Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research

Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University is a world-leading center of transdisciplinary infectious disease research.

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Calling all IIDR Trainees! The 2021 IIDR Trainee Day conference is just around the corner and we want to extend the oppo...
10/12/2021

Calling all IIDR Trainees! The 2021 IIDR Trainee Day conference is just around the corner and we want to extend the opportunity to meet our keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Collins! Dr. Collins will be available on the first day of the conference, November 10th, from 12:15-12:45 to meet with trainees and to answer questions. Email [email protected] to sign up for the session.

Calling all IIDR Trainees! The 2021 IIDR Trainee Day conference is just around the corner and we want to extend the opportunity to meet our keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Collins! Dr. Collins will be available on the first day of the conference, November 10th, from 12:15-12:45 to meet with trainees and to answer questions. Email [email protected] to sign up for the session.

Join us for the first ID/IIDR Virtual Rounds event of the new academic year! "Respiratory Mucosal Vaccination Strategies...
09/22/2021

Join us for the first ID/IIDR Virtual Rounds event of the new academic year! "Respiratory Mucosal Vaccination Strategies Against Tuberculosis" will feature talks from Phillippe El-Helou and Mathy Jeyanathan. Webinar is set for Oct. 6 — register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qABFtNwwQ_OZPPReDgen8g

Join us for the first ID/IIDR Virtual Rounds event of the new academic year! "Respiratory Mucosal Vaccination Strategies Against Tuberculosis" will feature talks from Phillippe El-Helou and Mathy Jeyanathan. Webinar is set for Oct. 6 — register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qABFtNwwQ_OZPPReDgen8g

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply to give a virtual poster presentation at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by...
09/17/2021

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply to give a virtual poster presentation at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by 11:59 PM tonight here: www.iidrtraineeday.com

Undergraduate students, grad students, and post-docs presenting posters will be automatically considered for the following awards:

IIDR Award of Excellence: one award each will be presented to the MSc. student, PhD student, and Post-doc receiving the highest overall score on their poster presentation.

Fisher Scientific Undergraduate Poster Award: awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest overall score on their poster presentation.

Don’t miss out! Apply today!

REMINDER: Today is the last day to apply to give a virtual poster presentation at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by 11:59 PM tonight here: www.iidrtraineeday.com

Undergraduate students, grad students, and post-docs presenting posters will be automatically considered for the following awards:

IIDR Award of Excellence: one award each will be presented to the MSc. student, PhD student, and Post-doc receiving the highest overall score on their poster presentation.

Fisher Scientific Undergraduate Poster Award: awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest overall score on their poster presentation.

Don’t miss out! Apply today!

The deadline to apply for virtual poster presentations for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day is fast approaching! This year’s...
09/13/2021

The deadline to apply for virtual poster presentations for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day is fast approaching! This year’s poster session will be hosted on Gathertown (https://www.gather.town/), an online platform that allows you to create a personalized avatar and virtually “walk” between posters, just like in a real poster hall!

See the Trainee Day website (www.iidrtraineeday.com/posters) for abstract guidelines and more, and apply by September 17th at 11:59 PM! Don’t miss out!

The deadline to apply for virtual poster presentations for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day is fast approaching! This year’s poster session will be hosted on Gathertown (https://www.gather.town/), an online platform that allows you to create a personalized avatar and virtually “walk” between posters, just like in a real poster hall!

See the Trainee Day website (www.iidrtraineeday.com/posters) for abstract guidelines and more, and apply by September 17th at 11:59 PM! Don’t miss out!

There’s still time to nominate an exceptional IIDR technical staff member for the Michael Kamin Hart Staff Award! This p...
09/07/2021

There’s still time to nominate an exceptional IIDR technical staff member for the Michael Kamin Hart Staff Award! This prestigious award will be presented at the IIDR’s annual Trainee Day to a staff member who has made outstanding contributions in their role during the past year. Nomination forms are available at the IIDR trainee day website (www.iidrtraineeday.com) and will be accepted until tomorrow (Wednesday, September 8th) at 11:59 PM!

There’s still time to nominate an exceptional IIDR technical staff member for the Michael Kamin Hart Staff Award! This prestigious award will be presented at the IIDR’s annual Trainee Day to a staff member who has made outstanding contributions in their role during the past year. Nomination forms are available at the IIDR trainee day website (www.iidrtraineeday.com) and will be accepted until tomorrow (Wednesday, September 8th) at 11:59 PM!

Calling all post-docs! The deadline to apply for postdoctoral awards at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day has been extended u...
09/07/2021

Calling all post-docs! The deadline to apply for postdoctoral awards at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day has been extended until tomorrow (Wednesday, September 8th) at 11:59 PM. Post-docs interested in giving an oral presentation at Trainee Day are encouraged to apply for the following awards:

The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research will be presented to an IIDR postdoctoral or clinical fellow whose research has made a significant contribution to the field of infectious disease research.

The Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research is awarded to one postdoctoral fellow for their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

For more information and to apply, see the IIDR Trainee Day website here: www.iidrtraineeday.com. Don’t miss out!

Calling all post-docs! The deadline to apply for postdoctoral awards at this year’s IIDR Trainee Day has been extended until tomorrow (Wednesday, September 8th) at 11:59 PM. Post-docs interested in giving an oral presentation at Trainee Day are encouraged to apply for the following awards:

The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research will be presented to an IIDR postdoctoral or clinical fellow whose research has made a significant contribution to the field of infectious disease research.

The Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research is awarded to one postdoctoral fellow for their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

For more information and to apply, see the IIDR Trainee Day website here: www.iidrtraineeday.com. Don’t miss out!

REMINDER: Today is the final day to apply for awards and scholarships for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by 11:59 P...
08/27/2021

REMINDER: Today is the final day to apply for awards and scholarships for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by 11:59 PM tonight here: www.iidrtraineeday.com.

The due date for virtual poster presentations is also fast approaching. Apply by September 17th.

Any questions regarding abstracts, posters, or applications can be directed to the Trainee Day team at [email protected].

Don’t miss out!

REMINDER: Today is the final day to apply for awards and scholarships for this year’s IIDR Trainee Day! Apply by 11:59 PM tonight here: www.iidrtraineeday.com.

The due date for virtual poster presentations is also fast approaching. Apply by September 17th.

Any questions regarding abstracts, posters, or applications can be directed to the Trainee Day team at [email protected].

Don’t miss out!

REMINDER! The deadline to apply and nominate for this year’s extensive list of IIDR Trainee Day awards and scholarships ...
08/25/2021

REMINDER! The deadline to apply and nominate for this year’s extensive list of IIDR Trainee Day awards and scholarships is fast approaching! Register and apply for oral presentations and awards by this Friday (August 27th) here: www.iidrtraineeday.com

If you have any questions regarding oral presentation and poster abstracts or award applications please don’t hesitate to contact the Trainee Day team at [email protected]

Don’t miss out!

REMINDER! The deadline to apply and nominate for this year’s extensive list of IIDR Trainee Day awards and scholarships is fast approaching! Register and apply for oral presentations and awards by this Friday (August 27th) here: www.iidrtraineeday.com

If you have any questions regarding oral presentation and poster abstracts or award applications please don’t hesitate to contact the Trainee Day team at [email protected]

Don’t miss out!

Check out more of this year’s awards and scholarships for IIDR Trainee Day 2021! The Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarsh...
08/23/2021
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Check out more of this year’s awards and scholarships for IIDR Trainee Day 2021!

The Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research - Call for Applications: Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Katleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship is awarded to one graduate student for their significant contribution to anti-infective research. This student is selected from the six students chosen to give oral presentations at Trainee Day.

IIDR Awards of Excellence - Call for Applications: The IIDR will present three Awards of Excellence to the postdoctoral fellow, PhD student, and master's student receiving the best overall score on their poster presentation at this year’s Trainee Day.

Register by August 27th for oral presentations and September 17th for poster sessions here: www.iidrtraineeday.com

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, has become the ideal forum to recognize and celebrate the innovative work being done by the Institute’s students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Check out this year’s postdoctoral awards for the 2021 IIDR Trainee Day!Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Re...
08/16/2021

Check out this year’s postdoctoral awards for the 2021 IIDR Trainee Day!

Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research: This award is presented to an IIDR postdoctoral or clinical fellow whose research has made a significant contribution to the field of infectious disease research.

Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research: Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Kathleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship is awarded to one postdoctoral fellow for their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

Recipients of both awards will be invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day. Applications are due August 27th. For more information and to apply, please visit the IIDR Trainee Day website here: www.iidrtraineeday.com.

If you have any questions regarding abstracts or applications, please contact the Trainee Day team at [email protected].

Check out this year’s postdoctoral awards for the 2021 IIDR Trainee Day!

Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research: This award is presented to an IIDR postdoctoral or clinical fellow whose research has made a significant contribution to the field of infectious disease research.

Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research: Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Kathleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship is awarded to one postdoctoral fellow for their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

Recipients of both awards will be invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day. Applications are due August 27th. For more information and to apply, please visit the IIDR Trainee Day website here: www.iidrtraineeday.com.

If you have any questions regarding abstracts or applications, please contact the Trainee Day team at [email protected].

Applications for oral presentations and scholarships for the 2021 IIDR Trainee Day are due August 27th. For more informa...
08/09/2021

Applications for oral presentations and scholarships for the 2021 IIDR Trainee Day are due August 27th. For more information about presentations and scholarships, please visit the Trainee Day website: www.iidrtraineeday.com.

