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


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...


Undergraduate Science Student Town Hall

We want to hear from you. How can we improve your student experience? Have input on future planning. Share your...


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!


Graduate Student Panel - Natural Resources Institute

Graduate Student Panel for Undergraduate Students


Introduction to the Tidyverse in R

Learn how to use manipulate data and produce quality data visualizations tools. Recommended= knowledge of R and RStudio.


The geometry of ecosystems in a changing world - Corina Tarnita, Princeton University

Regular spatial patterns are common in natural systems—across organisms and scales—and can convey important information about those systems’ structure and...


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...


Seminar Wed Oct 28 at 3:30 (zoom). Dr. Budisa: Chemical evolution of synthetic bacterial cells using non-canonical amino acids, brought to you by the Manitoba Group in Protein Structure and Function. @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @MCSBresearch @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 2 hours ago

I am currently looking for grad students interested in microbial ecology and physiology in biological water treatment systems. See attached for details, please RT!

Are you applying for one of our 2020-2021 Trainee Awards? We have put together an FAQ video to help you! @BrandonUni @UCN_hereyoucan @uwinnipeg @umanitoba @CHRIManitoba @CancerCareMB @HSCFoundation @ManitobaLung @CHImbca @UM_RadyFHS @ustboniface

6/6 tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level @umanitoba for an Indigenous scholar.

5/6 Assistant Professor, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease @uofg

Jobs thread below, with positions at various levels! See links for details and closing dates. 1/6 Assistant Professor, Innate Immunity @uofg

Tuesday's MBIO seminar is from Dr. Jean-Michel Ané Departments of Bacteriology and Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2:30 on zoom - see your email for the link! @UMmicrogsa @UofmMicroclub @umanitobasci

ManitobaMicrobiology @MBMicrobiology 1 day ago

Important information: #uminternational students with, or approved for, a study permit who will be attending an approved designated learning institution – like UM – may now be able to travel to Canada. Please refer to this thread for useful information and links. #umanitoba

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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago