About Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

Konstantina Zafeiropoulou is a dietitian with strong scientific interest in the diet-microbiota interactions and their role in human health and disease. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, during which she explored the involvement of gut microbiota in the etiopathogenesis of Celiac Disease and evaluated the gluten free diet-microbiota interactions. She is currently a PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC unraveling the role of gut microbiota and long-term dietary patterns in the development of postoperative colorectal anastomotic leakage. Follow Konstantina on Twitter @zaf_kon and LinkedIn.

The first 2-3 years of life are crucial for shaping childhood health. Amid others, the importance of early-life gut microbiota in infant’s development and later human health has been long speculated. In particular, bifidobacteria are playing an essential role in infant’s gut microbiota and immune system maturation that supports its probiotic use in that age span.

Bioaccumulation: a new perspective in the drug-bug story

24 Jan 2022

by Konstantina Zafeiropoulou

In Western world, the incidence of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases has been significantly increasing and also the use of non-antibiotic drugs for their treatment. Scientists at EMBL and Cambridge University elucidate how common drugs accumulate in gut bacteria and potentially reduce medication’s effectiveness.