Project

Changes of metal speciation in the human gestrointestinal tract

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
gastrointestinal tract contaminants bioavailability metals speciation micronutrient metalloids
 
Project description

The factors affecting the speciation of metals and metalloids in the human gastrointestinal tract will be identified. Subsequently, methods will be developed to control the bioaccessibility of trace elements, i.e. to enhance the human bioavailability of micronutrients and to reduce the bioavailability of environmental contaminants which contain metals and metalloids.