Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 Teaching and Mentorship Awards

The College of Biological Science is honouring five exceptional educators and mentors with the 2023 CBS Teaching and Mentorship Awards. The awards recognize those who’ve demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to student learning, wellbeing and success. READ MORE HERE

The winners of the 2023 CBS Teaching and Mentorship Awards are:

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Whitfield!

Dr. Christopher Whitfield, professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Canada Research Chair in Microbial Cell Biology, has been granted the title of university professor emeritus in recognition of his work combatting antimicrobial resistence in bacterial pathogens and elevating the international profile of microbiological research at the university. Congratulations!!

Two CBS researchers awarded federal funding for innovative projects

Two researchers from the University of Guelph’s College of Biological Science have each been awarded $250,000 in funding through the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s Exploration program, administered by the Canadian government’s three research agencies. The program is designed to support transformative, interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward research.

Fighting Off Fungi: New Molecular Tool Joins the War Against Fungal Pathogen

Scientists have just been handed a new tool to fight the rising threat of fungal infections.

Researchers in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology have developed a molecular system that can activate just about any gene in a common fungal pathogen, opening the door to both targeted genetic investigations and genome-wide screening. Their work was recently published in the journal G3: Genes Genomes Genetics. READ MORE HERE

Recognizing the potential for growth in the Ontario craft cider sector

A University of Guelph research team led by Dr. George van der Merwe, a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Biological Sciences, is looking to expand and diversify the local craft cider industry in Ontario. 

To help facilitate growth in the cider industry, the team will cultivate new yeast stains, develop new cider apple varieties and seek to better understand how taxation impacts the industry. 

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