Steps Forward in MyNewGut Project

8 Oct 2015

by Kristina Campbell

MyNewGut is a European gut microbiome research initiative launched in 2013 that brings together experts in a wide range of fields: 'omics' technologies, brain research, computational modelling, immunology, microbiology, physiology and nutrition. The endeavour includes both basic research and clinical trials, with the aim of producing high-quality data that can inform medical practice and public health initiatives around the world.

As MyNewGut, a research initiative involving thirty organizations from fifteen countries, continued to carry out its research program on prebiotic fibres and the gut microbiota, project participants held a workshop before the International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015 in Paris.

Earlier this year, the American Gut Project branched out across the Atlantic with the launch of The British Gut Project. Dr. Tim Spector, the project lead, spoke with GMFH about the endeavor. Tim Spector, of London, UK, is a Professor of

Since 2013, thousands of people have been voluntarily sending samples of microbes from their bodies to the laboratory of Dr. Rob Knight in Boulder, Colorado. The samples are analyzed as part of the American Gut project, a citizen science endeavor

Thirty organizations from fifteen countries are coming together to conduct gut microbiome research in a new project called MyNewGut. Professor Yolanda Sanz has been appointed MyNewGut's project coordinator and leads the project's human intervention trials on the gut microbiome's ability to metabolise nutrients

In a healthy adult, microbial cells are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to one. Many microbes maintain our health, while others cause illness. Recent investigations of the human gut microbiome have discovered important ways in which gut microbes may influence

MetaHIT

25 Mar 2012

by GMFH Editing Team

MetaHIT (METAgenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract) is a collaborative project, funded by the European Commission, gathering 15 institutes from 8 countries. It was born of the idea that, with the rapid development of sequencing technologies, researchers could imagine explore