Andrew Hogan

2019 Vanier Scholar

Exploring how traditional lab work can be combined with artificial intelligence to discover new antibiotics
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


140th Annual Spring Convocation

Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:00 pm - conferring of Faculty of Science Degrees and the awarding of Academic Honours. Visit:...


RiboWest 2019

The Western Canada RNA Conference, RiboWest, brings together RNA scientists from across Canada and the northwestern United States.

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry


Food Systems Student Symposium

Food Systems Student Symposium 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium presented by UoM FSRG


With more than 20 participants 3MM (three minutes of Microbiology) is a go!

Recognizing the importance of effective communication in Science and cross-pollination of ideas and techniques, the Department of Microbiology is hosting a 3MM (three minutes of Microbiology!) on May 29 during the Microbiology Annual Retreat. The 3MM event is encouraging students and professors to share their research using a 3MT (3 minute thesis) style presentation. The...


GlycoNet: Protein engineering enables better treatment for rare inherited metabolic disorders

As GlycoNet reports: One in every 5,000 Canadian newborns develops lysosomal storage disorders (LSD), a type of metabolic diseases caused by genetic mutations. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are amongst the most severe LSD. Children suffering from these diseases lack an enzyme that can recycle used lipids (gangliosides) in their neurons. Eventually, the un-recycled gangliosides accumulate...


Congratulations 2019 Vanier Scholar recipient Andrew Hogan

Congratulations to Andrew Hogan, in the department of microbiology, one of a record six University of Manitoba graduate students to receive a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. These awards, considered the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, help recruit and keep in Canada top doctoral students from across the country and around the world....


President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

Students from 18 disciplines selected to participate in unique leadership program Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program. Students from over 20 faculties and schools across the University of Manitoba, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and University College of the...


Such an impressive amount of research & teaching happens at the University of Manitoba every single day! Thank you @umanitoba for inviting me on an educational science tour with plenty of fun mixed in! #mbpoli #education @JamesTeitsma @kelvin_goertzen

Pyruvate dehydrogenase in action!

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Looking forward to a day of fun science!

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Huge thanks to @MBMicrobiology @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub for the awesome activities at “Discover Days” in Microbiology: blasting biofilms, fighting antibiotic resistance, washing glowing cutting boards * counting soapy colonies! #ScienceRendezvous @umanitobasci @STEAMumanitoba

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LTS in Microbiology

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Science Grad Student and Postdoc Meet Up! Thursday May 2, 2019. 3:30-5PM, Room#108 St. John’s College, Cross Common Room. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided!

Grad students don’t forget to attend NEST!


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MGPSF Seminar: The Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex; Dr. André Hoelz California Institute of Technology Apr 29 3:30, 207 Buller University of Manitoba: Faculty of Science @UofMMicroClub #um_microbio @UManitobaSciDn @UMmicrogsa

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Aurora has been shut down for needed maintenance today. Please note that exam schedules cannot be viewed – exam schedules must be accessed here: We apologize for the inconvenience.

Protein Structure Function and Malfunction Annual Meeting in June! @prehnalab @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci #um_microbio @UofmMicroclub

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WISDOM (Women in Science: Development, Outreach, and Mentoring) Equity Symposium Wed Mar 11 University of Manitoba: Faculty of Science @UofmMicroclub #um_microbio @UManitobaSciDn

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Congratulations @anita_rayray for an Emerging Leader Award! Anita's MSc work is on the microbiological quality of water in MB First Nation communities. She's a great science ambassador and is very involved with youth outreach @umanitoba @um_microbio @umanitobasci @ayushkumarLab

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Many congratulations to @anita_rayray for the Emerging Leader Award! Anita is pursuing her MSc investigating the microbiological quality of water in Manitoba First Nation communities. Anita...

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The geese are back....

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Hey Misc Members! My name is Stuti Gupta and I am your 2019 Director of Student Services. My job is to be an advocate between you, the council, and UMSU. I am currently a first-year general science student. Please feel free to ask me any question!

Congratulations to the newest Full Professors in the Dept of Microbiology - Silvia Cardona and Ayush Kumar!! @cardona_lab @ayushkumarLab @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

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Snacks and studying!

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Any U of M students will have to hold the breaks on summer registration as it will be suspended until 9 a.m. next Monday, April 1. Thanks for your patience! 🖥✍️ #umanitoba #umstudent