Mucosal immunology and immune modulation

Mucosal immunology and immune modulation by food and feed, including research on the induction of mucosal tolerance, effects of probiotics on healthy aging, and the influence of diet on the mucosal barrier in humans and animals. We want to further understand the disturbed homeostasis between the mucosal immune-system and the gut microbial content to identify potential drug targets. We work on functional translation of findings from ongoing large scale multi-omics analyses in the context of chronic intestinal diseases.