Welcome to the Canadian Research & Development centre for probiotics
So, which bacteria did you eat today? Probiotics are "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host." (United Nations/World Health Organization)
The Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics is located at the Lawson Health Research Institute
in London, Ontario. Established in 2001 through funding by the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund, the Centre was created to bring together experts in Canada who
specialize in probiotics and their application.
There are many locations across the country with expertise in probiotic research and development. These include: Edmonton,
Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Oshawa and Moncton. The Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics enables the collaboration and promotion of these collective Canadian research efforts through clinical trial administration, specialized studies and student training.
The long-term goal for the Centre is to strengthen the foundation of probiotic research and development in Canada and become
recognized as a leader in the field.
The Centre will be internationally recognized for its probiotic research. The pursuit of excellent basic discovery, and developmental and translational research will lead to tangible benefits for humans.
Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Western Ontario
Western Heads East
International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)