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Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 am - 10:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Talk - Genomic Features of Bacterial Adaption to Plants

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Introduction to Microbial Research

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:

Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:45 am - 11:45 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Ancient Microbes Panel

Together with the Office of Research, the WCMR presents a special panel discussion on:

Unearthing ancient environments with microbes.

The panel will feature WCMR speakers Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology), Kirsten Müller (Biology), and Andrew Doxey (Biology) as well as Peter Keech of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Refreshments provided.

Please register at

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Environmental Microbiology Journal club

Environmental Journal Club happens in STC from 12-1 pm, all are welcome.

Grant Jensen will present our paper: Abundance determines the functional role of bacterial phylotypes in microbial communities, by Rivett and Bell in Nature Micro last year. 

The paper can be found here.

Next events: Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 9.