We conduct research on the role of microbes in various human conditions. Our primary focus is the microbiome which influences urological conditions. The microbiome at distal sites is now the most intriguing, as it is thought to have an influence on systemic health well beyond the primary mucosal sites they occupy.
"Advances in human microbiome technologies clearly represent an unprecedented way to develop new treatments for serious diseases and to improve general healthcare outcomes in our species."
Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2014, World Economic Forum
Mrs Miriam Burnett
Former Chairman of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation for many decades. She was instrumental in providing this platform to study the microbiome and probiotics. This group is dedicated to her memory and mission of "helping where needed". We are extremely appreciative for the Foundation's continued support.
WHATS IN A NAME?
Once thought to be sterile, the bladder contains microbes that could influence the development and treatment of cancer
Urinary incontinence: Making sense of the urinary microbiota in clinical urology
Urological Sciences lab make appearance in video
Urological Sciences lab receives research award