First study of humans with a rare immunodeficiency reveals how the immune system protects the body against pathogens known to cause serious diseases, such as tuberculosis and COVID-19. The research involving McGill University, paves the way for new therapies to treat autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammatory diseases, and new approaches to vaccine development.

Classified as: immune system, covid-19, Immunodeficiency, tuberculosis, autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammatory disease, vaccine development
Published on: 8 May 2023

In honour of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (November 18-24 2021), the AntiMicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre at McGill and the department of Microbiology and Immunology (MIMM) invited McGill undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to create a short video highlighting the causes and threats of AMR, and the actions citizens can take to tackle this problem.

7 videos have been submitted: watch them here.


Published on: 23 Nov 2022

The MIMM department invited the MIMM community to get creative by submitting journal cover art and/or other artistically striking and visually appealing scientific images from their research.

Here are the winners:

  • 1st place - Jessica Pei
  • 2nd place - Marcus Saldanha

  • 3rd place - Dr. Judith Mandl and Dakota Rogers

Published on: 23 Nov 2022

Part 1: Engaging Students Online

By Jacqueline Kort Mascort, Hilary Sweatman, Véronique Brulé, Jennie Ferris

Published on: 28 Sep 2021

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet, researchers from McGill University show that biodiversity does in fact foster further diversity in microbiomes that are initially less diverse. However, diversity rates plateau with increased competition for survival and space in more diverse microbiomes.

Classified as: microbiome, biodiversity, loss, microbial life, diversity begets diversity, Jesse Shapiro, Sustainability
Published on: 3 Feb 2021

The Faculty of Science is celebrating McGill’s 200th anniversary with a student art exhibition on the theme of “Science!”. McGill students at all levels and all faculties are invited to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

Faculty of Science bicentennial committee member, Torsten Bernhard, says the aim of the exhibition is to celebrate science in all its forms.

Published on: 12 Jan 2021
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