Tag Archives: microbiology

Expert Q&A on sexually transmitted infections in Canada and beyond

July 9, 2019 | UVic News

‘University of Victoria microbiologist Caroline Cameron … [is] Recognized internationally for her research on sexually transmitted infections, the Cameron Lab is one of only a few labs in the world, and the only lab in Canada, that is working to understand the basic science of the pathogen that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum.

Recently, Cameron was recognized with a LifeSciences BC award for her work successfully advancing health outcomes in BC, while at the global stage, Cameron has been recognized by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with a MERIT Award celebrating an outstanding record of achievement and acknowledging the promise of her research.’

Please follow the UVicNews link above to read the full Q&A session with Caroline Cameron and visit our institutional repository to read some of Caroline Cameron’s important open access (OA) articles in UVicSpace.

eDNA tool detecting endangered frog species in BC

March 28, 2019 | UVic News

A new genetic tool developed by University of Victoria researchers can detect an endangered species’ DNA from water, making environmental impact assessments more effective and reliable. The eDNA—or environmental DNA—technology detects the presence of a species in a matter of days .… Helbing and her coworkers at UVic and Hemmera Envirochem Inc. used the technology, which has a patent pending, to confirm the presence of the coastal tailed frog west of Lillooet, BC.

The Copyright & Scholarly Communications Office congratulates Caren Helbing and her team on their success and invite’s readers to explore some of her recent work in UVicSpace.