Project leader: Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach

Web communication: Anna Eriksson,  (E-STaR) Fondazione Edmund Mach,

Bando "I comunicatori STAR della scienza", Provincia Autonoma di Trento

Giulia Gaudioso

EFH ESR hosted by Fondazione Edmund Mach/University of Trento

Giulia Gaudioso

Education: MSc Biology applied to Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Present position: PhD student in the Nutrition and Nutrigenomic Group (Dr. Tuohy) Department of Food Quality and Nutrition at Fondazione Edmund Mach, enrolled by University of Trento.

Project: Intestinal microbiota and energy metabolism: measuring the impact of diet: microbe interactions on host health. The intestinal microbiota is known to play an important role in host metabolism, growth and health. However, we still do not fully understand how diet can shape the gut microbiota and determine its ability to regulate host physiology. Within the framework of the EUREGIO-Environment, Food and Health project, I will examine how diet can shape the intestinal microbiota and measure how changes within the gut microbiota are linked to body weight, disease risk and physiological function.

Host Institute: Fondazione E. Mach (FEM), supervisors: Prof. Nicola Segata (UNITN), Dr. F. Fava, Dr. K. Tuohy (FEM).