Highlights

Big THANKS to all our supporters and runners of the Vitamin Challenge Team

Big THANKS to all our supporters and runners of the Vitamin Challenge Team

We were excited to participate with a team of 10 enthusiastic runners and walkers, amongst a total of 1,470 participants, at last Saturday’s Run for Women in support of Women’s Wellness Programs at BC Women’s Hospital. Our team VITAMIN CHALLENGE received numerous donations and raised a total of $435!!! Very proud of the large amount […]

DERiVE Project: Developing accessible riboflavin biomarkers for use in population surveys globally

DERiVE Project: Developing accessible riboflavin biomarkers for use in population surveys globally

The DERIVE Project is working on the DEvelopment of Riboflavin biomarkers to relate dietary sources with status, gene-nutrient Interactions and Validated health Effects in adult cohorts. This video highlights an international collaboration between UK, Ireland and Canada to find an accessible B2 biomarker for use in global surveys. The Canadian collaborator is led by the Human Nutrition and Vitamin Metabolism […]

One of two CIHR Team Grants on Nutrition & Epigenome awarded to Dr Lamers’ team

One of two CIHR Team Grants on Nutrition & Epigenome awarded to Dr Lamers’ team

Dr. Lamers is the international lead for the project “EpiBrain: Epigenetic effects of B-vitamins on brain health throughout life: scientific substantiation and translation of evidence for health-improvement strategies.” CIHR contributed $450,000 of around $1 million internationally over three years. Together with Dr Helene McNulty and Dr Colum Walsh, Ulster University, UK, and Dr Michelle Murphy’s […]

Proud of our outstanding undergraduate research students Clementine and Ricky!

Proud of our outstanding undergraduate research students Clementine and Ricky!

With bravo and big thanks to Clementine Ng, Work Learn Student, and Ricky Tsang, Directed Studies Student, for representing our team and the yoghurt project at the 2019 LFS Graduate Student Conference, with an outstanding oral presentation and a poster presentation! Congratulations to both of you for your excellent contributions to our research and disseminating […]

DOHaD and Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2019

DOHaD and Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting 2019

Thank you, Fernanda Mujica-Coopman (PhD Candidate) and Amy Tan (MSc Student), for representing our team and presenting your research outcomes on B-vitamin status and their association with birth outcomes in our Canadian pregnancy cohort study at the 2019 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian DOHaD Society and the 2019 Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting in Quebec […]

International research project on riboflavin biomarkers – webpage launched

International research project on riboflavin biomarkers – webpage launched

In this international and multidisciplinary project, we aim to develop accessible blood indicators for vitamin B2 status assessment and identify which most sensitively reflect dietary intakes and food sources of vitamin B2 in Irish and Canadian adults. We will also demonstrate an important health effect of vitamin B2 by investigating its role in modulating blood pressure […]

Congratulations, Larisse, for being awarded a Travel Bursary and Poster of Distinction

Congratulations, Larisse, for being awarded a Travel Bursary and Poster of Distinction

Well done, Larisse, for an excellent abstract that was selected for a Poster of Distinction, and your application being granted a travel award to present and attend at the 19th International Conference of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation in Kanagawa, Japan, in October 2018!  

Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Lamers for being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Lamers for being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!

The letter from President Santa Ono arrived early May 2018 – Dr Lamers was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 01, 2018! Congratulations!!!

Lamers’ lab represented at Nutrition 2018

Lamers’ lab represented at Nutrition 2018

Thank you, Amy and Fernanda, for presenting at the inaugural Nutrition 2018, the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, in Boston.

Welcome to Sarah Montgomery and Nadia Moran Garcia!

Welcome to Sarah Montgomery and Nadia Moran Garcia!

We welcomed two new members, Sarah Montgomery and Nadia Moran Garcia, this Spring 2018!