The molecular mechanism of chaperones for membrane proteins in type six secretion systems

Prehna Lab

Mechanisms of antibiotic selectivity by bacterial multidrug resistance efflux pumps

Kumar Lab

looking for human viruses in Winnipeg’s rivers

Uguayari Lab

Developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

Pelka Lab

News & Events


Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of...


UM Science Co-op graduate Madison Chapel on frontline national watch for COVID-19 variants

BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE. MADISON CHAPEL TALLEST IN MIDDLE. In October 2020, Madison Chapel graduated with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology, now she’s at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes COVID-19, something which she credits is thanks in a large part to the opportunity she had to participate...


Science Nerd Herd Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Team up with Dustin Maydaniuk and the Cardona Lab to help make cystic fibrosis history! Donate to our team. We will be virtually walking On May 30 Walk with us this year to help make CF History! Donate here  


Good News in Micro!

A hearty “congratulations” to Teassa MacMartin on being awarded an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master (CGS-M) valued at $17,500.00! This award is for 12 months duration for the 2021-2022 academic year. Teassa is a member of Dr. A. Karen Brassinga’s lab. Way to go, Teassa!


Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....


Microbiology Student Jhannelle Francis in Next 3MT Round!

After her presentation on Thursday, March 4th, the Department of Microbiology is proud to announce that graduate student Jhannelle Francis (Uyaguari lab) has been chosen to advance to the 2021 3MT final competition, which will be held on April 21, 2021. Congratulations, Jhannelle!


Do you know that we also do mtDNA WGS? We recently sequenced some Ophiostoma mtDNA for Prof. Hausner from @MBMicrobiology. His group studies how mobile genetic elements in mitochondrial genomes influences virulence of these fungal pathogens of trees.

Big congratulations to all of the #UMSciGrad2021 graduates!!! Very best wishes for you in everything you do! Keep in touch - it is always great to hear from you. @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @UmanitobaSSA

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Big congratulations to all of the @umanitobasci graduates!!! Very best wishes for you in everything you do! Keep in touch - it is always great to hear from you. @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @MBMicrobiology #UMSciGrad2021

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Tomorrow at 1000 EDT: @NSERC_CRSNG Information Session for those who hold an NSERC grant or are considering applying for one. #CSM_SCM2021

We want to see you again. Join the party!!!! The Leila super site (770 Leila Ave.) has walk-in appointments this week for first-dose immunizations. Walk-in hours: • June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., • June 16 from 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and • June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

#CSM_SCM2021 @CSM_SCM I am excited to be immersed in microbiology next week and in particular learning of the discoveries our students/PDFs and ECRs will share. I made a word cloud ( with the submission titles.

More 🇨🇦 #synbio jobs! @trevorcharles is looking for PhD and MSc students, and @fredsensetech is looking for senior R&D scientists

MMID Seminar this morning from Dr Frank Schweizer, Chemistry - novel therapeutics for gram-negatives! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

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Congrats the Nicole and @prehnalab!!

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Meet Kali Iyer, this year's winner of the Armand-Frappier Outstanding Student Award/La bourse Armand-Frappier pour l'étudiant exceptionnel. Do not miss Kali's award lecture on June 16th, 1230 Eastern. Congratulations @KaliIyer!

We are recruiting a grad student to work on development of microplastic bio-recycling technologies, using a combination of microbial enrichment culture and bacterial genome engineering.

Indigenous scholar and diabetes researcher @TaylorMorriseau on why good scientific research can't happen in a vacuum. Watch the rest of the conversation with @KristaLambComms on our YouTube channel ▶️ #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth #NIHM2021

Meet Melissa Phuong @melissaphuong, the inaugural winner of the Burrows Award @Dr_Lori_Burrows recognizing a womxn grad student in microbiology who demonstrates both scientific excellence and commitment to EDI in the microbiological and related sciences.

We (@LAHug_ and myself) are recruiting a grad student to work on microbial plastics degradation using functional metagenomics approaches.

Meet Dr. Turlough Finan, this year’s CSM Murray Award winner for Career Achievement. Be sure to attend Dr. Finan’s award lecture on Jun 14 at 1230 Eastern. If you have not done so, you can still register for the Conference.

#OnThisDay in 1852, Julius Richard Petri was born. Working alongside Robert Koch, he invented the device known as the Petri dish, which allows the growth of #bacteria on solid surfaces under sterile conditions.

“The University of Manitoba community grieves for the 215 children whose remains were found at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School." #everychildmatters

Tajinder Kainth's MSc defense is tomorrow! June 1 at 10 am. Check your email for email coordinates! @umanitobasci @MBMicrobiology @Kainth_T @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub

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