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University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Microbial Ecology Journal Club



We're located in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Our group is interested in microbial ecology and in diagnostic methods for detecting specific organisms in complex backgrounds.  We work with equal enthusiasm on developing molecular diagnostic methods for application in the clinical microbiology laboratory and in studying the structure and function of complex microbial communities, particularly those associated with humans and animals.  At the core of our work is the cpnDB project, which evolved out of a collaboration between the University of Saskatchewan, the National Research Council of Canada and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

Details of specific projects and additional information about our lab can be found in the menu items listed on the left side of this page.  We are also happy to share information regarding universal chaperonin primers and protocols for microbial community profiling based on the cpn60 universal target.

Updated 2016-11-04