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McGill AMR Researcher Andrew Gonzalez Makes the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

Biology professor and AMR associate antimicrobial resistance center member Andrew GonzalezAMR member Andrew Gonzalez was one of 14 McGill scientists who made the 2021 list of most highly cited researchers.  The list is compiled yearly by Clarivate and includes the top cited authors within their respective fields.

Stamping out superbugs

As the threat of the pandemic begins to fade in some areas, researchers are turning their attention to another imminent crisis: antimicrobial resistance.

Dr Dao Nguyen and Dr Makeda Semret talk about the antibiotic resistance crisis

Image by Owen Egan/Joni Dufour.

Diana Kwon | 24 Sep 2021

During the last year and a half, the world’s attention has been focused squarely on SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. While deadly, this virus is only one of many pathogens that threaten our well-being. For many years, scientists have been warning about another microscopic menace: drug-resistant microbes.

McGill University Health Centre Researcher Vivian Loo Receives the 2021 Peggy Lillis Foundation Innovator Award for Her Work With C.difficle

C.difficile bacteria under the microscope.  MUHC researcher Vivian Loo receives an Innovator Award for her research in C.difficile.Clostridioides difficile causes approximately 500 000 infections a year in the United States most often developing following antibiotic treatment. As part of the US C.difficile Awareness month the Peggy Lillis Foundation held its virtual gala to raise awareness and recognize significant contributions in the field. One of three awardees was MUHC researcher Vivian Loo who received the Peggy Lillis Foundation Innovator Award.

McGill Researchers Solve the Largest Protein Crystal Structure Yet

Crystal structure of COA with bound substrateAMR members Albert Berghuis and Martin Schmeing and their teams have recently solved the crystal structure of the Thermus thermophilus ribosome in complex with plazomicin at a resolution of 3.27 Å.  The structure was recently reported in Nature Communications Biology.

Research Offers Insight in the Battle with Antibiotic Resistance

structural details of EreC, an enzyme responsible for macrolide resistanceMcGill researcher Albert Berghuis and his team reported structural details of EreC, an enzyme responsible for macrolide resistance.  The structure was published in Nature Communications in March 2021.

New Antibiotic Resistance Centre Will Tackle Resistance Crisis

Dr. Dao Nguyen, Clinician-Scientist in the Respiratory Diseases Program at the Research Institute of the MUHCAntibiotic resistance is considered by the WHO to be one of the greatest threats facing mankind.  With the creation of the Antimicrobial Research Centre, McGill Researchers will be at the forefront of the battle against antimicrobial resistance in microorganisms.


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