CIHR funding to support transformative health research

Reversing the progression of Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff Disease (also known as the GM2 gangliosidoses)

Dr. Brian Mark is working on the development of a therapeutic modality to treat GM2 gangliosidoses
Forging a new path in Microbiology and Statistics

Understanding human fungal pathogens and their resistance to antimicrobials

Professor Aleeza Gerstein studies 'how many different ways are there for pathogens to become resistant to drugs?'
Peter Pelka

Understanding the processes that deregulate cancer

Dr. Peter Pelka uses viruses to study cellular processes, particularly in relation to cancer

New antibacterial compound to combat cystic fibrosis infections

Dr. Silvia Cardona publishes results of cystic-fibrosis-related interdisciplinary research in prestigious ASM journal

News & Events

March
25

Microbiology Research Project Poster Session

Department of Microbiology Research Project Poster Session Monday March 25, 2019 2-4 pm Science and Technology Library Main Floor

 
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FSRG talk - Protecting Canada's crops using next generation molecular fungicides, Dr. Mark Belmonte

Food Systems Research Group seminar “Protecting Canada’s crops using next-generation molecular fungicides” by Dr. Mark Belmonte, Associate Professor and Associate...

April
05

Faculty of Science: Michel Dumontier, Maastricht University (Amsterdam)

Faculty of Science 2019 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Fundamental Science the Launchpad to Innovation presents: Michel Dumontier, Distinguished Professor Data Science...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

May
10

Introduction to R

This workshop provides an introduction to R and provide hands-on experience. Participants will learn how to program with R interactively,...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
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Science Rendezvous - Canada's Largest Science & Engineering Festival!

Join the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg for a FREE day of fun and discovery! Science Rendezvous...

Location: Wallace Building

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UM Today | Celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge researchers.

Congrats to Dr. Frank Schweizer, and Dr. Brian Mark, researchers working to improve the health and quality of life of Manitobans today and for decades to come. UM Today: Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was at the University of Manitoba on March...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...

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ASM: Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

As the The American Society for Microbiology reports: A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy,...

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Understanding the processes that deregulate cancer

For a researcher known for his no-nonsense approach, Professor Peter Pelka is surprisingly sentimental when asked what he feels his greatest achievement has been to date in his career as a microbiologist. “The students that [my lab has] produced. I think I’ve had some good students come through and they’ve done very well for themselves...

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Stop by and see some cool undergrad microbiology and genetics! https://t.co/teGNJo11by

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Pop by the Science library Monday afternoon to see some cool undergrad research! https://t.co/iswnk2VjRf

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Don't forget the fungi! https://t.co/W6iffM2Etd

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Student competition deadline soon! @csm2019 https://t.co/YjOTTXAxKV

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Mar 25 - Honours Project Course poster session - please join us for some great science in the Science Library! @UofmMicroClub @UManitobaSciTechLibr @UofmMicroclub #um_microbio @BUGS_UofM @UManitobaSciDn

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Congratulations to Dr. Brian Mark, Microbiology, and Associate Dean Research, on the awarding of his CIHR grant! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub #um_microbio @bugsuofm @UManitobaSciDn

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Interested in showing your Micro Pride? Well then, check out the MicroGSA's shop on https://t.co/fl7laP1F6o! Just follow the link below to see what's up with our March Madness Sale, and fill yer' boots with Micro schwag.🤓🤩😎🥳 https://t.co/zypuQNlHXg

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Final presentations - Undergrad research projects in chem & biochem! @UofmMicroclub #um_microbio https://t.co/3Mom5hciJi

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CFI Award- Congratulations to Gerd Prehna, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology!! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub #um_microbio @prehnalab

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Congratulations to Teassa MacMartin, winner of an Indigenous Student Award for Outstanding Achievement, from Dean Stefi Baum @UManitobaSciDn, Dr. Karen Brassinga, nominator/research advisor in Microbiology & Deb Court @debacourt @umanitobasci #um_microbio

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Congratulations to Teassa MacMartin, winner of an Indigenous Student Award for Outstanding Achievement, from Dean Stefi Baum @UManitobaSciDn, Dr. Karen Brassinga, nominator and research... https://t.co/XEPC4AguEp

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Science Rendezvous - show the community how cool science is! https://t.co/dXoLQsSovG

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Micro received its' most recent shipment of schwag from Entripy yesterday. It looks great! When are you going to order YOURS?

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Check out the latest researcher profile on the Faculty of Science website: Peter Pelka is in the spotlight, talking about how he started on the path to "Planet Pelka". Congrats, Peter! :) https://t.co/gFWFqsOzz0

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CSM/SCM 2019 in Sherbrooke! https://t.co/wE8NPxrSKL

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MSc Microbiology position at U Sask. https://t.co/a4zj9WQljy

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Join us for what is sure to be an interesting talk by Sabrin on antibiotic resistance and drinking water on First Nation reserves. https://t.co/fi0AGQ4XH9

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Science Grad Students-soar over to NEST for a beak-ful of networking and education and socializing and snacks! https://t.co/RM1DpMSoz0

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