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


Microbiology: MSc Defense - Derek Kim "Toward the Characterization..."

MSc Defense by Derek Kim, Department of Microbiology

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building


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...


Dr. Steven Theriault from Cytophage Technologies is presenting a seminar on Tues Nov 26. 2:30 in 207 Buller. @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

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Is your antibacterial soap contributing to antibiotic-resistant superbugs? Join us at MBScienceonTap @stoneangelbeer with @umanitoba microbiologist, Dr. Ayush Kumar, @ayushkumarLab Wednesday, November 27th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Stone Angel Brewing 1875 Pembina Hwy

Congratulations Taylor!!! Taylor earned her BSc Honours Coop in Microbiology & Genetics at UM and worked in the @ayushkumarLab! Scientist, leader, role model, we continue to be super proud of you! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci @UofM_Indigenous https://t.co/SDghQ88zFc

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Participate in the decision making regarding summer term format - let the UM know your thoughts! https://t.co/t6H0vRtyE5

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Study hard and don't forget to sleep well! Best wishes for your exams! https://t.co/UmnSywUpm2

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Derek Kim's https://t.co/aa7A6Vd2TQ. defence is Monday Nov 25! Toward the Characterization of the ATP-binding cassette protein RhaT in Rhizobium leguminosarum. 2:30 pm in 207 Buller @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci @IvanOresnik

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Viewpoint: Antibiotic development — economic, regulatory and societal challenges Experts discuss the challenges contributing to the decline in antibiotic drug R&D, and the initiatives aimed at improving the economic feasibility of antibiotic development. https://t.co/UjdbQokPCu

@UManitobaSciDn @umanitobasci When: Wed Nov 27 from 6-7 pm Where: Stone Angel Brewery 1875 Pembina

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This is the World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotic resistance affects us all. Know more about the impact of resistance from the Canadian expert panel report, https://t.co/6Nhb4z5usG

Do you have a passion for parity in tech? Get charged up while running events? We're searching for the next leader of the @MavenMB program. Apply today! #womenintech https://t.co/g5rnh2iyPi

Ayush Kumar discusses: Is your soap selecting for superbugs? as part of UM's "Science on Tap" When: Wed Nov 27 from 6-7 pm Where: Stone Angel Brewery 1875 Pembina @ayushkumarLab @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

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MB Science on Tap - Ayush Kumar talks soap and antibiotic resistance! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @ayushkumarLab @umanitobasci

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Congratulations @umanitoba on placing 12th among Canada's Top 50 Research Universities! UM research in areas like climate change, global health & sustainable food systems continues to drive discoveries that improve 🇨🇦 & the 🌎. ➡️https://t.co/CmuJZjJubV

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