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Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute

Farncombe Family Degestive Health Research Institute

Improving Health From The Inside Out

The Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute is an integrated group of clinical and basic scientists dedicated to understanding the impact of digestive health and nutrition on disease across the life span.
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Farncombe Institute scientists put in spotlight of international science conference

Farncombe researchers at conferenceThey're talking guts and they've got the glory. Researchers of Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University are in the spotlight at a large international conference.

The institute and its six senior scientists will be featured during an afternoon-long symposium on Tuesday Oct. 7 of the Pan American Congress of Gastroenterology being held in Buenos Aires.

The conference for gastroenterologists of North, Central and South America is held only once every four years and it is considered a prestigious scientific congress, said Dr. Steve Collins, a gastroenterologist and director of the institute.

"This is a real coup, as it's very unusual for researchers from one institution to be given an entire symposium. This puts us among the very top in this discipline. This is a very well attended congress."

The opportunity to highlight the research of the Farncombe institute was arranged by former institute director and gastroenterologist Dr. Paul Moayyedi.

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To Note ...

Alberto Fernandez receives an EBMO Fellowship

Congratulations to Alberto Fernandez who was awarded a fellowship by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EBMO) to visit Dr. Elena Verdu's lab to work on the gluten metabolic activity of bacteria isolated from the human small intestine.


Dr. Stephen Collins has been appointed as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Stephen Collins on being elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. This was awarded in recognition for the work he has done in advancing GI research in improving our understanding of functional and inflammatory bowel disease. Well deserved Steve!


Dr. Waliul Khan awarded, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant

Congratulations Waliul Khan on being awarded the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant for 5 years. The award is for Dr. Khan's outstanding contribution to research on the regulation of goblet cell biology in enteric infection. Well done Wali!


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