Dr. Liping Zhao, of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is at the cutting edge of research on how the gut microbiota influence obesity.

Gut Microbiota for Health editors are pleased to bring you a video interview with Dr. Zhao as part of our conference highlights from the 2015 Keystone Symposium, “Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology: The Search for Mechanism“.

In this video, Dr. Zhao answers the following questions:

  • How does dietary change affect the microbiota?
  • Does microbiota modulation have the potential to treat obesity?
  • In fecal microbiota transplantation, should the donor have a specific diet before giving a sample?
  • How can you assess the quality of a fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) sample?