Partners and Connections

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) unites a consortium of over 50 exemplary researchers. Although most LKSIoV members are associated with the Department of Medical Microbiology & 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
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

Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA)
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
Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI)
School of Public Health
Women & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)

International Collaborators

Australian National University, Canberra ACT
Griffith University, Southport QLD
University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD
Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Cotonou 
FIOCRUZ Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro
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
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín 
Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
University of Helsinki, Helsinki
CNRS, Toulouse
CNRS- Station d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, Moulis
Eukarӱs SAS, Ile-De-France
Université Paris Descartes, Paris
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
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
University of Ghana, Accra
University College Cork, Cork
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