Hill Lab

Microbial ecology and molecular diagnostics


2017-10-03 Congratulations, Lisa, on successful defence of your M.Sc. thesis!

2017-09-25 Another new Hill Lab member arrives. Welcome Pashupati Bhandari.

2017-09-11 Welcome Shakya Kurukulasariya! New MSc student in the Hill Lab.

2017-08-09 Collaboration with the Harding lab has resulted in a new paper and an optimized mouse model for Brachyspira studies. BMC Vet Res paper in press

2017-07-20 We collaborated with the Bat Zoonosis (Misra) lab next door to characterize a new coronavirus. JGV paper in press!

2017-05-30 Our latest paper is out! Bifidobacteria in the vaginal microbiome (Anaerobe on-line)

2017-04-07 Aline will be representing Hill Lab at the CSM Student Award Symposium in Waterloo! See you at the CSM conference.

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We're located in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in the beautiful 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 at the top 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.

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