CVER News 2019

February 2019

  • Congratulations to Mohamed Afifi for successfully passing the comprehensive exams for his PhD program at UPEI.

January 2019

  • Congratulations to Peter Kimeli for successfully passing the comprehensive exams for his PhD program at UPEI.
  • Congratulations to Dennis Makau and Joan Muraya who have successfully defended their PhD theses;
    • Supervisor: John VanLeeuwen
  • Welcome João Romero as the new graduate student: Master in Epidemiology
    • Supervisor: Ian Gardner
  • Welcome Ana María Colonia visiting with us from January to May 2019. During her stay, Ana works under Dr. Javier Sanchez’s supervision.
    Ana is a Chemical Engineer with a master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. She is a full-time student at the Agricultural Sciences Doctorate Program at Universidad de Caldas, Colombia. In 2018, Ana was awarded with the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship from the Government of Canada. During her exchange period from January to May 2019, Ana will be working with Dr. Javier Sanchez.  Her PhD Project aims at identifying bacteriocins with potential use in mastitis treatment, a disease that economically affects milk producers and impacts directly on public health. She will be assessing these bacteriocins using a bank of mastitis pathogens from Colombia and Canada with different antimicrobial resistance profiles. Ana believes that the experience of this exchange program is of tremendous value to her PhD program, and will strengthen her doctoral study and broaden the spectrum of evaluation of bacteriocin activity. In addition, Ana is very excited to be able to learn more about Canada, the culture and cold winter!

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