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

News & Events


Food for Thought | Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

For close to thirty years, Michel Desvigne has designed and implemented numerous major projects in France and around the world.


Advanced Programming in Python with Numpy and Pandas

This workshop is at an advanced level of Python and provides hands-on experience.


Using genetic information to estimate the size of Brook Trout Populations - Dr. Mills Flemming

Online livestream talk & Q&A. For details and link please visit the Faculty of Science website.


CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Parenting During the Pandemic

Join us for this discussion about how the global pandemic is impacting the well-being of families.

Location: Virtual


Undergraduate Research Poster Competition ONLINE

The Undergraduate Research Poster Competition is an annual event that takes place every fall at UM.

Location: Virtual


Searching in Web of Science

In this introductory session, you will learn to navigate Web of Science's search interface and construct your own search.


Data Visualization in the Sciences

This session provides an overview on the use of Data Visualization (including GIS) and how it can be used in...


Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting


Indigenous Scholar Speaker Series - Dr. Brian Rice

Join us for the Indigenous Scholar Speaker Series with Dr. Brian Rice, Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Location: Zoom



Discover what data scientists at the City of Winnipeg are doing!


2020 CSM – Leadership and Service Award recipients

The Department of Microbiology, with the help of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM), has established a recognition award for graduate students’ leadership and service to the University of Manitoba. This year the award winners were Jigeesha Mukhopadhyay, Karen Eusebio and Ola Salama. Congratulations!


Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...


Cheer on the 3MT Undergraduate Student Competitors!

Over forty undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science are participating in the first (virtual) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, on August 11th, & 12th, 2020. A new initiative, part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. Three Minute Thesis challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a...


Big Congratulations Microbiology Graduates! Graeme Benzie (MSc), Amal Ibrahim (MSc), Akrm Ghergab (PhD), Neha Mishra (PhD), Grace Saliga (MSc), Cole Slater (MSc) and Klara Wang (MSc)!!!!! @umanitobasci @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub #Convocation2020

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 9 hours ago

The Charette Lab is recruiting a highly motivated, talented, and interactive graduate student to work with us on ribosome assembly, the Bowen-Conradi ribosome assembly disorder, and cancer. Jan, May, or Sept start dates. Please RT!

Excited for another great installment of UM Department of Chemistry's on-line seminar series coming up tomorrow! @Mac_ChemEng Nanomaterials & Energy expert, Prof. Drew Higgins takes the mic! @umanitobasci

#WorldPhageDay (22 Oct) #WorldPhageWeek Calling all #PhagePioneers to post #phage social media contributions activity updates. #LovethePhage

The University of Manitoba @umanitobasci is searching for two INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS (tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in any field of science. Review of applications will begin Nov 30. Please RT.

@trevorcharles Glad you are all ok!!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 4 days ago

Tuesday's seminar in MBIO is from Dr. Yin "The premature yeast flocculation phenomenon in brewing and root cause examination” at 2:30. Check you email for the zoom link! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 4 days ago

ISME will host virtual microbial ecology summit #UnityInDiversity on 11-12 November 2020. The event, organized by early career scientists, is now welcoming abstracts. Check the website to learn more and submit your abstract! #isme #UnityInDiversity

The University of Manitoba Black Student Union. Open to all black students at the University of Manitoba. Follow them for upcoming information and updates! Check out their website at the link:

The UMGSA in partnership with the HSGSA and FGS will be providing subsidies on an application basis to help students purchase bus passes in lieu of the U-Pass for the Fall 2020 Term. Stay tuned for more information!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful for the awesome people in @MBMicrobiology @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub #BullerBuilding #preproom #213Buller @umanitobasci Keep well everyone!

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 week ago

Scholarships for full-time graduate students in Manitoba. Students may be from any discipline, provided that their research is related to the LGCA’s broad regulatory mandate. $5,000 for master’s students and $10,000 for doctoral students.

We are looking to recruit individuals with a strong computational background, particularly in MD simulations. People interested please shoot me an email at Would really appreciate a RT to reach as many people as possible!

Fleming attended the 2nd International Congress for Microbiology in London in 1936 and offered the brief technical paper pictured here. Visit to show us your own #AgarArt.

Live announcement from @RossRomanoSSM of $1M in funding from the Province of Ontario to @McMasterU to support the development of the Canadian Compound Collection and training program to beat back antibiotic resistance. Grateful for this important funding.

The UMGSA in partnership with the HSGSA and FGS will be providing subsidies on an application basis to help students purchase bus passes in lieu of the U-Pass for the Fall 2020 Term. Stay tuned for more information!

@hsanderson_phd @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @BUGS_UofM @UofMMedMicro @umanitobasci pls send an email to

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 weeks ago

The UM community is encouraged to get the Canada Covid Alert app to help with contact tracing and to keep everyone safe. #COVID19 #COVID19MB

BREAKING NEWS: The 2020 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”