Project

Fat metabolism by the human intestinal microbiota

Duration
01 October 2008 → 16 January 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
obesity gastrointestinal microbiology fat metabolism
 
Project description

This proposal for doctoral research deals with the metabolic potency of human intestinal microorganisms towards lipids. Mixed microbial slurries will be investigated with in vitro technology. Fundamental knowledge will be gathered concerning the relationship between intestinal bacteria and the human fat metabolism. The acquired knowledge may moreover result in a couple of applications in the food industry.