Recognizing the importance of effective communication in Science and cross-pollination of ideas and techniques, the Department of Microbiology is hosting a 3MM (three minutes of Microbiology!) on May 29 during the Microbiology Annual Retreat.
The 3MM event is encouraging students and professors to share their research using a 3MT (3 minute thesis) style presentation. The Department will recognize student participation and the three best presentations in each of the categories: Masters and PhD theses.
Regardless of the competition, the main goal of this activity is the sharing of ideas in a positive environment, which is respectful of diversity in its many forms. In addition, the microbiology students will acquire skills to enter formal 3MT competitions held every year at the University of Manitoba and all over the world.
Participants: please see below important information!
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded a Pilot and Feasibility Grant to the University of Manitoba Interdisciplinary team formed by Silvia Cardona, Rebecca Davis, and Pingzhao Hu. Together, the group will combine their expertise in chemogenomics, cheminfomatics and artificial intelligence to develop an in silico tool to predict antibiotic activity in Burkholderia cepacia complex, followed by experimental validation of predictions. Credits go to lab members Md. Mohaiminul Islam, Kevin Jeffers, Andrew M. Hogan and Qian Liu for producing amazing preliminary results!
Aarani Mathialagan, a graduate from McMasters University Integrated Science Program worked over the summer with Dr. Cardona and a group of professors at University of Manitoba to develop a new Bachelors program with an interdisciplinary approach. She did amazingly well! We wish her the best for the next step in her career!
As a Mitacs #Globalink Research Intern, Armando Palacios Chaparro barcoded bacterial mutants, optimized an inducible expression system, and shared his home recipe for tacos! Wow, what a summer, Armando!