Subject: IIDR eNews - October 27th, 2017

Issue 2 - October 27, 2017
This Month at IIDR 
Highlights From The 7th Annual IIDR Trainee Day

IIDR Trainee Day is a student-led event that illuminates and celebrates the innovative work being done within our institute. Read about this year's event and awardees, and check out the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research Facebook page to add and view pictures.

McMaster’s Good Bugs, Bad Bugs Program Offers a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Microbial Research

The Good Bugs, Bad Bugs Program, led by IIDR's Dr. Eric Brown, is a collaborative initiative that aligns the research efforts of globally-renowned researchers from the Michael G. DeGroote Institute of Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) and Farncome Family Digestive Health Research Institute (FFDHRI).
McMaster University Receives $3.6M in Federal Funds to Support Development of New TB Vaccine

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most devastating diseases, resulting in an estimated 1.8 million deaths in 2015 alone. IIDR’s Dr. Zhou Xing and Dr. Fiona Smaill may be the first in Canada – and amongst the first in the world – to have developed an effective new vaccination strategy.

A “Universal” Flu Shot – Novel Discoveries Leading to Improved Global Health

Dr. Matthew Miller, IIDR member and researcher at the McMaster Immunology Research Centre, is part of an innovative team who have designed what could be a “universal vaccination” against influenza.

IIDR's Dr. Hendrik Poinar Amongst Forensic Experts Concluding "Cancer Didn’t Kill Pablo Neruda"

A group of international forensic experts shed light on the fascinating mystery regarding the potential murder of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, Pablo Neruda.

IIDR Member Dr. John Whitney Makes Molecular Microbiology's List of 30 Most Influential Papers

Dr. Whitney's 2014 article "Genetically distinct pathways guide effector export through the type VI secretion system" makes Molecular Microbiology's 30th Anniversary Special Issue, which features 30 influential papers - one for each year of publishing.

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The 2017 Trainee Day Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all who attended this year's 7th Annual IIDR Trainee Research Day!
Upcoming Events
Monday, October 30th: Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series - Dr. Steve Gyorffy & Dr. Ted Witek
"Drug Discovery and translation - innovating health care in challenging times"
4:00 - 5:30 pm
MDCL 3020

Wednesday, November 1st: ID/IIDR Combined Rounds - Dr. Jeffrey Pernica & Dr. Michael Surette
“Diarrhea, Probiotics and the Microbiome”
8:00 - 9:00 am

Wednesday, November 1st: IIP Seminar Series - Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
"Understanding gut microbial community dynamics using an in vitro bioreactor model (How I'm learning to be a microbiota mechanic!)"
9:00 - 10:00 am 

Thursday, November 9th: Illumina Seminar 
"Next-Generation Sequencing is Now: A Genomics Seminar with Illumina at McMaster University"
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
MDCL- 2232
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