Researchers discuss many reasons for this comeback. Link to article - https://undark.org/2023/02/20/science-falls-behind-as-syphilis-stages-another-comeback/
BC Centre for Disease Control is warning of a rise in syphilis cases in the province. The number of cases of congenital syphilis is also on the rise. Link to CBC article - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rise-syphilis-bc-1.6750090
Akash Ranasinghe and Bridget Mateyko will be joining the lab as honours students this fall. Welcome back! Congratulations Akash Ranasinghe on your receipt of a Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA).
The number of syphilis infections is skyrocketing across Alberta, reaching their highest levels in about 70 years. Link to CBC article below: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/horrifying-number-of-syphilis-infections-in-alberta-reaching-pre-antibiotic-levels-1.6139240
Congratulations to our research associate Dr. Simon Houston for receiving the highly commended oral presentation award at the virtual STI & HIV 2021 World Congress. The title of Simon's talk was: Identification and functional characterization of antimicrobial peptides from treponema pallidum.