Gut microbiota and atherosclerosis: a bacterial perspective
Dr Y Chen, Dr E Jameson
6 January 2019
Research in the past two decades has now convincingly demonstrated that humans are “super-organisms”. We coexist with trillions of microorganisms, collectively termed the microbiota.
Plant fibre degradation by the human and animal gut microbiota
Dr D Bolam
11 January 2019
The gut microbiota of many mammals, including humans and farmed animals, plays a critical role in the digestion of plant polysaccharides (often called dietary fibre) from crops and the products of this anaerobic fermentation provide major health benefits to the host.
Investigating nerve:immune cell cross talk during gut inflammation
Dr J Pennock, Prof A MacDonald
Applications accepted all year round
The gut contains more nerves than any other part of the body outside the brain. These nerves contribute to pain responses and essential muscle movement, but their role during inflammation is not known.
Gut leucocytes as a screen for the health impact of functional feeds
Prof C J Secombes, Prof S Martin
7 January 2019
This PhD position builds upon past collaborations in PhD student supervision between the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre (SFIRC) at the University of Aberdeen and Skretting, a global leader in feed for aquaculture.
Wild Biome: interactions between gut microbiota and parasites
Dr S Perkins, Dr J Lello
7 January 2019
In terms of numbers of cells, we are more bacteria than we are human, and the trillions of bacteria that inhabit our gut (our ‘microbiota’) are vital for biological processes and affect many aspects of health.