Research project title
Country of Secondment
To study the microbiome of traditional fermented foods to develop a catalogue of microbial species with excellent metabolic potential and technological relevance that can be used for industrial purposes.
To study the potential of the gut microbiome as target of intervention in food allergy and development of new dietary strategies for prevention/treatment of food allergy.
To study the relation between individual changes in postprandial glucose response and markers of habitual diet, microbiome composition/functions, gastric emptying rate, and postprandial gastrointestinal hormones in patients with type 1 diabetes
-Roche Diabetes Care-Chalmers University
To study the role of microbiome in affecting the anti-tumor response elicited by oncolytic vaccines
To investigate the mechanism of action of natural neuropeptides on the gut microbiome to help the development of novel synthetic peptides for microbiome modulation
Microbiome/ Metabolome interface
-InventionBio-University of Pennsylvania
To investigate the structural modifications induced by gut microbiota on the main polysaccharidic and phenolic components of selected agri-food wastes
-Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila
To investigate the microbiome of wild boar as a model species to unveil the emergence, spread and persistence of Antimicrobial resistance (at the “One Heath” interface)
-University of Gent
To design and validate a specific “microbiome panel” for microbiome characterization, in combination with other standardized predictive biomarkers to improve the selection of cancer patients for specific therapies
-University of Padua
- PANGAEA BIOTECH
To investigate the microbiome of shallow-water hydrothermal vents and explore its role in biogeochemical cycling and as source of industrially relevant microbial enzymes
-Novamont -Middle Eastern Technical University
To clarify the role of diet and gut microbiome composition as risk factors in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease in relation to behavioral and mechanistic alterations leading to neuronal loss upon high fat western diet consumption
Nutrition and Microbiome
Mapping the microbiome in meat food chain, from primary production to retail, understanding how microbiome of the environment affects shelf-life, quality and safety and how processing conditions may modulate microbial spoilage dynamics.
-Dawn Meats Group
-University of Leon
To study interactions of different bacterial populations with different food matrices. A microfluidic mixer will allow to fabricate fine-scale micro-biogeographies by exploiting chaotic advection.
Microfluidics for Microbiome