Molecular and Cellular Biology, MCB (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics) University of Guelph

Welcome

The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) is one of three academic units within the College of Biological Science (CBS). It was established in 2005 by combining the former departments of Microbiology and Molecular Biology & Genetics, including biochemists from Chemistry & Biochemistry and faculty from Botany. You will find MCB in the Summerlee Science Complex.

News and Events

  • Sept 15 - Prof. Nina Jones receives prestigious honour of being elected to the College of Scholars! Congratulations!
  • Aug 30 - Prof. Cezar Khursigara and his researech team use electron, confocal and fluorescent microscopy to study how biofilms boost antibiotic resistance in people with cystic fibrosis.
  • Aug 29 - Guest speaker, Dr. Cynthia Whitchurch: "Understanding and exploiting bacterial lifestyles to control infection".
  • Aug 16 - Summer 2016 edition of MCB newletter -- packed full of news and updates in MCB.  Read all about it!
  • Aug 12 - Prof. Nina Jones gets $750,000 grant to support kidney disease research.
  • Aug 10 - CBS undergraduate summer student poster symposium - schedule.
  • Aug 4 - Prof. Nina Jones was recently presented with an “Award of Merit for Outstanding Community Partner” from the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Congratulations Nina!
  • Aug 2 - Prof. Chris Whitfield receives prestigious $2-million federal grant to study drug-resistant pathogens. Guelph Mercury

... archived news / departmental newsletters

The Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB) provides a stimulating environment to pursue graduate or undergraduate studies in the molecular biosciences. Our 42 faculty members direct research programs that involve multidisciplinary approaches to address novel biological questions at the level of organization of molecules to cells. Research in MCB spans a range of important eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, and addresses fundamental and applied research problems. The Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program offers attractive opportunities for graduate studies leading to Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees. Some of our faculty members also participate in interdisciplinary graduate programs in Aquaculture, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Toxicology. Currently, faculty members supervise more than 120 graduate students. The Department is home to the undergraduate B.Sc. Majors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and Genetics. The Biochemistry and Microbiology majors both offer a co-op option. More than 400 undergraduate students are currently enrolled in these programs and they are exposed to a wide range of courses offering in-depth training and hands-on experience in the molecular biosciences. Welcome to our website!