Fellowship-winners-2016-1Ten undergraduate students from the faculties of Science and Health Sciences have been awarded the prestigious Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) Summer Student Fellowship, including our own Briony Lago (third from the right). This highly competitive fellowship, now in its fourth year and worth $1,000, is designed to support students working in the labs of IIDR members during their summer practicum, which runs from May to August. Briony Lago joined the lab as part of her McMaster Chemical Biology Co-Op program, working on our ‘Omic’ Responses & Inactivity in Aging project (a collaboration with colleagues in Kinesiology & Chemistry), our collaboration with Bates College on the role of Nfe2 in oxidative stress response during zebrafish development, and biocuration of our Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database.

See: Q&A with IIDR Summer Fellowship recipient Briony Lago

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Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma is a 2cd year Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences student how as a volunteer designed and created the new AMR Forums! Learn more about Arjun’s project at ‘New online AMR forum is a valuable learning resource’ or visit the AMR Forums.

 

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Andrew-judy627Dr. McArthur gave a MacTalk at McMaster’s Big Ideas Better Cities evenings on Health and Social Innovation through Big Data about “Combatting antibiotic resistance using surveillance”. See the related How ‘Big Data’ can help solve big problems article at McMaster Daily News and the coverage at the Hamilton Spectator.

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Larissa-williams-2012-300x200A new NIH-funded collaboration with Dr. Larissa Williams, Bates College, USA that applies transcriptomic approaches to examination of the role Nfe2 in oxidative stress response during development of the model species Danio rerio (zebrafish).

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INN_CFI_ENB_2C_RGBThe McArthurLab receives funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation: Twelve McMaster research projects receive more than $2.4-million

 

 

fwiDr. McArthur to be a @McMasterU Learning Portfolio Fellow! Continuing the collaboration with @TweetDrD & @McMaster_MIIETL: Meet the 2015/2016 Learning Portfolio Fellows

 

 

blue301logoDr. McArthur will be spending August 2015 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a Guest Investigator of Dr. Mark Hahn, continuing a long standing collaboration in ecotoxicogenomics.

 

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UnknownThe McArthur lab is proud to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty of Science on the metabolic and transcriptional responses to human inactivity and aging under the leadership of Dr. Stuart Phillips (pictured) of the Department of Kinesiology’s Exercise Metabolism Research Group. Dr. Phillips successfully competed in Faculty of Science Call for Interdisciplinary Projects 2015 to obtain funding for this project, which also includes Dr. Martin Gibala (Department of Kinesiology) and Dr. Philip Britz‐McKibbin of the Department of Chemistry.

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Amos Raphenya and Pearl Guo have joined the McArthur Lab! Amos graduated from McMaster with Bachelor of Computer Engineering in 2008 and joins the lab as a core software engineer, for both our drug resistance and ecotoxicogenomics projects. Pearl just finished her second year at the University of Waterloo’s Computer Science co-op program, with a minor in Bioinformatics. Pearl will be performing a 3 month co-op position in the lab, with a focus on algorithms for prediction of glycopeptide resistance.

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imageMcMaster Innovation Showcase 2014 is an opportunity for the University to demonstrate the exciting technologies that have been developed at McMaster, feature the initiatives underway relating to entrepreneurship, and engage with the community.

When: November 12, 2014; 8:00am – 5:00pm Where: McMaster Innovation Park Atrium, First Floor

More information on Keynote address, roundtable discussion, and Open Doors can be found here.

BznF4UsCQAActU5.jpg-largeToday was the annual Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) Research Trainee Day, a great day of presentations and posters. Congratulations to the Award Winners.