Development of novel anti-inflammatory strains to counterbalance dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disorders

01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
inflammatory bowel disease necrotic enteritis butyrate-producing bacteria
Project description

The link between the intestinal microbiota and gut inflammation in IBD in humans and NE in poultry supports selective manipulation of the microbiota composition as a therapeutic strategy. Butyrate producing bacteria have significant anti-inflammatory potential due to production of butyrate and other extracellular compounds. The aim is to investigate anti-inflammatory properties of newly isolated butyrate producing bacteria to use for treatment of IBD and NE.