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

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.

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