Weston Family Microbiome Initiative announces inaugural awardees of research grants

December 21, 2017 — The Weston Family Microbiome Initiative is pleased to award five grants through its inaugural granting program to research teams across Canada who are undertaking innovative research on the microbiome and human health.

Funded projects focus on using probiotics and prebiotics for the development of new therapies to treat disease, as well as new preventative strategies to improve overall health. Funding will enable researchers to generate proof-of-principle evidence that is expected to catalyze longer term, larger scale projects that ultimately lead to real health applications. Projects were reviewed by an international panel of leading experts in the field.

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has been a strong supporter of innovative medical research for many decades. The Foundation is proud to support world-class Canadian researchers as the field of microbiome research rapidly evolves, leading to breakthrough discoveries that will ultimately enhance the quality of life for Canadians.

Click here to learn more about each project.