Henrik Munch Roager

Henrik Munch Roager

Assistant professor

Scopus Author ID: 56016170800  /  57192066846

I am fascinated by the role of the gut microbiota in nutrition and health. My research has especially contributed to the understanding of the effects of different dietary regimes (a New Nordic diet, a wholegrain diet, a low-gluten diet, and a Mediterranean diet), dietary or xenobiotic components (gliadin, haptocorrin, antibiotics, pesticides) as well as colonic transit time on the gut microbiome and metabolome. 

Primary fields of research

My research on diet-microbiota interactions combines the fields of metabolomics, gut microbiota and human nutrition using human interventions and cohort studies with a strong focus on identifying diet- and microbial-derived metabolites and investigating how these influence health and disease. 
 
Current research projects:
  • Towards Personalized Dietary Recommendations Based on the Interaction between Diet, Microbiome and Abiotic Conditions in the Gut (PRIMA)
  • Microbiome-Metabolome Interactions in the TwinsUK and KORA cohorts (DINAMIC)
  • Interactions between diet and gut microbia and the potential of modulating these interactions for the prevention of metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular complications in humans (DINAMIC)
  • Bifidobacteria and the development of the immune system early in life (BIFIDO)
  • Microbial tryptophan metabolites in health and disease
  • A personal microbiome-dependent glucose response (MIGLUCOSE)
  • Effects of moderate alcohol intake on the gut microbial composition and activity
  • Microbial enterotypes in personalized nutrition and obesity management

Previous research projects:

  • Mediteranean diet, the microbiome and metabolome (DINAMIC)
  • The effects of a low-gluten diet on the microbiome in healthy adults (3G center)
  • The effects of a wholegrain-rich diet on the microbiome in healthy adults (3G center)
  • Colonic transit time and the gut microbial composition, diversity and metabolism (3G center)
  • Neonatal Gut Community Pertubation by Antibiotics
  • Faecal transplantation of obesity-associated microbes
  • The effects of gluten (gliadin) on the gut microbiome and host physiology (3G center)
  • Effects of glyphosate on the gut microbial composition and metabolism

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