‘Robo-gut’ prof part of $25-million research project

A University of Guelph microbiologist is part of an international research team receiving a $25-million award under the world’s most ambitious cancer research grant.

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is among 14 researchers from five countries on a research team looking to study connections between microbes in the body and cancer.
Her expertise in culturing gut microbes developed in her U of G lab – and its custom-designed “robo-gut” mimicking the workings of the large intestine – led the team’s principal investigators to invite her to join the project.