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Establishing a novel gut-brain axis model

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Julia Rode

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To date, most studies to understand the gut-brain axis have focused on one of its compartments isolated rather than investigating their connection. We aim to build an extended gut-brain axis ex vivo/in vitro model based on individually well-established methods to meet the need of standardised mechanistical assessments of personalised dietary and medical interventions. Therefore, this project combines intestinal human samples with a model system for cells of the nervous system.

This project is funded by an ESPEN 2020 Research Fellowship awarded to Julia Rode.

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