Partners and Connections

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) unites a consortium of over 40 exemplary researchers. Although most LKSIoV members are associated with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta, member affiliation encompasses 14 Departments and Faculties at the University of Alberta. Additionally, some of our members are located in other Canadian institutions.  

The success of our members, and ultimately the LKSIoV is dependent on both intra- and inter-collegiate connections, including other local, national, and international collaborators.

At a glance, LKSIoV members have collaborators in:

  • 21 Departments or Institutes at the University of Alberta;
  • 15 Institutes within Canada; and
  • 90 Institutes in 25 countries around the world!
Map of the world showing the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Partners

Locations of collaborators with the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Members are highlighted in green on the world map.


Local Collaborators

  • Edmonton, Alberta
    Boyle McCauley Health Centre
    ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
    Gilead
    Institute of Health Economics
    Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)
  • National Collaborators
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Winnipeg MB
    Centre de Recherché du CHUM, Montreal QC
    Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
    Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Mississauga ON
    INRS-Institut Armand Frappier, Laval QC
    McGill University, Montréal QC
    McMaster University, Hamilton ON
    Merck Canada Inc., Kirkland, QC
    National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Winnipeg MB
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., Dorval QC
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
    University of Calgary, Calgary AB
    University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB
    Université de Montréal, Montréal QC
    University of Toronto, Toronto ON
    Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

  • University of Alberta
    Faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences
    Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science
    Faculty of Engineering
    Faculty of Law (Health Law Institute)
    Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
    Department of Biochemistry
    Department of Cell Biology
    Department of Dentistry
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
    Department of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology)
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Department of Oncology
    Department of Pediatrics
    Department of Pharmacology
    Department of Surgery
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Department of Chemistry
    School of Public Health
    Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

International Collaborators

  • Australia
    Australian National University, Canberra ACT
    Griffith University, Southport QLD
    University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD

  • Belgium
    Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven
  • Benin
    Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Cotonou
  • Brazil
    FIOCRUZ Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro
  • China
    Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Shenzhen
    Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Beijing
    Fairy Lake (Xianhu) Botanical Garden, Shenzhen
    Fudan University, Shanghai Shi
    Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin
    Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Beijing
    Ocean University of China, Qingdao
    Shantou University Medical College, Shantou

  • Colombia
    Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  • Denmark
    Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen
    University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
  • Finland
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki

  • France
    CNRS, Toulouse
    CNRS- Station d’Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis
    Eukarӱs SAS, Ile-De-France
    Université Paris Descartes, Paris

  • Germany
    Hannover Medical School, Hanover
    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell
    University of Cologne, Cologne
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz

  • Ghana
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
    University of Ghana, Accra

  • Ireland
    University College Cork, Cork
  • Italy
    Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin
    University of Bologna, Bologna

  • United States of America
    Arcadia Biosciences, Davis CA
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
    Center for Infectious Disease Research, Seattle WA
    Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe IL
    Chimerix, Durham NC
    Cornell University, Ithaca NY
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis MO
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
    Duke University, Durham NC
    Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond KY
    Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville FL
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA
    Harvard University, Cambridge MA
    Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle WA
    iPlant Collaborative, Tucson AZ
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA
    National Institutes of Health Research (NIH), Bethesda MD
    New York Botanical Garden, New York NY
    New York University School of Medicine, New York NY
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
    Northeastern University, Nahant MA
    Northwestern University, Evanston IL
    Nova Southeastern University, Broward County FL
    Ocean Genome Legacy Inc., Ipswich MA
    Ohio State University, Columbus OH
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
    Rockefeller University, New York NY
    Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ
    Stanford University, Stanford CA
    Tonix Pharma, New York NY
    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research, Athens GA
    University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
    University of Arizona Phoenix, Phoenix AZ
    University of California Davis, Davis CA
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla CA
    University of Chicago, Chicago IL
    University of Connecticut, Mansfield CT
    University of Florida, Gainesville FL
    University of Georgia, Athens GA
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
    University of Missouri, Columbia MO
    University of Southern Florida, Tampa FL
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
    University of Texas, Austin TX
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX
    University of Washington, Seattle WA
    University of West Virginia, Morgantown WV