October 2, 2012


Attention: Assignment & Photo Editors


Expert available to discuss impact of E. coli crisis in Alberta


Hamilton, Ont. October 2, 2012Herb Schellhorn, a microbiologist from McMaster University, is available to discuss the widening E. coli crisis involving beef from Alberta.

He can discuss the genetic structure, growth and adaptation of E. coli bacteria. He heads a laboratory that specifically examines E. coli, and is a professor in the Department of Biology.

To arrange an interview, please contact Schellhorn by email at schell@mcmaster.ca






For more information, please contact:


Michelle Donovan
Public Relations Manager
McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 22869


Wade Hemsworth

Public Relations Manager

McMaster University

905-525-9140, ext. 27988