infiltration Pond was constructed to characterize the transport of oil sands process affected (PA) water contained...

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