Name:

GRANT Vicky


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Vicky is the Faculty Librarian for Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Currently undertaking ethnographic research looking at how people living with irritable bowel syndrome use information in the self management of their condition. Also interested in stigma, social inclusion, health narrative and health informatics.


Address:

University of Sheffield, Health Sciences Library, C Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK


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+44(0)114 2227336


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E-mail:

v.grant@sheffield.ac.uk

Name:

GUADAMURO GARCIA Lucia


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I have a PhD position in the IPLA-CSIC (Spain) since December 2012. I am developing my work in the Functional Dairy Cultures group with the supervision of Dr. Baltasar Mayo and Dra.Susana Delgado. My thesis is included in a National Project called “Metabolism of soy isoflavons by the gut microbiota during menopause. Identification, characterization and selection of probiotics for the formulation of soy-derived functional dairy products”. The main objectives are to understand the gut microorganisms involved in the metabolism of soy isoflavones used to treat menopause symptoms and the selection of isoflavone-activating strains for its use as probiotics.


Address:

IPLA-CSIC, Paseo Río Linares, sn, 33300 Villaviciosa, Spain


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+34 985892131


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E-mail:

luciagg@iplacsic.es

Name:

THIELE Ines


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Ines Thiele is a systems biologist at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) where she currently heads a research group in Molecu- lar Systems Physiology. She earned her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Palsson’s lab at the University of California San Diego and subsequently occupied research at the University of Iceland, first as Assistant Professor, then as Associate Professor. In 2013, she’s joined the University of Luxem- bourg as an Associate Professor of Systems Biomedicine and as ATTRACT Fellow. Her research aims to improve our understanding on how diet influences human health by building comprehensive models of human cells and human-associated microbes. She also developed recently a computational framework permitting to model comprehensively in silico the metabolic interactions between the human host and gut microbes.


Address:

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval, 7, avenue des Hauts-Four neaux, L-4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


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+352 46 66 44 6647


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E-mail:

ines.thiele@uni.lu

Name:

TRAVIS Mark


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My lab aims to identify important cells and molecules that control immune responses in health and disease. We are specifically interested in cells called dendritic cells, which are not only crucial in stimulating immune reactions during infection, but also in preventing disease by suppressing dangerous immune responses. We are especially interested in how dendritic cells control immune responses in the intestine. By understanding how cells and molecules in the intestine control immune responses, we can understand how normal health is maintained, and what goes wrong during inflammatory bowel disease and infections of the gut. Research Interests: Immunology


Address:

4.012 AV Hill Building, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, United Kingdom


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44 161 275 1743


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E-mail:

Mark.Travis-2@manchester.ac.uk

Name:

VENEMA, Koen


Profile:

Koen Venema is an expert in gut microbiology. Primarily he studies the effect of food (constituents) on the activity and composition of the gut microbiota in relation to health and disease. In addition, he studies the effect of pro- and prebiotics on gut health using in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studies. He focuses special attention on the molecular interaction of pro- and prebiotics with the host. Koen is Associate Professor at Maastricht University, where he has recently started a new research group. He works with the TNO computer-controlled, dynamic in vitro models of the GI tract (nick-named TIM). He is administrator of the ENGIHR-website.


Address:

Maastricht University - campus Venlo, P.O. Box 8, 5900 AA Venlo, The Netherlands


Tel.:

+31 433883198


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E-mail:

k.venema@maastrichtuniversity.nl