Gene transfer between gut microorganisms
Interactions between pathogens and gut microbes
Impact of gut microbiota on immune function
Efficacy and safety of pro/prebiotics
Molecular profiling of intestinal microbiota
Influence of dietary components on host gut flora
I am heading the The National Food Institute research group on
Intestinal Microbial Ecology.
The focus of our research is on effects of diet on composition,
activity and genetic exchange in the gut microbiota, as well as
on effects of the gut environment on resistance to pathogenic
infections. Additionally, we adress the impact of gut
microbes on maturation and maintenance of the host immune
system. We look at effects of whole food items as well as of
prebiotic carbohydrates and probiotic bacteria.