Congratulations Jalees Nasir on being awarded the Dr. Jordon Page Harshman Bursary! The Dr. Jordan Page Harsham Bursary was established in 2011 by the Harshman
Congratulations Dr. Sheridan Baker – Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship
Congratulations Dr. Sheridan Baker on being awarded a 2-year Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will allow him to train jointly in clinical epidemiology, molecular epidemiology,
The McArthur Lab welcomes Team Meta-Model, a volunteer curation team led by former BioPharm Co-Op Keaton Smith, working on curating and upgrading the Comprehensive Antibiotic
IIDR Trainee Day 2022!
KARYN MUKIRI – Predicting the total resistome KEATON SMITH – Advancements in curation of the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database JALEES NASIR – Viral fishing expedition:
CARD 2023: expanded curation, support for machine learning, and resistome prediction at the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database
Alcock et al. 2023. Nucleic Acids Res Oct 20, 2022:gkac920. (online ahead of print) The Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD; card.mcmaster.ca) combines the Antibiotic Resistance
Welcome new M.Sc. student Mateusz Wlodarski!
The McArthur lab welcomes back past undergraduate student and now newly minted Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences M.Sc. student Mateusz Wlodarski! Mateusz will be working on
Capturing the antibiotic resistome of preterm infants reveals new benefits of probiotic supplementation
Guitor et al. 2022. Microbiome 10(1):136. Background: Probiotic use in preterm infants can mitigate the impact of antibiotic exposure and reduce rates of certain illnesses;
Summer Conferences 2022
(presenters in bold; lab members underlined) Baker, S.J.C., S. Yaqoob, M.-T. Usuanlele, J. Gilchrist, M. Smieja, M. Loeb, S. Khan, J. Pernica, M.G. Surette, A.G.
Datasets for benchmarking antimicrobial resistance genes in bacterial metagenomic and whole genome sequencing
Raphenya et al. Scientific Data volume 9, Article number: 341 (2022). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a key tool in identifying and characterising disease-associated bacteria
The burden of drug-resistant infections continues to threaten our arsenal of antibiotics. Despite the rise in genomic sequencing of clinical isolates, there is a lack