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
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


Copy of Biological Scientist Margaret Docker Awarded FoS Life Sciences Chair for Work with “Vampires of the Deep”

Margaret Docker is used to being an outlier. Since she started studying lampreys at the University of Guelph in the mid 1980’s, colleagues told her that the eel-like creatures were too narrow a “niche” to form the basis for a successful career as a researcher. Instead of changing her topic, though, Docker decided to dig...


Introducing Manitoba’s first Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program

Not all poop is the same, at least when it comes to fecal transplants. Typically a topic avoided in polite conversation, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is the transfer of one individual’s stool to another. The procedure can be life-saving for Canadians who have battled, or are battling, a Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. Patients with C. diff...


Microbiology Retreat 2019

The Department of Microbiology took time out from their busy schedules to attend a retreat from May 28th through 29th at the St. Norbert Arts Centre. Tuesday focused on mental health, with attendees treated to a presentation on mindfulness by author/consultant/mindfulness expert Keith McPherson in the morning and a “JackTalk” on the “Basics of Mental...


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...


Thanks you @UMmicrogsa! Enjoyed the food and visiting the high tech cow barns on a lovely afternoon! https://t.co/IcjYr6OjBX

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 days ago

The University of Manitoba Libraries offers a series of informative workshops as part of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Workshop series. A complete list of sessions are included on the following website. https://t.co/2jymYLabnn

Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its Mentoring Program… https://t.co/fG9t1PZvmO

@umanitoba @umanitobasci @UMArtsFaculty @UM_Education @UMGradStudies Congratulations Christine!! Very well-deserved!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 5 days ago

Check it out, we got a new logo! 😱🔬

Congratulations Anita - recipient of the Malcom Ramsey Memorial Award!!! https://t.co/Swud4yaMNn

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Congratulations Dr. De Silva!!!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Postdoctoral position available in the Baron lab: Environmental Microbiology/Genomics of bacteria from mining environments

Malaka's PhD defense is Monday!!! @ayushkumarLab @MBMicrobiology @umanitobasci

Micro's own Stephanie Carter receives her Award of Excellence!! Congratulations!! University of Manitoba: Faculty of Science @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa https://t.co/2EpuAB5WiO

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

Info re how to create a supportive mental health environment. Also checkout https://t.co/FqyUOCNHUP - their folks gave a great intro to the topic at our recent dept retreat - highly recommend them! https://t.co/2KiZ1kTCeF

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

Congratulations to Stephanie Carter - very well-deserving of her Support Staff Award of Excellence!! Thank you for all you do! @umanitobasci @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

@prehnalab @CanLightSource @LabPetry @trushar_7 @ChelicoUSASK Great presentation and wonderful contributions from your new lab trainees!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 months ago

Congratulations on your @CSM_SCM award Raelene!!! @umanitobasci @MBMicrobiology https://t.co/j9n6VgdVIe

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 months ago

Congrats to the @csm2019 poster winners! https://t.co/hRUyL4ERQM

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 months ago
ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 months ago

@UMmicrogsa has another busy day at CSM. https://t.co/2hwx0K9DDz

More posters! Ankoor (Mark lab) and Deen (Court lab) presenting their work at CSM https://t.co/RpxEPKnhCf

@markowenmartin @univpugetsound @ASMicrobiology @CSM_SCM We are also very impressed! That's really great!!