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The Microbial ecology, Health and Nutrition research group focuses its investigation activities in analysing the influence of the human microbiota and its genome (microbiome) in the nutritional and health state, its interaction in the development of metabolic and immunologic pathologies, and selects and evaluates the efficacy and mechanism of action of new probiotic bacteria.

Currently this research group leads the MyNewGut project, a five years collaborative project with 30 partners and funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EU. The project aims at developing new strategies to prevent diet-related diseases, such as obesity.

  • Determine the effect of the interactions between the gut microbiota, lifestyle and the genotype, in the risk of developing immunologic and metabolic diseases, such as celiac disease, obesity and comorbidities (metabolic syndrome, diabetes, dyslipidaemia and fatty liver, etc).
  • Design nutritional intervention strategies allowing the modification of factors contributing to reduce the risk of diet- and lifestyle- related diseases at different stages of life.
  • Develop a new generation of effective probiotics and products from human isolated gut bacteria to reduce the incidence of immune and metabolic pathologies.
  • Identify molecular mechanisms of action of these bacteria through the communication between the intestine and organs and peripheral tissues by integrating physiologic studies and application of omic technologies.
Jefe de Grupo

M. Yolanda Sanz Herranz
Lab.: 114
Telef.: 2128


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Próximo seminario: 17/09/2028 00:30

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