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Microbiology
Head: P.C. Loewen
Campus Address/General Office: 418 Buller Building
Telephone: (204) 474 9372
Fax: (204) 474 7603
Email Address: 

sberg@ms.umanitoba.ca

Website: 

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/science/departments/microbiology/

Academic Staff: 

Please refer to our website for academic staff information:

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/science/departments/microbiology/

Microbiology Program Info

Microbiological research is one of the most dynamic areas of scientific endeavour. Concern over the impact of society's activities on the environment is increasing and there is a strong need for research in environmental microbiology. Biotechnology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry show tremendous promise in many areas of medicine, agriculture, industry and basic microbiological research. Technological advances are continually expanding in these areas of research. They all depend heavily on basic research and a supply of highly trained individuals. Graduates from the microbiology department take up positions in industry, universities, and the public sector. The demand for these graduates continues to be high.

Fields of Research

The department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of study. The research interests of the faculty and students are concentrated in several main areas: microbial ecology and geochemistry; molecular biology/genetics; metabolism of autotrophic bacteria; microbial biotechnology and biochemistry; microbial pathogenicity.

Research Facilities

Microbiology program faculty members are engaged in active research projects. The department has all the facilities needed to conduct research in areas of specialization and the inventory of modern equipment is one that would be expected in any active research unit. In addition, close ties with other departments allow for the use of their facilities.

M.Sc. in Microbiology

Admission

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

Application Deadlines

Application and supporting documentation are submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. International students must submit this material at least 5 months before their intended starting date, i.e. April 1st for September start, August 1 for January start; December 1 for May start and February 1 for July start. Canadian and U.S. students should submit two months in advance.

Program Requirements

Program requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar and the departmental supplementary regulations.

Second language reading requirement: none

Expected time to graduate: 2 - 3 years

Ph.D. in Microbiology

Admission

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

Application Deadlines

Application and supporting documentation are submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. International students must submit this material at least 5 months before their intended starting date, i.e. April 1st for September start, August 1 for January start; December 1 for May start and February 1 for July start. Canadian and U.S. students should submit two months in advance.

Program Requirements

Program requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar and the departmental supplementary regulations.

Second language requirement: none

Expected time to graduation: 4 - 6 years

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