Meet Ups

Microbiome Working Group & Human Microbiome Journal Club

The Microbiome Working Group is held Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 in HSC 1J9A. Researchers working on microbiome projects are encouraged to bring their laptops and get or give help with software tools, R, experiment planning, or whatever else is going on in your microbiome world. This is a drop-in with no presentations or preparation required.

The Human Microbiome Journal Club is held on the fourth Friday of each month from 3 – 4 in HSC 3N10A. One person chooses a paper to present and discuss. HMJC is typically followed up with Bioinformatics and Beer at the Phoenix. If you would like to present a paper at HMJC, please inform Dr. Jen Stearns at

To get updates about either of these groups (paper topics, cancellations, etc.), please add yourself to the (low-traffic) hmjc-l mailing list here:

Structural Biology Journal Club

The Structural Biology Journal Club is hosted by IIDR principal investigator Dr. Sara Andres and is open to all IIDR faculty and trainees. Journal Club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month in MDCL 2218.

Bio-Data Lunch

Hosted by the Department of Biology, a Friday lunch to discuss all things biological data. Contact Dr. Ben Bolker for details.

Seminars, Work-in-Progress, Rounds

The Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute has weekly Research in Progress and Noon Rounds.

Seminars! Our favourites are in the Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biology, MacData Institute, and the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR). Watch for the monthly IIDR – Infectious Diseases Joint Rounds!

McArthur Lab Meeting

The McArthur Lab has a group lab meeting most weeks in which we discuss our latest research progress. Thinking about joining the lab? Consider sitting in one of our meetings. Contact for details.