Developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

Pelka Lab
CIHR funding to support transformative health research

reversing the progression of tay-sachs and sandhoff disease

Mark Lab

new antibacterial compound to combat cystic fibrosis infections

Cardona Lab

Understanding the processes that deregulate cancer

Pelka Lab
Forging a new path in microbiology and statistics

understanding human fungal pathogens and their resistance to antimicrobials

Prof. Aleeza Gerstein asks '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

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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a pandemic?

Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a viral pandemic? Dr. Ayush Kumar, Professor, Department of Microbiology


[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - M. Docker

In North America, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic...


[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Nirvani Umadat, Dental Surgeon, Astronaut Candidate

Nirvani Umadat - Citizen-Scientist Astronaut Candidate Dental Surgeon, Biotechnologist, Healthcare Entrepreneur. Project PoSSUM, The University of British Columbia. Canada


Graduate Student Orientation Online Workshops

Please register for the free workshops available for Graduate Students! Fort Garry students: Bannatyne students:

Location: Online


Qualico Bridge to Success Program Application Deadline

Supporting first year Indigenous student success.


Neechiwaken Mentor and Mentee Application Deadline

The Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program helps first-year students transition to university life by promoting student engagement and a sense...


Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Application Deadline

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and...

Location: Online


New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science. “We are at the beginning of an era of discovery in the field of data science. While the field has already seen explosive growth,...


2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...


UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

It’s a thrilling process, akin to running a marathon, hundreds of researchers race alongside to find a cure or a vaccine. The qualifying process is lengthy and complex. If an effective vaccine is found, determining its duration of protection, how often immunization will be necessary, (once a year, or every ten years), and whether it’s...


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...


Good question - check out the SPOT talk by @ayushkumarLab on Friday! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 day ago

Parking permit fees for faculty and staff were waived from April to August 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but will be reinstated in September – including an option for a $10 permit hold fee for those working remotely. #umanitoba

Akrm Ghergab's PhD defense is this morning!! 9:30 - see your email for zoom coordinates! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 days ago

Henrietta Lacks HeLa 100 years her cells were and are still used for medial research in many labs (including my own) and the development of therapies and prevention measures for diseases of all kinds.

⚠️💲📣 New information on increased support for students, trainees and research support personnel funded through #NSERC research grants. All the details here ▶️ #NSERCsupport #CdnPSE

⚠️ In case you missed it 📢 The once per lifetime application restriction for #NSERC_PDF has been lifted! Hence, you may be eligible to apply again or consider submitting another application in the last year of your doctoral program. See below for more details ⤵️

Klara Wang is defending her MSc on Friday! Check your email for the zoom coordinates. @cytophagetech

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Happy to see this published from Cicek lab (Biosystems Engineering, @umanitoba). Such a wonderful collaboration with Cicek, Levin, and Sparling (@MBMicrobiology) labs. Effect of mesophilic anaerobic digestion on the resistome profile of d...

Klara Wang is defending her MSc on Friday! Check your email for the zoom coordinates. @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Today is the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Happy #LGBTQSTEMDay from all of us at NSERC!

Grace Saliga's MSc defence is tomorrow! Check your email for the zoom link. @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 weeks ago

Be wary everyone! Some good tips here! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 weeks ago

Infectious disease expert @KindrachukJason joins researchers from @usask and @DalhousieU to study antivirals, therapeutics and testing of #COVID19 vaccine candidates. #umanitoba #univresearch

My lab is recruiting two graduate students (MSc or PhD) to apply cutting-edge quantitative proteomics techniques to projects in host-pathogen interactions, and nutrient acquisition strategies of bacteria during infection. Please message and RT! @UofG_MCB @UofGCBS #proteomics

Winnipeg Free Press: Faculty of Science celebrates 50th anniversary! @WinnipegNews : @umanitoba @SouwesterWPG

My mom did a podcast— The life and legacy of Canadian icon and Olympian Harry Jerome

Our schedule of speakers is now online! Check out the exciting lineup for #CanFunNet20 👇🍁🧫🍄 There is still time register for the meeting and for our career development workshop - don't miss out!

Introducing Dr. Trevor Charles, topic of our 6th blog highlighting #BIPOC in #STEM . For the full article, see the below link: @ University of Manitoba

Huge congratulations @BarneyGeddes!! Applied microbiology and genetics at its best in agriculture. An excellent example of career path development from a UM BSc Genetics (Hons) and PhD Microbiology alum! @umanitobasci @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @IvanOresnik

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 weeks ago

That's leadership @thatmicroguy! Thanks for sharing and hope you get well soon! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub #changethestingma #stayhomeifsick

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 weeks ago