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Friday, September 28, 2018

Prof. Laura Hug characterizes microbes of municipal waste in Jamaica

Prof. Laura Hug and female colleague stand by University of Waterloo sign.

Landfills represent the world's fastest growing contaminated sites and are potential contamination origins of surface and drinking water systems. Waterloo biologist Laura Hug, along with her colleagues, characterized the microbial communities of the Riverton City dump in Jamaica which lacks engineered protection for leachate containment and treatment.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Waterloo scientists awarded $2 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Michael Power, Trevor Charles, Juewen Liu.

Three researchers from the Faculty of Science received more than $2 million in Strategic Partnership Research Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last week. Recipients included Professors Michael Power and Trevor Charles from the Department of Biology and Professor Juewen Liu from the Department of Chemistry.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Understanding and protecting the lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay being interviewed by Parks Canada

Located in northeast Alberta, the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world. Serving as the junction of four major North American waterfowl migratory routes, millions of ducks and geese descend to feed and nest here each summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Andrew Doxey wins first Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award

Andrew Doxey.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Andrew Doxey as the first recipient of the Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award (SEECRA).

Monday, June 18, 2018

Andrew Doxey receives Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

Andrew Doxey

Tomorrow, Prof. Andrew Doxey will receive the 2018 Thermo Fisher Scientific Award at the annual Canadian Society for Microbiologists conference in Winnipeg.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Waterloo Biologist mentors local teen, the 2018 International BioGENEius Challenge winner

Brian Dixon and Sajeev Kohli.

Professor Brian Dixon hosts Sajeev Kohli in his University of Waterloo lab, guiding him on experiments and helping to promote his work to the outside world.

Last week, Sajeev Kohli, a local Waterloo teen from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, won the International BioGENEius Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

Silhouette of different animals marching in single file.

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.

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