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This Week: 2021 Chappel Lecture with Dr. Michael Surette

Join us virtually for the 2021 Chappel Lecture with Dr. Michael Surette who will discuss ‘Animal Associated Microbiomes in Health and Disease: Challenges and Opportunities.’

Surette is a professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research in the Department of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University.

The lecture takes place on April 30, 2021 at 12:30 PM on Teams Live

Surette’s research addresses the human microbiome of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts in health and disease. The lab is focused on developing high throughput culturing and phenotyping methods to investigate infectious disease and the microbiome, applying and improving next-generation sequencing approaches to characterize the microbiome, exploiting secondary metabolic products of the human microbiome, and how the microbiome changes with age. His lab is supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Genome Canada, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Weston Family Microbiome Initiative, and the Canadian Foundation of Innovation.

Surette completed his PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 1991 and after postdoctoral training at Princeton University, he joined the faculty at the University of Calgary in 1998 in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. He joined McMaster University in 2010. In addition to his Canada Research Chair, he is Director of the Farncombe Genomics Facility. He also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2018).

The annual Chappel Lecture was established by 1950 OVC graduate Clifford Chappel in memory of his father, to give students and faculty the opportunity to meet internationally known scientists.

2021 Chappel Lecture with Dr. Michael Surette