The link between external factors (diet, drug-administration), gut microbiota and animal models

In these projects, which are mainly PhD projects, the link between diet, such as carbohydrates, proteins and fibres as well as drugs and the gut microbiota in models of metabolic, inflammatory, and psychiatric diseases in pigs, rats and mice is investigated by studying how model expression and parameter variation are under impact of external factors through the gut microbiota, and elucidating the mechanistic aspects behind this.