Tine Rask Licht
Deputy Head of Institute, Professor, Head of Research Group
DTU National Food Institute
Research Group for Gut, Microbes and Health
Building 202 Room 1218
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Bacterial metabolism of dietary components Impact of gut microbes on host metabolism, immune and endocrine responses Efficacy and safety of pro/prebiotics Influence of dietary components on host gut flora
Humans have more bacteria in their gut than cells in their whole body. During the last decade, it has become clear that the gut bacteria exist in a symbiotic relation with the host, and play a pivotal role for host health – Particularly in the context of immune-related diseases. I am heading the research group on Gut, Microbes and Health, which primarily works within the areas of gut microbiota and food ingredients. We study the interplay between diet, intestinal microbiota and the immune system, and create knowledge that contributes to the development of healthy foods and ingredients, as well as to new strategies for alleviation of diseases that relate to the composition of gut bacteria.