Inaugural lecture

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

Wednesday 06 Jan 16


Tine Rask Licht
Professor, Head of Research Group
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 71 86


For academic questions:
Professor Tine Rask Licht


For practical questions about the event:
Management Assistant Kirsten Becker Hansen

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht will give a lecture on background, status and prospects of her research in gut microbiology. The general aim of her research is to understand the relation between diet, gut microorganisms and human health.

Each person has his/her own unique composition of bacteria in the gut. Several studies indicate that gut bacteria are of great importance for our health and may play a role for development of a number of diseases related to the immune and hormone systems, e.g. allergies and diabetes.

In addition, it is known that diet affects bacterial composition as well as bacterial activity in the gut. Thus, there is a need to elucidate how and why different diet types, food ingredients and food contaminants, through their effects on gut bacteria, influence human health and risk of diseases. The aim of the research is to define better and more individualised strategies for promotion of a healthy bacterial population in the gut.

Come and hear Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture, which focuses on how diet affects the composition of gut bacteria and their importance for human health. The lecture is entitled “Gut feelings – The microbial world within us” and is held in English.


See the invitation (pdf) from the National Food Institute’s director, Christine Nellemann.


Friday 22 January from 15.00 to 16.00 followed by a reception.


DTU Lyngby Campus
Meeting room M.1
Building 101A, first floor
Anker Engelundsvej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Due to a limit on the number of participants and for refreshment arrangements we ask that you register by Monday 19 January 2016. Please register for the lecture via the National Food Institute’s website.