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Project studies links between gut microbiome and chronic diseases

Professorship investigates changes to human digestion with €3.7m from Science Foundation Ireland

A multi-million euro research professorship has been announced by APC Microbiome Ireland to investigate how modern lifestyle has altered human gut microbiome.

Announced by funder Science Foundation Ireland on 1 December, Jens Walter is to lead the €3.7-million programme via a SFI Research Professorship award. The goal of the project is to see whether changes in the gut have made humans more susceptible to diseases.

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