Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WCMR Member, Philippe Van Cappellen discovers microbial factors that affect redox potential in nature

WCMR Member, Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen of the Ecohydrology Research group, along his co-authors, recently discovered that microbial exudates, in particular flavins, released by bacteria play a hand in the changes in trends in the redox potential observed in natural waters.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Shannon Majowicz awarded CIHR grant

Shannon Majowicz, member of the WCMR and professor at the school of Public Health and Public Health Systems, University of Waterloo, has been awarded funding by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to study the economic and health risks associated with foodborne diseases.

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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Brian Ingalls and Sherry Schiff awarded grant on blooms


Photo credit Mike Linksvayer on Flickr

WCMR members Brian Ingalls and Sherry Schiff are part of a team awarded funding through the Global Water Futures program to study the problem of algal and cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and reservoirs.

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).

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