Tine Rask Licht

Acting Head of Institute, Professor

Tine Rask Licht

DTU National Food Institute

Henrik Dams Allé

Building 201 Room 206

2800 Kgs. Lyngby




Tine Rask Licht


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.