My research aims to explore the function and ecology of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract. The focus of my research is on understanding the interactions that occur between the microbiota, probiotics, prebiotics and the influence of diet on gut health.
To identify beneficial microbes or microbial-encoded functions in the gut that can improve gut health. Understand the link between different feeding strategies, microbiota and their influence on gut health.
Microbiology, Molecular biology primarily with focus on DNA-based methods. I have experience of working with clinical materials from various animals (pig, human, dog, chicken, horse, cow and rat) and sample types including feces, digesta, various tissue samples and milk. I have experience from all steps in the amplicon sequencing process, from sample preparation to the bioinformatic analysis of sequence data. Moreover I have experience of working with probiotics and prebiotics and their interactions with the gut epithelium.
Activity in the scientific society:
Referee commissions in journals such as, PLoS One, ISME journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology and International Journal of Food Microbiology
I was course leader for the PhD-student course: Host–Microbe Interactions in the Gut, SLU. October, 2013.
I communicate specific data from my own research and information on the overall research area to undergraduate students, graduate students and researchers at SLU, Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute, in general 2-3 times/year. I have also been invited to give seminars about my research area for medical doctors, for example at the Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) expert forum.
|Absorption of nutrients in catheterized pigs – a model to understand the link between diet, health and disease||PI: Johan Dicksved, SLU|
|Is obesity in dogs associated with inflammatory markers and the gut microbiota?||PI: Sara Wernersson, SLU PhD-student: Josefin Söder, SLU|
|Microbiome analysis of bovine milk - a tool for better understanding of mammary health||
PI: Sigrid Agenäs, SLU
PhD-student: Josef Dahlberg, SLU
|Mitigating methane emissions- A mission impossible?||
PI: Jan Bertilsson, SLU
PhD-student: Rebecca Danielsson, SLU
|Chicory as a fiber source in piglet nutrition||PI: Jan Erik Lindberg, SLU|
|The effects of enterolignans in chronic disease||
PI: Rikard Landberg, SLU
PhD-student: Anne-Kirstine Eriksen; SLU and Danish Cancer Society