25 May 2024

Presentations & Conferences Vanessa gave a talk titled “From Genes to Microbes: Multidimensional Approaches for Predicting Breast Cancer Therapy Responses” as part of the Stanford Cancer Biology Seminar Series. It was a wonderful opportunity to engage with the talented graduate students and faculty there. Thank you again for the invitation!

She will also present a flash talk at the Having IMPACTT 4: Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium, discussing our research investigating the functionality of microbiomes with novel computational and single-cell profiling approaches.

Mohamed and Ray recently attended the London Health Research Day, where they each presented a poster showcasing their latest research findings.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships We are grateful for the support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for funding our lab’s research on developing novel computational and genomic approaches for the characterization of host-adapted microbial communities.

Congratulations to Mohamed, who has been awarded an MSc Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence. This prestigious scholarship recognizes his outstanding research contributions and potential in the field.

Ray received an ACB travel award to attend the Having IMPACTT 4: Advancing Microbiome Research Symposium in Canmore, Alberta. We are proud of her achievements and look forward to her continued success.

Future Events Don’t miss the upcoming Oncology Research & Education Day on Thursday, June 13. Co-chaired by Drs. Lohmann and Dumeaux, the event will feature over 100 posters, 8 trainee oral presentations, 5 faculty presentations, and a plenary talk by Dr. Charles Gawad from Stanford, who will present his research on “Dissecting Tissue Genomes at Single-Cell Resolution.” It promises to be an inspiring and informative day for all attendees.

Welcoming New Trainees We are delighted to welcome two MITACS summer interns to our lab. Karen Ribeiro, a medical student from Brazil, and Rohan Sonthalia, a bachelor’s student in technology, computer science, and engineering from India, will be joining us for the summer. We look forward to their contributions and to supporting their development.