Monday, December 10, 2018 — 12:00 PM EST

We will meet to discuss the recent Hillmann et al. paper "Evaluating the Information Content of Shallow Shotgun Metagenomics" today, in STC from 12-1 pm. The paper can be read here

Monday, November 5, 2018 — 10:00 AM EST

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

  • Data storage options
  • Repositories for data and articles
  • Metadata
  • DOIs
  • Data ownership rights
  • Meeting Tri-agency grant obligations
Monday, October 29, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

Lisa Johnson has selected our article for group discussion - "Cryptic CH4 cycling in the sulfate–methane transition of marine sediments apparently mediated by ANME-1 archaea" by Beulig et al in ISME this year. The article can be found here.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

microTALK panel - topic: Microbes @ Work

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

On Wednesday Oct 10th at 10am come to QNC 1506 to hear Ontario Genomics give information on their upcoming Ontario regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3).

Monday, October 1, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

UW Environmental Micro Journal Club - in STC 2002

Jackson Tsuji will lead a discussion on the recent and highly-discussed paper A standardized bacterial taxonomy based on genome phylogeny substantially revises the tree of life.

Friday, September 28, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT
 
This week's seminar is our keynote for the semester! Dr. Jennifer Gardy from the University of British Columbia will be here on Friday, with her seminar taking place from 2:30-3:30 pm in QNC 2502. Please note the room change
 
Dr. Gardy is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics. Her research uses whole-genome sequencing of bacterial and viral pathogens to understand outbreak and epidemic dynamics, with a specific focus on tuberculosis.
 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT

Especially for undergraduate and graduate students, the newly formed WatSAM (Waterloo Students and Microbiology) club will be hosting a panel of speakers from multiple disciplines who can tell you how microbiology impacts their field of work, answer your questions, and possibly spark a love for microbial research.

Panelists include:

Monday, August 27, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT

Asaf Levy - Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Plants intimately associate with diverse bacteria. Plant-associated bacteria have ostensibly evolved genes that enable them to adapt to plant environments. However, the identities of such genes are mostly unknown, and their functions are poorly characterized.

Friday, August 17, 2018 — 2:05 PM EDT
 

On Friday August 17th, WCMR will be hosting a day of Synthetic Biology at the University of Waterloo featuring Stanley Cohen, a pioneer in the field of genetic engineering.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

On June 13th at 1pm Professor Jo Handelsman will present a seminar "Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab" before receiving her honorary doctorate at convocation at the University of Waterloo.

STC 0060, June 13, 1 pm

Monday, June 4, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

 


Event Rescheduled! - Monday June 4th, 11:00-12:00, QNC 1506


Patenting Life is a tricky situation. Graham McKinnon, co-founder of Carbon Patent Group, discusses stories of CRISPR IP and patenting life as well as 101 rejections for USPTO.

Mr. McKinnon’s specialty is drafting and prosecuting patents in the fields of chemistry, therapeutics, drug delivery, genomics, proteomics, protein chemistry and medical devices. He is currently involved in the patenting of CRISPR in Canada.

Monday, April 23, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Monday, April 23, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Aneisha Collins-Fairclough will lead our discussion on "A virus or more in (nearly) every cell: ubiquitous networks of virus–host interactions in extreme environments", published in the ISMEJ this year.

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Monday, April 9, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Lee Bergstrand: "Metagenomes reveal global distribution of bacterial steroid catabolism in natural, engineered, and host environments"

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Monday, March 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Saeed Amin. "Retrieval of a million high-quality, full-length microbial 16S and 18S rRNA gene sequences without primer bias"

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Monday, March 12, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Alexandra Sauk Paper: Kowarsky et al. 2017

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Monday, February 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

Presenter: Emilie Spasov. Paper: Callahan et al. ISME 2017

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Monday, February 12, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

Presenter: Steffen Klaere

Paper: Exact sequence variants should replace operational taxonomic units in marker-gene data analysis

The Environmental Microbiology Journal club discusses a recent paper of interest pertaining to microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology on a biweekly basis. One person selects the article of interest and provides a brief overview of the main findings and implications of the work. A group discussion follows.

This week's paper from the ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology talks about next generation sequencing and metagenomics. Join host Prof Laura Hug to learn more!

Monday, January 29, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

Presenter: Zinda Lu. A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil.

Join host Prof Laura Hug for the Environmental Microbiology Journal club to discuss a recent paper of interest in microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, metagenomics, and emerging microbiology trends.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM EST

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