Microbiota & Metabolomics

Focus of research group

Our vision is to understand the mechanisms by which the gut microbiota contributes to food digestion and health, and to accelerate this knowledge toward personalised nutrition strategies and novel food products.

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.

Members of research group

Name Title Phone E-mail
Henrik Munch Roager Associate Professor +4535324928 E-mail
Lars Hein Christensen Research Assistant +4535333751 E-mail
Lasse Sommer Mikkelsen Research Assistant +4535326424 E-mail
Nicola Procházková PhD Fellow +4535320472 E-mail
Simon Rønnow Schacht Research Assistant +4535332573 E-mail