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Recent News

March 2019

Sahar El Aidy has been appointed as a Young Academy Groningen member

Sahar El Aidy has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Microbiome Journal

Weston Brain Grant awarded to Sahar El Aidy

Jack Jansma started as a PhD candidate on a joint project with Winclove B.V.

January 2019

How gut bacteria restrict effect of Parkinson’s drugs is our most recent study published in Nature communications.
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Welcome to the Host-Microbe Interactions group

How the millions of microbes that reside in your gut influence your brain, mood and behaviour is an evolving area of research that is moving rapidly (watch this video ). It is becoming increasingly evident that bidirectional signalling between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain (known as gut-brain axis), often involves the gut microbiota. Disruption of the gut–brain axis has been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of a diverse range of diseases, including Parkinson disease, cancer, and irritable bowel syndrome. Within my group, we seek to understand the mechanistic interplay between the microbiota-gut, and brain (go to Research for details). We aim to convey, with scientific evidence, two messages to the general public; “let your food be your medicine”, “your gut microbes can influence effectiveness of your medication”.

Last modified:04 April 2019 11.49 a.m.