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Clinical Section of Microbiology Research

Key elements of Microbiology Research

The Clinical Section of Microbiology performs research that is both hypothesis-driven and in support of specific laboratory surveillance and method development needs. Research is funded intramurally and externally through Tri-Council as well as industry-supported projects. Special emphasis is placed on research that develops our mandate to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for infectious diseases in order to improve patient care. Collaborations exist with the Infectious Diseases Research Group located at Foothills Medical Centre and other researchers in the Clinical Section of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary.

Types of Research Performed

  1. Studies in antimicrobial resistance
  2. Laboratory surveillance of infectious diseases of public health importance
  3. Development of molecular diagnostics
  4. Clinical microbial genomics
  5. Validation of commercial tests for infectious diseases
  6. Molecular epidemiology

Internal Research Program

External Research Program

Database Research


Publications (click on investigator):

Dr. D. Church

Dr. D. Gregson

Dr. D. R. Pillai

Dr. J. Pitout

Dr. O. Vanderkooi

Contact Us

Research contact within clinical section:  Dr. Dylan Pillai  dylan.pillai@cls.ab.ca  or Dr. Johann Pitout  johann.pitout@cls.ab.ca   Telephone: 403-770-3338