Evaluation of Prebiotic potential of novel carbohydrate preparations

  • Licht, Tine Rask (Project Manager)
  • Vigsnæs, Louise Kristine (Project Participant)
  • Sulek, Karolina (PhD Student)
  • Holck, Jesper (Project Participant)
  • Brynskov, Jørn (Project Participant)
  • Steenholdt, Carsten (Project Participant)

Project Details


This project constitutes workpackage 2 in the ’Prebiotic Center, headed by Anne Meyer at DTU Chemical Engeneering. The task of the Gut Ecology group at the Nationel Food Institutes, Technical University of Denmark in the Center approach is to test for effects of novel carbohydrate preparations on the intestinal microbiota which may be relevant for human health. Specifically, we focus on the possibilities to prevent outbreaks of Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
We perform small-scale batch fermentations in pure cultures as well as in intestinal communities derived from healthy subjects and from subjects suffering from UC.
We analyse microbiota composition and metabolites produced by host and bacteria.
Project financing:
Danish Strategic Research Council
Øresund Food network
AcronymPrebiotic potential of novel carbohydrate preparations
Effective start/end date01/01/200701/01/2013

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