Welcome to Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research

Explore and Exploit Microbes

The Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research (WCMR) is an institution at the University of Waterloo whose mandate is to promote research and education in the application of microbiological principles and techniques to address environmental, industrial, economic and human health challenges.

Members, with their diverse research interests and varying academic backgrounds, through the WCMR, come together to engage in collaborative research in which microbes, as part of aquatic, terrestrial, engineered and host-associated environments, are explored through;

• computational analysis of sequence data
• identification of constituent species
• annotation and identification of novel molecular activities
• development of synthetic biology applications
• engineering of microbial processes for industrial applications
• participation in international sharing
• standardization of big data.

The Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research as a group, plans to unify, catalyze, and promote multidisciplinary research which explores and exploits  microbes, at the University of Waterloo.

6Faculties represented
50+Faculty Members
8Research chairs

  1. Sep. 28, 2018WCMR member Laura Hug characterizes microbes of municipal waste

    Landfills represent the world's fastest growing contaminated sites and are potential contamination origins of surface and drinking water systems. WCMR member Dr.

  2. July 24, 2018Microbiology related Faculty positions at UWaterloo

    Two tenure-track positions at the University of Waterloo are currently accepting applications.

  3. July 19, 2018Waterloo and Chile meet

    WCMR members, Trevor Charles and Murray Moo-Young, hosted a workshop on biomanufacturing at UW, June 24-27, as part of a new IPRG collaborative project between UW and the Members of CeBiB at the University of Chile.  Industrial representativ

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  1. Oct. 18, 2018Cancelled - Panel - Microbes @ Work

    microTALK panel - topic: Microbes @ Work

  2. Nov. 5, 2018Managing data and more

    Featuring Kathy Szigeti from the UWaterloo library, an information session on resources and best practices on topics related to data management including:

    • Data storage options
    • Repositories
    • Metadata
    • DOIs
    • Data ownership rights
    • and more
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