Industrialisation and intestinal bacteria

The Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology welcomes Mathieu Groussin as newly appointed professor

»My research area is the human intestinal microbiome, i.e. all of the micro-organisms in the intestine. I am trying to understand how bacterial genomes, bacterial functions and host-microbe interactions change in health and illness as well as through human evolution. With the industrialisation of our lifestyle, the diversity of the intestinal microbiome drastically reduced and its composition changed. In this context, I am particularly interested in the features of microbiomes that can be used to improve human health. This research is based on a large collection of intestinal microbiomes and bacterial strains in pure culture from human populations around the world.«

Mathieu Groussin, 35 years old, born in Hennebont, France. Since February 2022: Professor of Medical Bioinformatics at Kiel University. Previously post-doctoral researcher at Eric Alm Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA, and co-founder, co-director and scientific director of the Global Microbiome Conservancy project. 2013: Doctoral degree at Lyon University, France.

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Mathieu Groussin

+49 (0) 431 / 500 – 15 285

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