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


Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...


Winter/Summer Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

May. 19, 2021 Winter/Summer Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline


Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...


Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...


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!


Sabrin Bashar (Kumar Lab) and Jhanelle Francis (Uyaguari Lab) Chosen for 3MT Competition

Our department is pleased to announce that two of our own have been selected to compete in this year’s 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition for graduate students in a thesis-based program. The University of Manitoba 3MT is part of an overall strategy to highlight UM graduate students,...


Microbiology Graduate Seminars

Every Tuesday at 2:30 PM our graduate students present seminars. On April 13th, Zhong Ying Lap will be presenting her topic (see below). Please note:  This will be the LAST graduate seminar for the W2021 term. Zhong Ling will deliver the seminar “Towards zero plastic waste: Identifying bioplastic degradation genes and enzymes in Burkholderia.” To...


Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...


The undergraduate summer students are here! Welcome back to Karsen Winters (3rd summer with us) and a new welcome to Trevena Metias. Let's purify some proteins. @MBMicrobiology @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

Madison Chapel graduated from @umanitobasci with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology in 2020, now she’s on the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes #COVID19. #UManAlumni #uManitoba

Lee Chrisotomo's PhD defense is tomorrow May 4 at 10 am! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

This article on TD Brock highlights the importance of basic science. Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94

Tweeted this last night but omg I am still just gobsmacked by the just-published ATOMIC RESOLUTION structure of the 6.3 MDa bacterial flagellum basal body and hook, built from cryo EM data w/ assistance from decades of crystallography:

Congratulations to all the challengers in tonights #3MT #umanitoba #UMResearch competition!

Professor Pavel Dibrov is our Researcher Profile today! Professor Dibrov’s investigation areas are in the second slide, and more information could be found in these links: #umanitobasci #fosresearcherprofiles

Watch the #3MT final April 21 and support Jhannelle Francis from @MBMicrobiology!! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 3 weeks ago

We are recruiting! We are looking for a postdoc and PhD student to join us to @QueensUBio for an exciting project to identify and characterize microbes and enzymes capable of degrading plastics. Please apply by June 1st. @CSM_SCM

Congrats all MMSF grant recipients - including @acgerstein from @MBMicrobiology @umanitobasci !!!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 3 weeks ago

Zhong Ling Yap's MSc seminar is Tuesday! @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci @UMmicrogsa

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 4 weeks ago

Presenting Professor Teresa de Kievit as our Researcher Profile today! The second slide outlines her research, and the links below contain more information! #umanitobasci #umanitoba #fosresearcherprofiles

Tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan: "eukaryotic genetics... addressing fundamental questions in evolution or development". Pass the ad on if you know someone who might want to apply.

Our researcher of the week is Dr. Ayush Kumar! @ayushkumarLab

Tuesday's MSc seminar is from Katie Wiebe! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

Tuesday's MSc seminar is from Matt van Schepdael! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

Graduate students! At 2:30 PM (CT) April 5, join a networking workshop to learn more about the values of networking, how it works, and the skills to make the most out of your professional relationships. Sign up at the Grad Steps website! . . . #umanitobasci #networking

Dr. Brian Mark's research spotlight! @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 month ago

COVID-19 outbreak declared in all University of Waterloo residences via @CTVKitchener