News for Current students

Friday, September 28, 2018

WCMR member Laura Hug characterizes microbes of municipal waste

Landfills represent the world's fastest growing contaminated sites and are potential contamination origins of surface and drinking water systems. WCMR member Dr.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Waterloo and Chile meet

WCMR members, Trevor Charles and Murray Moo-Young, hosted a workshop on biomanufacturing at UW, June 24-27, as part of a new IPRG collaborative project between UW and the Members of CeBiB at the University of Chile.  Industrial representativ

Monday, January 29, 2018

Scientists discover a new type of Botox

Scientists have discovered a new type of Botox.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists including WCMR member Andrew Doxey in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Shannon Majowicz awarded grant on antimicrobial resistance

Shannon Majowicz, member of the WCMR and professor in the school of Public Health and Public Health Systems, has been awarded funding within the 5th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kirsten Müller and Josh Neufeld discover distinct skin microbes in the class Mammalia

WCMR members, Kirsten Müller and Josh Neufeld, in collaboration with other researchers have discovered the uniqueness of certain microbial communities among the class Mammalia.

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