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The Genetic, Environmental and Microbial (GEM) Project is a major, multi-centre clinical research study investigating the causes of Crohn’s disease funded by the CCFC to the tune of $5.5 million over the past five years. With over 2,000 study participants from 32 sites located across Canada, United States and Israel, this landmark, one-of-a-kind study will have broad-reaching benefits to the international IBD community. The GEM data and research platform has led to several ancillary studies which have secured an additional $2.5M from Canadian government to support these spin-off research projects.

Genetic, Environmental and Microbial (GEM) Project


INSTITUTION Mount Sinai Hospital



Grants-in-Aid (GIA) of Research grants support high-quality research projects that will enhance our understanding of IBD and have the potential to cure or more effectively control the disease. GIAs build on the achievements and strengths of the world-class IBD research community in Canada by supporting the pipeline for discovery of new IBD therapies and keeping cutting-edge researchers in Canada. The research projects funded by the Foundation are devoted to finding the causes of IBD (bacterial and genetic triggers), developing new treatments that block the inflammatory process, and treating the complications related to IBD.


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