Nutrigenomics and molecular nutrition

Closed. 01.08.2018 - 31.12.2021


Nutrigenomics and non-communicable or chronic diseases: Nutrigenomics is an emerging science in nutrition that uses molecular tools to better understand the physiological responses obtained through a certain diet in individuals and population groups.

At the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, within the main research interests of the nutrigenomics research line is to study the molecular interactions between metabolites produced by the gut microbiota derived from specific dietary nutrients that protect from type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease under this specific project

Project name

• Molecular and metabolic mechanisms for the role of gut microbiota-derived indole propionic acid (IPA) in the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Other projects:

• Studying the gene-pathway associations for IPA both for adipose and liver tissues.

PhD student
Ratika Sehgal,

Post Doc researcher
Mariana Ilha,
Marjo Tuomainen,

Time period

01.08.2018 - 31.12.2021

Group members - UEF

Collaboration with UEF research groups

Cooperation partners