2019-2020 Infection & Immunity Seminar Series

Infection and Immunity Seminar Series are offered as the Current Topics in Microbiology course. The Department invites guest speakers to talk about their current research.  The seminars are a compulsory part of our graduate program but are open to all interested participants. 

For more information about the Guest Speaker Seminar Series, office.microimm [at] mcgill.ca (please contact us).

Seminar Time: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm (unless otherwise indicated)

​Location: Duff Amphitheater, 3775 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4

Additional dates may be added throughout the academic year.







Thursday, September 19 2019


Dr. Marcelo Lopez-Lastra

Professor, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Insight into Andes orthohantavirus-host relationship; from basic to translational science Dr. Andrew Mouland

Thursday, October 10 2019


Dr. Fernando Lopes Assistant Professor, Institute of Parasitology, McGill University Immunometabolism and host-parasite interaction modulating inflammatory responses Dr. Irah King
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Thursday, October 31 2019


Dr. Lori Frappier



Department of Molecular Genetics

University of Toronto

New Functions of Epstein-Barr Virus Proteins in Host Manipulation

Dr. Jacques Archambault

Thursday, November 14 2019


Dr. Sylvain Moineau

Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bioinformatics at the Université Laval

CRISPR-Cas systems: The revenge of the phages

Dr. Corinne Maurice

Thursday, February 13 2020


Dr. Marceline Cote


University of Ottawa

Canada Research Chair in Molecular Virology and Antiviral Therapeutics

Assistant Director of the Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology

Ebola virus in control: a virus journey to late endosomal/lysosomal compartments

Dr. Selena Sagan

Thursday, February 20 2020 


Dr. Craig Jenne

Canada Research Chair in Imaging Approaches Towards Studying Infection

Associate Professor

Dept. Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases

Dept. Critical Care Medicine

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

University of Calgary

Intravital Approaches to Studying Platelet Biology and Viral Inflammation Dr. Martin Richer

Thursday, March 12 2020


Dr. Ricardo Gazzinelli

Senior Investigator - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Professor of Medicine - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The circadian cycle and malaria: the sweet side of the story Dr. Martin Olivier


Thursday, March 26 2020


Dr. Lisa Osborne University of British Columbia Host and environmental regulation of intestinal immunity and inflammation

Dr. Martin Richer


Thursday, April 9 2020 


Dr. Yves Brun

Université de Montréal

Canada 150 Research Chair in Bacterial Cell Biology

The role of dynamic pili in bacterial adhesion

Dr. Greg Marczynski


Friday, April 17 2020


*This seminar is organized by the Department of Physiology and will be taking place in Room 1034 of the McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6).


Dr. Carla Rothlin Yale University The virtues of restraint Dr. Irah King & Dr. Judith Mandl
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