Michael Kamin Hart Scholarships – Call for Applications: This award recognizes outstanding members of the IIDR who embody the passion that Michael had for research, science, and discovery. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to speak to their supervisors about applying. Technical staff are eligible for nominations as well.

Michael Kiley Graduate Student Award - Call for Applications: This award was established in 2017 through the family and friends of the late Michael Kiley – an Ontario man who lost his battle to a drug-resistant superbug in 2011. It will be presented to an IIDR graduate student who has made a significant contribution to antibiotic research.

Recipients of both awards will be invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day.

Apply today!

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR), has bec...
08/03/2021

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR), has become the ideal forum to recognize and celebrate the innovative work of the Institute’s students and postdoctoral fellows.

This year's event will take place the week of November 10th to 12th, 2021 and will be hosted using the virtual platform Underline. An Awards Ceremony will follow on November 12th, 2021 to showcase exceptional projects.

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Jim Collins as our Keynote speaker this year. More information about Dr. Collins can be found here: https://www.iidrtraineeday.com/. In addition, multiple awards will be presented for best oral and poster presentations.

Find out more about awards, scholarships, our Keynote speaker, abstract deadlines, guidelines on online poster presentations, and other information on the IIDR Trainee Day website.

We hope to see you there!

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR), has become the ideal forum to recognize and celebrate the innovative work of the Institute’s students and postdoctoral fellows.

This year's event will take place the week of November 10th to 12th, 2021 and will be hosted using the virtual platform Underline. An Awards Ceremony will follow on November 12th, 2021 to showcase exceptional projects.

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Jim Collins as our Keynote speaker this year. More information about Dr. Collins can be found here: https://www.iidrtraineeday.com/. In addition, multiple awards will be presented for best oral and poster presentations.

Find out more about awards, scholarships, our Keynote speaker, abstract deadlines, guidelines on online poster presentations, and other information on the IIDR Trainee Day website.

We hope to see you there!

The virtual IIDR Trainee Day is just a week away!On the 3rd day of the conference, November 13th, the Mildred Gulliver G...
11/02/2020

The virtual IIDR Trainee Day is just a week away!

On the 3rd day of the conference, November 13th, the Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research will be presented to one of our graduate student speakers. Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Kathleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship is awarded in recognition of their significant contribution to anti-infective research. The MSc or PhD recipient will be selected from the group of trainees presenting talks at this year’s event.

Click through to see some of this year’s fantastic candidates!

Congratulations to our postdoctoral award winners for the 10th annual IIDR Trainee Day!Dr. Alejandra Chavez-Carbajal is ...
10/29/2020

Congratulations to our postdoctoral award winners for the 10th annual IIDR Trainee Day!

Dr. Alejandra Chavez-Carbajal is this year's winner of the Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Award in infectious disease research.

Dr. Arinjay Bannerjee takes home the Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in infection research.

Tune in to their fantastic talks on the second day of the conference, November 12th. See our program at www.iidrtraineeday.com for times.

Congratulations to Lindsey Carfrae, this year's winner of the Michael Kiley Scholarship in Antibiotic Resistance! Check ...
10/29/2020

Congratulations to Lindsey Carfrae, this year's winner of the Michael Kiley Scholarship in Antibiotic Resistance! Check out her talk on the first day of our virtual IIDR Trainee Day conference, November 11th. See our program at www.iidrtraineeday.com for times.

A gentle reminder from your friendly neighbourhood Trainee Day committee:iPosters for the virtual IIDR Trainee Day must ...
10/28/2020
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A gentle reminder from your friendly neighbourhood Trainee Day committee:

iPosters for the virtual IIDR Trainee Day must be published to the iPosters Gallery by November 2nd at 11:59pm.

Please remember:
- Attach an audio file of the presentation in the narration section
- Attach your abstract in abstract section
- Tag your iPoster with keywords
- Zoom links for Q&A sessions will be uploaded by the iPosters team and accessible under the “live session” button on each iPoster.

Don’t forget to check out our detailed program for your time slot (www.iidrtraineeday.com).

The schedule for Day 1 (November 11th) of the conference has been adjusted, please make note of the slight change in times.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to reach out to our team at [email protected]

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, has become the ideal forum to recognize and celebrate the innovative work being done by the Institute’s students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Our first ever virtual IIDR Trainee Day is coming up! During iPoster Q&A sessions, attendees are welcome to interact wit...
10/26/2020
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Our first ever virtual IIDR Trainee Day is coming up!

During iPoster Q&A sessions, attendees are welcome to interact with our generous sponsors. Make sure to navigate to the “Hallway Conversations” section of the iPosters homepage and your name will be entered in a raffle!

Register before October 29th on the Trainee Day Website.

Trainee Day, an annual event hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, has become the ideal forum to recognize and celebrate the innovative work being done by the Institute’s students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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