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

January
27

Dr. Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Pathoecology and evolution of Vibrio cholerae

 
27

How to employ AI to fight cancer with Dr. Jörg Stetefeld

Hybrid Method Approach in Drug Discovery Pipelines- How to employ AI to fight cancer. Dr. Jörg Stetefeld, Departments of Chemistry...

 
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Fall/Winter Term spanning courses Voluntary Withdrawal deadline with Winter term refund

Jan. 29, 2021 Fall/Winter Term spanning courses Voluntary Withdrawal deadline with Winter term refund

 
29

Last date to drop Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses with refunds

Jan. 29, 2021 Last date to drop Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses with refunds

 
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The Cell Phone: Humanity Transformed with guest speaker Martin Cooper (inventor of the cell phone)

Join Martin Cooper, pioneer of the wireless communications industry for a talk on the invention that transformed humanity.

February
01

Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate for Spring 2021 (most students)

Feb. 1, 2021 Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate for Spring 2021 (most students)

 
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Last date to add Winter and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses

Feb. 1, 2021 Last date to add Winter and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses

 
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Graduation date for students graduating in February 2021

Feb. 3, 2021 Graduation date for students graduating in February 2021

 
04

Pathways to Exceptional Achievement - Career Panel Discussion

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, celebrate the incredible achievements of our 2021 honoured alumni, and join us for a discussion...

 
15

Louis Riel Day (University closed)

Feb. 15, 2021 Louis Riel Day (University closed)

News

5 Days of Positivity

Join us for the 5-Days of Positivity Challenge next week January 18 – 22, 2021, on social media! Together let’s get our Winter Term 2021 off to a great start! Why Participate? The Science of Positive thinking is more than warm fuzzy thoughts! Research suggests that positive thinking can not only help you feel better...

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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”. Presented via Livestream, this public talk is part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Huebner will unveil his new book: “Celebrating the People of...

News

Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

Dennis Ballard is working with Manitoba First Nations to recruit Indigenous students interested in becoming Indigenous scientists and supporting health, environment, technology and industry in their own home communities. Ballard is leading the new Wawatay program where the first cohort of UM Indigenous students will journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term...

News

Ambassadors of science – new science communications course

In his 1374 epic poem “Troilus and Criseyde”, Geoffrey Chaucer offered up the following observation:  “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” The idea that big things come from small beginnings is a concept of which Christina Penner is well aware. The Computer Science instructor received notice of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...

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Can’t wait for all of you to join us for #CanFunNet21! Stay tuned for new updates coming very very soon! https://t.co/tGpGKSZXC5

Canadian scientific societies speak out against vaccine misinformation, including @KumarLab from the @CSM_SCM and @MBMicrobiology See the document supporting COVID-19 vaccines at https://t.co/wy471jwowF @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci https://t.co/KjHfh1Cmkk

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 10 hours ago

@CSM_SCM and other Canadian Scientific societies fight vaccine misinformation https://t.co/nmBnDo0htb

Here's an image of students remote learning during a polio outbreak in the 1940s. Schools closed and teachers read lessons on the radio. We've endured this before and come out the other side... we'll do so again!

CSM 2021! 2/2 https://t.co/TWINVFQr6C

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CSM Summer 2021! https://t.co/rsqOe46kpt

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Arguably, one of the greatest microbiologists of the last 100 years. Also a mentor to his field. Proposed Molecular Koch's Postulates. https://t.co/xwau4SVQWh

Tuesday's seminar is by Zisanur Rahman! See you at 2:30 - check your email for Zoom coordinates @cardona_lab @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @umanitobasci

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Dr. Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, will present: Pathoecology and evolution of Vibrio cholerae. Wed. Jan 27 at 10:20 am (zoom link in notice). Brought to you by MGPSF! @umanitobasci @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @BUGS

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 6 days ago

Dr. de Kievit's podcast on bacterial biocontrol agents! @MBMicrobiology @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa @BUGS_UofM https://t.co/sEIucX6eD4

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Great research by Dr. Miguel Uyaguari @MBMicrobiology @UofmMicroclub @UMmicrogsa https://t.co/3poVocDI1i

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Alumni and Students. We are seeking your feedback on the four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs. Help us meet the needs of our students & support them towards outstanding futures! The survey can be found here: https://t.co/WQD7unqHps

Willing to lose an opportunity for potential training in one of the oldest Dept of Immunology in North America? NO! Join @UM_Immu Virtual #OpenHouse starting tomorrow Jan 14 3PM CST. Register via QCR or https://t.co/SGelIiIxcp #vaccine #COVID19 @UManitobaHSGSA @MyUMSU

The Indigenous Awards of Excellence recognizes Indigenous students, faculty and support staff who are going above and beyond to make UM an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Nomination are due Monday, February 8, 2021. #umindigenous https://t.co/WUPdcRtias

Grad students! We want to see your research! Applications for the 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) are due January 21. Full details: https://t.co/DAWV5MUpEb #umanitoba #3MT

opening position at @umanitobasci @umanitoba Dean of Science! This is a great leadership opportunity; come work with us #STEM @AcademicChatter @ass_deans https://t.co/3DmSdHSXfp

Turning qualitative observation to quantitative measurement through #statistical computing: vignettes from #microbiology and #genetics. Join us Jan 25, 3-4pm ET for this #ARESeminars talk with Dr. Aleeza Gerstein. https://t.co/sVfTrLp2O8 @acgerstein @StatsUMan @MBMicrobiology

#TeamPatel is expanding, and looking for a postdoctoral researcher @uLethbridge">@BiophysicsUleth @arrti_rna @UofLArtsci @uLethbridge. More information👇. #RNA #Biophysics #StructuralBiology #Viruses Please share!

Research Technician – Food Microbiology and Soil Microbiology #jobs #Canada @AAFC_Canada #BC https://t.co/MyqZ2PAYN7