Unravelling the relations between diet and health at molecular level

We study the molecular mechanisms by which diets, foods, and diet-derived compounds mediate their effects on health and prevention of non-communicable diseases. Our main focus is on gut physiology, metabolism and microbiota. We are particularly interested in the effects of plant-based foods, berries and their polyphenols as well as dietary proteins on the development and risk of colorectal cancer. Our methodological approaches include cell cultures, animal models and clinical trials.