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.
- Theme Lead Dr Wendy Russell - Dietary Metabolites and Human Health
- Dr Charles Bestwick - Strategic Research Programme coordination and identifying health bioactive components of foods
- Professor Harry Flint - Role of gut microorganisms in nutrition and health
- Dr Silvia Gratz - Impact of diet on intestinal metabolism and gut toxicity
- Dr Petra Louis - Dietary influence on functional groups of the gut microbiota
- Dr Madalina Neacsu - Sustainable Novel Food Formulations and Bioactive-Ingredients for Human Health
- Dr Karen Scott - Investigations into the metabolism of different substrates by gut bacteria
- Dr Alan Walker - Linking diet to intestinal microbial communities and host health
- Emeritus Professor John Wallace - Microbial metabolism in the gut of man and ruminants