With this donation from Pfizer Canada, early career scientists and researchers across the McGill and MUHC community have an opportunity to carry out research across three broad thematic areas: Pandemic Threats, Antimicrobial Resistance, Microbes that Shape Human Health.
Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced an investment of more than $960 million in support of research and innovation through a suite of programs. These programs include the John R.
The most abundant animals on farms—and everywhere on land, in fact—are microscopic worms called nematodes. Some kinds benefit the soil, but others parasitize crops, inflicting more than $100 billion in losses worldwide each year. Although pesticides can get rid of harmful nematodes, they inflict collateral damage on other life.
On November 15, Clarivate Analytics, a company specializing in citation data, published the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list. Many citations mean a paper has had great influence among scientific peers. A group of 16 McGill researchers made the cut, recognized as some of the most frequently cited scientists and social scientists in the world over the last decade. The 2022 list captures the period from 2011 to 2021.
Read the article in the McGill Reporter.
Qian Liu, PhD, an Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology, received the award for her project, Single-molecule interactions between Nipah virus and the interferon-induced transmembrane proteins.
Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, Faster to produce than conventional vaccines, the potential applications of synthetic mRNA to prevent illness and treat diseases seem nearly limitless.
Congratulations to Professor Robin Beech (Parasitology) who will become McGill’s Dean of Students on November 1.
Robin joined the Institute of Parasitology in 1992 and has served as the Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies since 2015. In addition to his extensive experience in student advising, supervision, discipline and policy, he is skilled in conflict resolution, mediation and creative problem solving.
Professor Reza Salavati has been appointed Director of the Institute of Parasitology for a 5-year term starting July 1, 2020. Professor Salavati is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Parasitology and an Associate Member of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University. His research programs focus on the biology of the protozoan parasites of global importance and drug discovery. He has developed computational and experimental methods to determine the functions of the poorly annotated parasite genomes to target unique pathways for drug discovery.
Dr. Boatin [an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Parasitology who teaches in the Parasitology graduate program] has played a transformative, frontline role in the field of disease.
“We applaud his tireless efforts in accelerating the pace towards Onchocerciasis disease elimination, and the elimination and control of other infectious diseases in Developing Countries. He has been for many years a frontline health worker driving global health and has been recognized by the Reach Awards program Reaching the Last Mile”, Dr. Roger Prichard.
Congratulations to Jianguo (Jeff) Xia ( AnSci/Para), Guillaume Bourque (Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Center) and Pierre-Étienne Jacques (Sherbrooke) who were awarded $1.1 by Genome Canada earlier this week.
New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.
...Professors Timothy Geary (Institute of Parasitology) and Anja Geitmann (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) were each awarded funding in this round.
Congratulations to Professor Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, Department of Animal Science and Institute of Parasitology, who has been named a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics.
Dr. William C. Campbell, D.Sc.'07, is among the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, announced October 5, 2015, by the Nobel Prize Committee. William Campbell received his Honorary Doctorate at the Macdonald Campus convocation in 2007.