invest in precision health
Comprised of 300 trillion bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses within and on our bodies, the microbiome has a powerful influence on human and animal health. Regarded as a new and distinct organ, the microbiome affects not only infection and disease, but also mood, behaviour, weight and allergies. It differs from person to person based on their personal history, geographic location and genetics — the heart of precision medicine.
Research within the IMC will dive into the microbiome, discovering how it affects our health, and how it differs between individuals. We will use precision medicine to understand the influences on the microbiome.
The IMC will unite top researchers with cutting-edge facilities, serving as a catalyst for personalized therapies that health professionals will use to fight the growing global crisis of chronic illnesses like obesity,
hepatitis and irritable bowel disease.
Our impact will stretch from human health into agriculture, energy and the environment through platforms like our germ-free facility, advanced imaging that will allow studies in real-time, and the ability to analyze and store limitless data that will result in new treatments and therapies to improve the health of millions.