|The department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is located on the 5th floor of the Basic Medical Sciences Building (BMSB). The department was initially established in 1884 and is dedicated to research and training in the area of infectious diseases of humans. Working in the department are more than 80 people including basic scientists, physician scientists, physicians-in-training, graduate students and support and technical staff. The core disciplines used by the department scientists and trainees in research programs include molecular pathogenesis of microbial disease, immunobiology of infection, molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial action, microbial resistance and epidemiology. Opportunities for training and research collaborations are welcomed by departmental scientists.|
The department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases also has close affiliations with the Health Sciences Centre's (HSC) and St. Boniface Hospital's Clinical Microbiology departments as well as the National Virology Laboratory and Cadham Provincial Laboratories.