Gut microbiota under the microscope
The highly dynamic gut microbial community plays a fundamental role in human health by facilitating dietary breakdown, production of bioactive metabolites and resistance to infections. The EU-funded project EvoGutHealth aims to understand how the microbe–host relationship may change by the evolution of gut bacteria. Scientists will employ a synthetic community to test the hypothesis that the metabolic interactions between individual bacteria may affect global microbiota functions such as pathogen resistance. The project's results will provide fundamental knowledge on gut microbiota and help develop beneficial intervention strategies that promote human health.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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