Starting the group
Welcome to the intestinal microbiology group
These are exciting times to study gut bacteria. The microbes in our gut have a tremendous impact on our health and well-being: More and more studies are available showing how the composition of this microbiota is associated with human physiology and behavior. And we got a first glimpse into the mechanisms behind host-microbiota interactions. At the same time, astonishing progress in molecular and cellular biology, strongly driven by the recent advancement of molecular and omics techniques, have given us a for a first time a more comprehensive understanding how a single bacterial cell functions and grows. Building on this knowledge, we are studying the growth physiology of different gut bacteria. We try to understand how the growth behavior of different strains affects composition of the gut microbiota and couple into the interaction of the microbiota with the human host. We are doing this by combining a set of different tools, including state of the art anaerobic cultivation techniques to quantify bacterial growth and their interactions, in-vitro setups to emulate intestinal flow and its effect on growth, and simulation techniques to consider the specifics of human intestinal physiology when studying host-microbe interactions.
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