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

new antibacterial compound to combat cystic fibrosis infections

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

Understanding the processes that deregulate cancer

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

Microbiology retreat 2019

St. Norbert Arts Centre
Andrew Hogan

2019 Vanier Scholar

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

News & Events

June
01

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile workshop - Distance Delivery

Join this online workshop and learn the steps to create your own LinkedIn profile. Complete the workshop with your new...

Location: Online Distance Delivery

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - The Strength of a Secret

Dr. Susan Cooper, Associate Professor, Mathematics "The Strength of a Secret"

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT- Nobel Laureate Dr. Jim Peebles

Nobel Laureate, Dr. James (Jim) Peebles, [BSc(Hons)/58, DSc/89] 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University "Lessons on the...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - How to see in 100 dimensions: Transforming your data

Max Turgeon, Assistant Professor, Statistics Dimension Reduction – Representing High-dimensional data in fewer dimensions

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Colliding black holes and neutron stars

Dr. Michael Landry [PhD/00] Head of LIGO Hanford Observatory/Caltech Colliding black holes and neutron stars: latest results from LIGO and...

July
10

[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT- Indigenous Science Topic, Dr. Myrle Ballard

Dr. Myrle Ballard, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Scholar, Chemistry Indigenous Science Topic Title: TBA Dr. Ballard has a Ph.D. in Natural...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Details: TBA

Details: TBA

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Augmented Human - Dr. Pourang Irani, (Tier 2), CRC

Augmented Human - Dr. Pourang Irani, (Tier 2), CRC in Ubiquitous Analytics, Professor, Computer Science

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How undergraduate research opportunities changed everything for Nathan Glowach – Class of 2020

Nathan Glowach At first glance, it might seem switching from music studies to microorganisms is implausible. For Nathan Glowach, however, it was a natural next step in his education. The Brandon, Manitoba native says his pursuit of science after three years in the UM’s music program “… felt like a return to familiar land. I...

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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...

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Faculty Spotlight!

May 25, 2020 In light of the challenges of physical distance, you may be looking for new ways to connect. You are an important part of our diverse ecosystem. That’s why we’re inviting UM Faculty of Science, faculty and staff to share some personal facts and photos. As we all work remotely, we hope this...

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No Mercy for the Coronas! new children’s magazine now available

The local Winnipeg newspaper La Liberté has produced its very first children’s science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas! Bringing together a world class team of medical researchers, university professors, health literacy educators, and communications and graphic arts professionals, including our own FoS, faculty member Dr. Peter Pelka, Department of Microbiology. No Mercy for the Coronas...

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102 years later this seems a somewhat prescient warning https://t.co/Qk8yP19k6W

Our @acgerstein is highlighted in a group of awesome faculty @umanitobasci! https://t.co/5I5jw19TPz

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 day ago

How coronavirus lockdowns stopped flu in its tracks: https://t.co/SwKM85FLFK

Please RT! I'm semi-officially recruiting a postdoc and grad students to join my lab @Rutgers_Newark! https://t.co/EbwOAj5GxS If you're finishing your PhD and are into microbial ecology and/or insect-microbial symbiosis, reach out! I'm looking for a postdoc for Jan 2021. 1/4

How coronavirus lockdowns stopped flu in its tracks: https://t.co/UOnmYSaBLi

In this @uwdailybulletin podcast episode, @trevorcharles, professor @WaterlooSci and director @WaterlooCMR, discusses #COVID19's potential to persist on surfaces, as well as testing that could help officials monitor the level of infection in communities: https://t.co/g73FnBYrDY

How will we invent and use novel technologies to preserve biodiversity, minimize our disruption of earth’s ecosystem and anticipate change? Explore our 50th Anniversary Quests to find out more. https://t.co/ZRDOHv0Hmw

A Winnipeg production @laliberte_mb: Coronavirus science for kids! Available in French & English. See if you can find any familiar faces. @MBMicrobiology @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @PelkaPeter @umanitobasci @UMSciTechLib @LTS_UofM https://t.co/lTBcI5gXGp

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Asgard archaea ecophysiology via a 3-year collaborative project funded by the @SimonsFdn! Please share widely. https://t.co/G8Y83bm2m1

Join us online Fridays at 3:30PM (CDT) for weekly science public talks May 8 - Aug. 28, with @umanitoba faculty and alumni experts. Be a part of our diverse ecosystem. Our alumni speakers include Dr. James Peebles, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics!

Peter Pelka from @MBMicrobiology discusses vaccines on CBC Radio 1! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @BUGS_UofM @PelkaPeter https://t.co/4K6uhgiixS

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

New this summer from the Dept. of Microbiology: MBIO 1410 "Intro to Molecular Biology" offered via remote learning in the summer term! Check it out on Aurora! @UMArtsFaculty @um_university1 @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

New this summer from the Dept. of Microbiology: MBIO 3010 "Diseases" MBIO 3410 "Mol Biol" MBIO 1410 "Intro to Molecular Biology" offered via remote learning in the summer term! Check it out on Aurora! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub @BUGS_UofM

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Notice to Students: May 14: Message from Laurie M. Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students) re: Fall Term, key dates https://t.co/D0X6tRt6Ro #umanitoba #covid19

☣️ℹ️ The race for #coronavirus vaccines: @nature's graphical guide explains each vaccine design. Excellent visual representation of the science of #Covid19 #vaccine research. ▶️ https://t.co/3v86b0vpJu

We're hiring! While we're all in on fighting COVID-19, let's also not forget the slow moving pandemic(s) of AMR. This challenge will be around long after the current crisis is past us. https://t.co/KsoaD2spWf

Check out Dr. Stetefeld's online talk on Friday! https://t.co/lz9vZ84oNm

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 3 weeks ago

A virtual welcome to all of the undergraduate students joining @MBMicrobiology labs this summer!! Thank you to @umanitobasci, @NSERC_CRSNG, and VPRI @umanitoba for giving these enthusiastic students a chance to experience research, even during the pandemic!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 3 weeks ago