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Strand C: Pathogens and Diseases

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Design your own bacteria!

Hands-on Activities

How could you design a new type of bacteria that helps people?

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Colouring Clothing with Bacteria


Learn about using bacteria to colour clothing.

PET-ase bacteria

Plastic-Eating Bacteria: Nature's Recyclers


Learn how bacteria can help solve the world’s plastic problem.

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Marianne Parent (she/her)

Career Profiles

Veterinarian and PhD Candidate (Animal Epidemiology)

I am a doctor to cats and dogs, as well as some other animals, such as parrots and rabbits. I also do research into a parasite of farmed salmon.
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Sara Matthews

Career Profiles

Researcher - Environmental Microbiology

I help identify sources of bacteria that cause disease and understand how they survive there.
Harvesting plants

Using Plants to Make Medicines


Learn how plants can be used to make vaccines.

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Rhiannon Cooper (she/her)

Career Profiles


I monitor the patterns and trends of infectious diseases across the province.
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Let's Talk Misinformation: Resources


Discover a set of resources to get you thinking about misinformation and its spread in advance of the symposium Let's Talk Misinformation.

Allison Guitor

Allison Guitor

Career Profiles

Researcher - Antibiotic Resistance

I study antibiotic resistance, which is what makes bacteria able to live in the presence of antibiotics.
Manpreet Kaur dans son laboratoire

Manpreet Kaur (She/Her)

Career Profiles

Postdoctoral Fellow

I work on research projects to discover drugs to treat infectious diseases.
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Isha Berry

Career Profiles


I look for patterns in disease outbreaks and health outcomes in populations across the world.
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Jasmin Chahal

Career Profiles

Assistant Professor

I teach in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University.
Medical Equipment and Instruments

Medicine and Science: Resources


Discover a set of resources designed to get you thinking about the intersection of medicine and science.

Rod Russell

Dr. Rod Russell

Professor of Virology and Immunology

I run a research lab where we study viruses and how they cause disease.
Dr. Arinjay Banerjee dans son labo

Arinjay Banerjee (he/him)

Research Scientist and Principal Investigator

I am a scientist and I study how viruses evolve and interact with our immune system.