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


Science Pedagogy Speakers' Series: Darja Barr, FoS, Dept. of Mathematics, Lessons Learned

Join us in Room 205 Armes for a Pedagogy Talk with guest Darja Barr, U of M, Lesson Learned in...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB


I'm Flipping out - Active Engagement Works! Science Pedagogy Lecture Dr. Juliette Mammei

Join Dr. Juliette Mammei for a Faculty of Science Pedagogy talk. All are welcome to attend.

Location: Room #205,Armes Lecture Hall,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB


Careers in Science - Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event, with Honoured Alumni

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Faculty of Science will celebrate eight outstanding alumni at the fourth annual Careers in...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,University Centre


Understanding a complex network of factors – disease and virulence

PhD student Tasia Lightly is no quitter. Co-author of a thought-provoking paper recently published by the American Society for Microbiology’s peer-reviewed journal “Applied and Environmental Microbiology” entitled ‘Phenylacetyl-CoA, not phenylacetic acid, attenuates CepIR-regulated virulence in Burkholderia cenocepacia’, the Department of Microbiology student says she’s always been this way. “I’m the kind who, when they start...


Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi (David Aplin Group),...


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...


Undergraduate summer research awards in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub

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Undergraduate summer research opportunities in the Faculty of Science!! Talk to your profs about their research soon! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @MBMicrobiology

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Dr. Mark Glover's seminar tomorrow! Flexible tethering of ASPP proteins facilitates PP-1c Catalysis Wed. Nov. 13, 3:30 PM, 207 Buller. Brought to you by the MGPSF @umanitobasci @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @prehnalab

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There are 235 new entries in the #PDB this week, including this giant EM structure of S. aureus bacteriophage P68 from @PlevkaLab - published @ScienceAdvances. Find all this week's entries at https://t.co/54E03LeH5m

https://t.co/4IJT3R24Wk Featuring our own Myrle Ballard, Faculty of Science, Visionary Conversations, Wednesday, November 6 R.B. Schultz Lecture Theatre, Fort Garry Campus Doors Open // 6 PM Panel Discussion // 7 PM Reception // 8:30 - 9:30 PM

CSM in Guelph 2020! https://t.co/EpzxypH6qS

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Come discover how #DataScience is revolutionizing agriculture with @JedChristianson, Canola Pipeline Lead, @Bayer4Crops. One of many concurrent sessions at Nexus 2019 Data Science Conference, Nov. 14 @umanitoba Tickets available at: https://t.co/Rr9SifqHh1

Thank you @JNodwell for sharing your exciting research! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci https://t.co/Pn44YXa6ZB

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Micro Club Event! https://t.co/07BLFxcLyu

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How about @MBMicrobiology ‘a winner Bacillus evilus @BarneyGeddes ? https://t.co/0iaR9B6el0

Thanks for the @umanitobasci interdisciplinary talk @JNodwell. Nice to learn how chemical screens work from inception to choosing candidates for animal model testing. +1 to bacteria that kind of look like fungi 🙂

Halloween fun! https://t.co/D5BatgSOUf

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Hope to see you all at Dr Nodwell's lecture tomorrow at 3:30 in Schulz! https://t.co/1hxQXacbmy

If you can’t make Dr. Nodwell’s interdisciplinary lecture tomorrow @ 3:30 in Schulz, you can watch the talk LIVE by using this link:… https://t.co/1JvTo9ujzY

Some useful advise here when interacting with public about the problem of antibiotic resistance. https://t.co/Ufh6g4J7td

Please join us in welcoming our guest Dr. Justin Nodwell from the School of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto this Friday at the Schulz lecture theatre, 3:30pm with reception to follow. This latest… https://t.co/piTQCR9HOq

It's time for our annual Graduate Student Open House - this year being held in the Engineering Library! For more details including how you can RSVP, visit: https://t.co/DKIjEa6C2A

Dr. Kirk McManus - Microbiology Seminar Series “Exploring and Targeting the ‘CIN-ful’ side of Cancer" Nov. 5, 2019 at 2:30 in 207 Buller @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

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Dr. Justin Nodwell: "Microorganism Warfare" this Friday - November 1 - Schultz Lecture Theatre - 3:30pm @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

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Grad Students and PDF - "Successful Networking" at NEST today! Monday, October 28th; 3:30 - 5:00 pm St. John's College - Cross Common Room (108). @UMmicrogsa

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