The Intestinal Microbiology Group
The human gastrointestinal tract contains a vast number of bacteria, by far exceeding the number of eucaryotic cells in our body. During the last 20 years it has become evident that the composition and activities of the gut microbiota plays a crucial role for human health. The research group addresses topics related to the gut bacteria, e.g. composition and activities of the microbiota, methodologies for studies of this complex ecosystem, and strategies for influencing the microbiota through dietary interventions.
In this context, ‘dietary interventions’ refers to whole foods, as well as to selected food components including e.g. prebiotic carbohydrates, probiotic bacteria, or bacteria applied during production of food.
Since April 2012, one of our main focuses is coordination and research within the '3G' Research Center on Gut, Grain & Greens. The center is financed by the Danish Stategic Research Council and addresses the interaction between intestinal microbiota, metabolic disorders, and grain/fibre
See projects from the Intestinal Mircrobial Ecology Group.
Collaborations University of Copenhagen, Denmark
DuPont (previously Danisco)
Group Leader and Professor MSO Tine Rask Licht
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Mørkhøj Bygade 26