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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...

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Entrepreneurship course inspires innovation and business training at Faculty of Science

Students have given a unanimous thumbs-up to the new course, SCI 4000 The Science Entrepreneurial Mindset! The course aims to provide students with an entrepreneurial toolkit and the confidence to bring their ideas to market. “To say this course exceeded my expectation would be an understatement! I learned many useful techniques. This course is what...

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Three Minute Thesis – Graduate students, get ready to submit your applications

DECEMBER 13, 2021 — It’s that time again! Applications for the tenth-anniversary edition of UM’s 3MT competition are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland, where graduate students have three minutes to explain to judges...

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Microbytes: featuring Ola Salama

Ola joined the Gerstein microstats lab in 2019 to study antifungal drug responses in Candida species. She recently published a paper that describes a computation method for analyzing time-lapse images and will talk about it in this episode of microbytes!  

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UM MicroBytes is on!

We are happy to share our new YouTube Channel MicroBytes featuring Dr. Ayush Kumar interviewing graduate students on their new publications!

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Andrew Hogan wins BAM Poster Award

We would like to congratulate Andrew Hogan, a PhD candidate from the Department of Microbiology, for winning the BAM Poster Award in the last Canadian Student Health Research Competition. For more information please visit the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) website

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Science Nerd Herd Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Team up with Dustin Maydaniuk and the Cardona Lab to help make cystic fibrosis history! Donate to our team. We will be virtually walking On May 30 Walk with us this year to help make CF History! Donate here  

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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!

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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....

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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!