Navigation Links
Microbiologists receive top Canadian recognition
Date:5/8/2008

One is a veteran researcher, the other new, but two microbiologists from The University of Western Ontario have both been singled out to receive national recognition for their work on infectious diseases and immunity from the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM).

Dr. Miguel Valvano, a professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry received the prestigious CSM/Roche Diagnostics Award for outstanding accomplishments and Dr. John McCormick, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology received the Fisher Scientific Award for new researchers in microbiological sciences.

Valvano, who also holds a Canada Research Chair in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis, received his M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires, and trained as paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist in the Buenos Aires Childrens Hospital, and later as a molecular biologist in the Oregon Health Sciences University, before joining Western in 1988. His team discovered the way to kill B. cenocepacia, a superbug which can be highly contagious and deadly for those with cystic fibrosis. This discovery paves the way for the development of new antibiotics to treat it, as well as a vaccine to prevent it. We are investigating how bacteria make their outer surface and how can we find novel ways to interfere with this process, says Valvano.

A critical aspect of our research is also to train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to become outstanding biomedical scientists within an environment of scientific inquiry, and particularly placing an emphasis on personal and scientific integrity and on team player skills.

McCormick received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and continued post-doctoral training in the U.S. before coming to Western in 2002. McCormick is also a scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute and he holds a New Investigator awar
'/>"/>

Contact: Kathy Wallis
kwallis3@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x81136
University of Western Ontario
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Navy Receives Funding for Further Development of Hemopure(R)
2. UCSF receives funding for building from California stem cell agency
3. USC receives nearly $27 million in funding for new stem cell research facility
4. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Receives US FDA Approval for Three Generic Prescription Drugs; Two Using New FDA Electronic Filing Format
5. Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Receives Prestigious Texas Award for Performance Excellence
6. Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine researcher receives award
7. Canadian Company Receives Final Tender Approval From Rwanda For Vital AIDS Drug
8. Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to Receive More Katrina Recovery Grants
9. Quatro Composites Receives ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 Certification
10. Vascular Insights Receives FDA Clearance for Infusion Catheter
11. Epitomics receives ISO 9001 certification for the production of Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... gastro-intestinal tract has long been considered to be between ... Academy have used refined microscopic techniques that indicate a ... the gastro-intestinal tract is only as large as a ... digestive tract, which passes from the mouth through the ... of about 5 meters in a normal adult, and ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... of probiotics, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds, more and ... is getting in on the action. But legitimate skepticism ... industry is responding with clinical research to shore up ... Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news ... Bomgardner, a senior editor at C&EN, writes that about ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... concerned about an increase in adolescents, marijuana use following ... of relief. According to a new study at Rhode ... from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing ... adolescents. The study is published online in advance of ... , "Any time a state considers legalizing medical ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Alzheimer,s disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit ... latest crook in the research road, scientists have ... proteins associated with the disease. The report, which ... , could have important implications for developing novel ... colleagues explain that for years, research has suggested ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Health clinics that can provide primary care for ... both hospitals and insurance companies while improving patient ... hospital admissions suggests that health clinics that avoid ... save money by lowering hospital admission rates and ... of economics, Penn State Altoona. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The surface area of the digestive tract 'only' as large as a studio apartment 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2Health News:Clinics not bogged down by red tape can ease health cost burdens 2
... women in India are gradually becoming more susceptible to ... of India’s infected population//. ,"Women are biologically ... of education and trafficking of women are making the ... human rights and human security unit, United Nations Development ...
... village in Orissa ostracized a HIV positive woman and her ... the classroom in their school//. ,Sanjukta, 34, lost ... her elder daughter have been infected, the younger daughter is ... ,Soon after her husband Pradeep Nayak's death in ...
... who skip their menstrual cycle through contraceptive pills or ... to the female reproductive system such as cervical cancer, ... perception is that regular menses means 'a good cleanout' ... breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers, says Professor Ian Fraser, ...
... - Nearly 500 kindergarten schools on the island of ... from the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak// succumbed to the ... from the official news agency today. ,Health Minister ... immediate closure of 488 schools for two weeks, with a ...
... have some beneficial effects in fighting cancer, new research ... potential to perform better with this ingredient//. ,Vaccines work ... tissues and destroy them. But often, the immune system ... the healthy ones. ,But researchers at University ...
... foods in schools from September onwards - confectionery, crisps ... School Food trust. ,The trust, which was ... standards on food provided in schools – that includes ... to Dame Suzi Leather, the trust's chairwoman, New food ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Biologically Women Are More Vulnerable To HIV Infection 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. , Jan. 15, 2014 As ... of the flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in ... and strep throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to ... under strict protocol set by a physician participating in the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CLSN ) today ... to purchase an aggregate of approximately $15 million of ... offering, led by a dedicated health care fund. ... these investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  worldwide CEO, will ... Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) at ... The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the Omni Orlando Resort ... The ODAC is a distinguished event that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4
... Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ) ("Winner ... of high-quality medical dressings and consumer products made from 100% ... year ended September 30, 2011. Fiscal ... increased by 30.3% to $149.9 million from $115.0 million in ...
... LONDON, Nov. 30, 2011 Cognizant ... of consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services, ... deliver comprehensive biostatistics and medical reporting services to ... the agreement, Cognizant will provide centralized statistical programming, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 2Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 3Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 4Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 5Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 6Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 7Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 8Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 9Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 10Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 11Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 12Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 13Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 14Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 15Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 16Winner Medical Reports Full Fiscal Year 2011 Results 17Cognizant to Deliver Comprehensive Biostatistics and Medical Reporting Services for AstraZeneca 2Cognizant to Deliver Comprehensive Biostatistics and Medical Reporting Services for AstraZeneca 3
... The AMS Ambicor is a uniquely designed ... of cylinders implanted in the corpora cavernosa ... the scrotum. Patients simply squeeze the pump ... deflate the prosthesis. This closed, fluid-filled system ...
... an advanced three-part inflatable prosthesis consisting of a ... in the scrotum and a pair of cylinders ... the look and performance of a natural erection. ... the AMS 700 Series now features the new ...
Only Mentors reusable Alpine Leg Bag has patented Kraylex odor barrier, offset port options, and integrated loops providing total confidence and comfort....
Only Mentors reusable Alpine Leg Bag has patented Kraylex odor barrier, offset port options, and integrated loops providing total confidence and comfort....
Medicine Products: