We are pleased to introduce another issue of our « Best of » series!
What was the hottest topic in gut microbiota science this year? Many experts would say it was the study of interactions between gut microbiota and the immune system. In case you didn’t attend some of the 2015 conferences that covered the topic in depth — like the Keystone Symposium (USA) and the Cell Symposium (Canada) — this document will bring you up to date.
We are also pleased to bring you an exclusive editorial from Lena Öhman, our Immune Function Expert, Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
This Gut Microbiota for Health «Best of Immunity» document includes a summary of the important scientific work related to gut microbes and the immune system. Inside, we bring you Gut Microbiota for Health interviews with scientists on the leading edge of this field. Curated selections of academic publications give you some specific findings on inflammatory processes, celiac disease, colitis, and more.
We finally wrap it all up by listing ten Twitter accounts that offer engaging content related to immunity.
Paul Enck Prof. Dr. Paul Enck, Director of Research, Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany.
His main interests are gut functions in health and disease, including functional and inflammatory bowel disorders, the role of the gut microbiota, regulation of eating and food intake and its disorders, of nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, and the psychophysiology and neurobiology of the placebo response, with specific emphasis on age and gender contributions.
He has published more than 170 original data paper in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and more than 250 book chapters and review articles. He is board member/treasurer of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and of the German Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and has served as reviewer for many international journals and grant agencies.