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"MicroILCs: Deciphering how the gut Microbiota influences Innate Lymphoid Cells in obesity"""

Project description

Gut microbiota and immune system crosstalk in obesity

High calorie intake combined with a sedentary lifestyle have led to obesity reaching epidemic proportions. Accumulating evidence underscores the effect of nutrition on gut microbiota composition, which in turn impacts metabolic health beyond the intestine. The aim of the EU-funded MicroILCs project is to identify the key determinants of the gut ecosystem for the immune responses of the innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in particular. Identification of intestinal human bacteria with immune regulatory properties will provide insight into how microbiota control immune responses to high-energy diets. Scientists hope to translate the knowledge generated into microbiota-modulating strategies that can be applied in the clinical setting to tackle metabolic disorders.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48