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Humans and the Microbiome

Principal Investigator:
  • Brett Finlay, University of British Columbia
Team Members:
  • Janet Rossant, The Hospital For Sick Children
  • Thomas Bosch, Universität Kiel
  • Tamara Giles-Vernick, Institut Pasteur
  • Philippe Gros, McGill University
  • Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon
  • Frédéric Keck, Musée du quai de Branly
  • Sven Pettersson, Karolinska Institutet
  • Tobias Rees, McGill University
  • Philippe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur
  • Margaret Lock, McGill University

Project Overview

CIFAR’s program in Humans & the Microbiome examines the human microbiome and the role it plays in human health and development, and its long-term effects on our evolution and society. By understanding the relationship between the microbiome and human biology, they expect to open new insights into the root of human disease, issues of early development, human susceptibility to future pandemics and other public health challenges, and even human behaviour.