Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater treatment plants to understand COVID-19 infection dynamics

Uyaguari Lab

Gradients in gene essentiality reshape antibacterial research

Cardona Lab

Viruses as indicators of fecal pollution in wastewater treatment processes

Uyaguari Lab

Multidrug Resistance Efflux Pumps in Acinetobacter

Kumar Lab

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

Prehna Lab

Essential genes or essential domains?

Cardona Lab

News & Events


Meet Aleeza Gerstein, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Health Sciences category

Aleeza Gerstein is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Science, who specializes in the evolution of human fungal pathogens. Her interdisciplinary lab combines clinical sampling, microbial experiments, and computational statistical methods to understand conditions that promote disease. Gerstein is the 2021 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award...


Elite researchers recognized with Rh Awards

MAY 27, 2022 — As UM Today reports: Eight UM faculty members will receive Rh Awards, recognizing excellence in research, scholarly work and creative activities. For more than 50 years, the Rh Awards have been in place to support the advancement of knowledge across disciplines at UM. Funds for the Rh Awards come from the royalties of...


Joint Research Poster Symposium

This year, the Dept. of Microbiology and Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases is hosting a Joint Research Poster Symposium in virtual format on Monday April 11th 1-4 pm. MBIO 4530 project undergraduate students from the Dept. of Microbiology, and Graduate students from the Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, will be presenting...


Introducing the 2022 3MT Finalists

MARCH 7, 2022 — …And then there were twelve. After three competitive heats, the finalists for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition have been selected. Representing a wide array of some of the most inspiring and engaging research being conducted by graduate students at UM, last week’s 3MT online heats featured 33 challengers who were tasked with...


UM health researchers secure nearly $8 million in federal funding

Research teams aiming to promote healing in a displaced First Nation community and to enhance First Nations prenatal education are among the recipients of recent grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In the Fall 2021 funding competition, the CIHR awarded a total of nearly $8 million to UM in the form of...


Undergraduate Summer Employment

The Applied Soil Ecology Lab is based out of the Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba under the leadership of Dr. Mario Tenuta. We have highly productive and impactful research programs with several important foci: soil ecology, nematology, plant disease, and the relationship between nutrient management and greenhouse gas emissions. Please see for...


@prehnalab wrapping up a great summer!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 6 days ago

Scott Bachus' MSc defense is Monday!! @UofmMicroclub @mbmicrobiology @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 6 days ago

My rockstar grad student, Gary Liu, wrote a lovely short review about some applications of machine learning in antibiotic discovery. Have a read.

“The past, present, and future of antibiotics”. An authoritative review from the world’s best, @gerryiidr and co-author Mike Cook. @MacGlobalNexus @McMasterIIDR @BBS_McMasterU.

Manitoba Shared Health mobile vaccine clinic will set up at UM on Aug. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The mobile clinic will be set up in parking lot ‘P’, located on the north side adjacent to the Education Building. #UManitoba

Congratulations Neil and @prehnalab!!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Come join us at U of Guelph! I’m biased but the Dept is fantastic!

Students Note: Deadline date has been extended to August 8 for: Two Positions: MSc student- Food & Environmental Microbiology - Research Affiliate Program, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch, Agassiz, British Columbia

Watch an interesting interview in French with Dr. Richard Sparling, Past President of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists and Professor at the University of Manitoba.

Congrats to the @acgerstein lab @MBMicrobiology and great to see the result of undergrad and grad contributions! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 3 weeks ago

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Struct bio colleagues having trouble finding postdocs: I know a talented scientist in 🇨🇦 looking to work-from-home on computational part of struct deter'n (cryoEM maps/models or X-ray). You will get great results and insight into your molecule. DM me for contact info. Please RT!

⚠️ Postdoc wanted! Come join my group to work on a project investigating the interaction of phage communities and the human gut. If you’re at #VoM2022 come find me in person!

I got several grants for my new lab at Valencia to develop disrupting #technologies and I’m offering 4 #synbio #postdoc positions to #work on either: 1) macromolecular #antimicrobials by accelerated #evolution with #phages or 2) #MachineLearning using engineered living E. coli.

Application review coming up starting Aug 3rd! Dept. of Chem. @umanitobasci is hiring a Canada Research Chair Tier 2, tenure-track ass't / tenured assoc. prof in Emerging Materials for Sustainable Energy - Please RT!!! #chemjobber #AcademicJobs

I am looking for postdocs! Anyone interested in applying dual RNA-seq, scRNA-seq and spatial transcriptomics to study host/pathogen interactions during malaria infections? No prior experience in microbiology/parasitology required.

A fully funded PhD position is available in my lab: - 3 years - project: metabolic and regulatory drivers of metabolic cross-feeding interactions in microbial communities - deadline: 28.07.22 - experience in LC-MS analyses and/or transcriptomics is a plus

Just under a week left to apply this postdoc position in the lab here @UniofOxford @Dunn_School! If you are interested in antibiotic-microbiome interactions then apply here: Deadline 18 July.