2018 Faculty Promotions

4 July 2018|

The following faculty members received academic promotion this year:

Congratulation to Drs. Alex Ensminger and Roman Melnyk who have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry.

Also, Dr. Gregory Fairn (primary appointment: Surgery) has been promoted to Associate Professor, and Drs. Walter Kahr (primary appointment: Paediatrics) and Aleixo Muise (primary appointment: Paediatrics) have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.

Congratulations to you […]

Ensminger lab discovers a class of bacterial effectors with novel regulatory activities

3 February 2017|

Many bacterial pathogens modulate their hosts through complex arsenals of effector proteins that are injected into host cell during infection. Indeed, the concept that effectors target host proteins and processes to modulate their activities is central to the current molecular understanding of host-pathogen interactions. Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of a deadly pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease, has over 300 effectors, which is the largest known arsenal amongst bacterial pathogens. […]

An image of Alex Ensminger (left) and Trevor Moraes (right) at the 66th annual CSM.

The 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists – a huge success!

27 June 2016|

On June 12-15, the 66th annual Canadian Society of Microbiologists led by co-chairs Trevor Moraes and Alex Ensminger was held at the University of Toronto hosted for the first time in over 30 years. CSM2016 was a resounding success with over 525 registrants the most ever recorded at a CSM conference. The conference was held on campus with >45 talks in MSB and >300 posters in Hart […]

The 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists

11 June 2016|

The local organizing committee (LOC) cordially invites you to the University of Toronto for the 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, to be held between Sunday June 12th and Wednesday June 15th. The LOC has identified symposia topics that will be of interest to CSM members within the three central themes of the CSM. The conference will start on Sunday with an education and career development workshops. […]