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
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.
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).