A network for microbiology and infectious disease research at the University of Toronto
MicrobeTO is a budding initiative established to create a networking hub for the microbiology and infectious disease researchers across different facilities of the University of Toronto. Our goal is to strengthen the community and create a platform to foster interdisciplinary collaborative research by connecting fundamental scientists, clinicians, trainees, and prospective students.
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The world is full of fascinating associations between insects and bacteria. Members of the bacterial phyla, actinomycetes, produce diverse chemical compounds that help protect insects from infection. Despite the fact that other secreted compounds can be toxic to insects, researchers had never identified a partnership where actinomycetes inflicted harm on an insect. That was until September 2020, when Dr. Justin Nodwell’s team published their fascinating discoveries on the toxic chemical interactions between Streptomyces and fruit flies.
COVID-19 is a worldwide health emergency. Digital disease surveillance, including social media-based technologies, represents an innovative approach that may allow us to better understand and contain its transmission. Here, Bisanzio et al. use geolocation data from Twitter as a proxy for human mobility in order to track the early global spread of COVID-19 cases.
While NOD2 mutations are linked to Crohn's disease occurrence, the exact mechanism by which loss of NOD leads to intestinal inflammation is unclear. Here, Prescott et al demonstrate a possible mechanism by which NOD induces an anti-inflammatory microenvironment with CD103+ Dendritic Cells, possibly opening a avenue for Crohn’s disease therapy.
RT @JNodwell: Ontario students, postdocs, grads with molecular biology, laboratory experience including real-time PCR and micropipetting sk…Read More
RT @The_GEMProject: Now recruiting a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow (Immunology) with knowledge base in mucosal immunology; T cell biology;…Read More
RT @CowenLab: Check out our most recent publication in @CellReports about PTMA, a macrophage-derived protein that induces an important viru…Read More
Make sure to check out the GLSE one minute video competition today. There is a cool video about soil microbes that you don't want to miss! You still have time to vote for your favourite!Read More
RT @nicolerevie: Feeling very fortunate to get the opportunity to present my PhD research this afternoon as part of the @CSM_SCM Student Sy…Read More
@KaliIyer @CSM_SCM Congratulations!Read More