Henrik Munch Roager

Henrik Munch Roager

Assistant professor

Scopus Author ID: 56016170800  /  57192066846

Henrik Munch Roager is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, at University of Copenhagen, and the group leader of the Microbiome & Metabolomics research group. Henrik is a recipient of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Drummond Early Career Scientist Award.

Master Thesis Opportunities

We are looking for highly motivated masters students (with an interest in microbiology/chemistry/nutrition/bioinformatics) to perform their thesis or project work in our group. Please reach out to us and hear more.  

Primary fields of research

Our research focuses on understanding how our diet shapes the gut microbiome, how gut microbes digest our food and how the resulting small diet-derived molecules (metabolites) interact with our physiology in health and disease. Our work involves multiple disciplines including nutrition, chemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics. We conduct human dietary intervention studies and cohort studies and profile the metabolome (collection of all small molecules) in stool, blood and urine using targeted and untargeted liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) based metabolomics. Furthermore, we collaborate with leading microbiome researchers around Europe and experts in immunology and intestinal host receptors to elucidate host-microbial cross-talk.

Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EBCUKyp2F8

Current research projects:
  • Towards Personalized Dietary Recommendations Based on the Interaction between Diet, Microbiome and Abiotic Conditions in the Gut (PRIMA)
  • Microbiome-Metabolome Interactions in the TwinsUK and KORA cohorts (DINAMIC)
  • Interactions between diet and gut microbia and the potential of modulating these interactions for the prevention of metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular complications in humans (DINAMIC)
  • Bifidobacteria and the development of the immune system early in life (BIFIDO)
  • Microbial tryptophan metabolites in health and disease
  • A personal microbiome-dependent glucose response (MIGLUCOSE)
  • Effects of moderate alcohol intake on the gut microbial composition and activity
  • Microbial enterotypes in personalized nutrition and obesity management

Previous research projects:

  • Mediteranean diet, the microbiome and metabolome (DINAMIC)
  • The effects of a low-gluten diet on the microbiome in healthy adults (3G center)
  • The effects of a wholegrain-rich diet on the microbiome in healthy adults (3G center)
  • Colonic transit time and the gut microbial composition, diversity and metabolism (3G center)
  • Neonatal Gut Community Pertubation by Antibiotics
  • Faecal transplantation of obesity-associated microbes
  • The effects of gluten (gliadin) on the gut microbiome and host physiology (3G center)
  • Effects of glyphosate on the gut microbial composition and metabolism

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