A material transfer agreement was signed between the University of Guelph and UCLA a few weeks ago, and once materials are prepared at UCLA and shipped here, my local collaborator and I will be able to start some tests. We are going to test products of a Lactobacillus johnsonii strain that has activity against lymphoma to see if those products can, by themselves, affect tumour growth or gene expression in tumour cells. How much work we do depends on how much stuff we get from UCLA. I will be paying for the sequencing myself, out of my personal funds, and so that will also be a limiting factor (some samples may have to sit in the freezer until I can afford to sequence them).
I’m encouraged by the in silico work I’ve done with the data I already have, and while that could be published, data from these planned experiments will make the paper so much stronger- so publication of the data I have is going to wait pending these results.