Microbial ecology and molecular diagnostics
2017-03-23 Our mini-review on Gardnerella vaginalis and its role in the vaginal microbiome is now available on-line. Great work by John & Mo.
2017-03-12 New paper from John & Angela describes generating highly reproducible, semi-quantitative vaginal microbiome profiles from self-sampling device
2017-02-08 Congratulations to Jason on successful defence of his M.Sc.!
2016-12-01 Top SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development grant!
2016-11-16 Our latest paper describes the vaginal microbiome of women who have experienced PPROM
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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.