Mind And Gut Interactions Cohort (MAGIC)

MAGIC is IMAGINE’s main cohort study. With the goal of recruiting 8,000 subjects, this project will study how three important variables (genes, diet and mental health) impact the gut microbiome in persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and in turn how together they impact the disease course.

Eligibility requirements


McMaster University

Address: 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Phone: 905-521-2100 x 73601
Lead Investigator: Paul Moayyedi
Contact: Melanie Wolfe

University of Manitoba

Address: 66 Chancellors Cir, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-787-4740
Lead: Dr. Charles Bernstein
Contact: Geetika Grover

University of Calgary

Address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Gil Kaplan
Contact: Nusrat Shommu

Sick Kids Toronto

Address: 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Anne Griffiths
Contact: TBD

University of Ottawa

Address: 75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Alaa Rostom
Contact: TBD

University of Saskatchewan

Address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5C5
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Sharyle Fowler
Contact: TBD

University of British Columbia

Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Brian Bressler
Contact: Chris MacDonnell

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Address: 5790 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 1V7, Canada
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Jennifer Jones
Contact: Slava Khovratovich

Queen's University

Address: 99 University Ave, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Stephen Vanner
Contact: Celine Morissette

IWK Health Centre

Address: 6299 South St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Anthony Otley
Contact: Amy Postmaa

McGill University

Address: 845 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, Quebec H3A 0G4X8
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Alain Bitton
Contact: TBD

Toronto Western Hospital

Address: 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Louis Liu
Contact: Rhea O’Neill

University of Alberta

Address: 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3
Phone: TBD
Lead: Dr. Richard Fedorak
Contact: Lindsy Ambrosio