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 join by Zoom, contact Jo Davies for the link.

April 6, 2021

Matt Van Schepdael:

“Determination of the molecular mechanism of transmembrane domain effector delivery by the type six secretion system.”

Katie Wiebe:

“Optimization of bacteriophage production for use against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in swine.”

March 30, 2021

Tiffany Penner:

“Functional and structural investigation of Legionella pneumophila core effectors, Lpg1356, Lpg2832 and Lpg3000.”

Jocelyn Plouffe

“Seasonal fluctuations of methanotrophs in landfill cover soil.”

March 23, 2021

Dustin Maydaniuk:

“Novel antimicrobials from the anti-arthritis drug Auranofin and their mechanism of action against Burkholderia cenocepacia.”

Ryan Payton

“Understanding Central Carbon Metabolism in the Model Endosymbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti.”

March 19, 2021

Janice Fajardo:

“Understanding the interactions between Fusarium graminearum and other microbes in the malting environment.”

Jhannelle Francis

“Virome distribution in aquatic ecosystems impacted by anthropogenic activities within urban areas of Manitoba.”

March 2, 2021

Scott Bachus

“Exploiting Human Adenovirus: Determining the Function of ARGLU1 and Constructing Recombinant Viral Biotherapeutics”

Anuradha De Silva

“Using variants of ubiquitin to develop Turnip Yellow Mosaic viral resistant Arabidopsis thaliana and Canola”