Mum and boy at market stall

As several challenges impact on our food system, it is more important than ever that we understand the complex interplay between diet and health. The human gut and the microbial species that reside within it play a vital role in maintaining our nutritional status and preventing a wide spectrum of lifestyle associated disorders.

Our research is defining the role of the gut in delivering food components with a view to improving health through dietary strategies. This will also inform the development of healthy and sustainable foods that will contribute towards nutritional resilience in the food supply chain.