Outside of the Lab

We have a united team; we have get-together occasions outside of the lab for recreation and charity events.  The members of the Verdu Lab have been consistent supporters of the Crohns and Colitis Canada Gutsy Walk. Throughout the year we team up with other Farncombe Institute lab faculty to fund-raise and bring awareness to the foundation’s research.

This page contains recent news from the lab, and events.

VerduLab on Twitter!

The Verdu Lab now has an official twitter account! Follow for news, updates, and more!

Commentaries & Highlights

Check the latest scientific summaries here written by Dr. Heather Galipeau and other members of the Verdu Lab in Gut Microbiota for Health, a website dedicated to spreading the knowledge about gut microbiota in health and disease!

See the latest piece by Heather and Mark Wulczynski on duodenal protists and oral tolerance here.

Access the latest highlights related to celiac disease written by SSCD members and Verdu Lab members here. (Become a member of SSCD to view educational resources)


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Awards for Amber and Kelly

Fantastic news coming from the lab last month. Congratulations to Amber Hann (PhD student) on receiving The 2023-2024 Douglas C. Russell Memorial Scholarship, established by the bequest of Olga H. Russell for deserving graduate students in Medical Science. And an...

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New article on food additives

Together with collaborators at INRAE, France, in a new study from Mark Wulczynski and Dr. Heather Galipeau we have unveiled findings on the long-term effects of the common food additive silicon dioxide (SiO2) on gut immune health. Turns out, while SiO2 doesn't...

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Celiac Canada Award Winners!

Congratulations to Mark Wulczynski for being awarded the 2023 James A. Campbell Young Investigator Award! So proud. Congratulations as well to Farncombe faculty member Dr. Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez for being awarded the 2023 main grant. See the full announcement here.

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Farncombe Family Research Day

The Farncombe Institute hosted its annual research day on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, ON. Trainees (including masters, PhD, and post-docs) and staff presented their research through oral and poster presentations selected...

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