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Laboratory Of Food Biotechnology

Laboratory of Food Biotechnology

Our focus is to study and develop microbes that are useful for food and gut health. We combine screening and fundamental characterization with functional and mechanistic studies to study microbes from the environment, food and gut ecosystems. In addition, innovative bioprocessing technologies are also developed. The role and functions of the human gut microbiota, bacteria and artificial consortia on host health and their response to food and nutritional components are investigated using integrated multi-scale in vitro and in vivo strategies.​



New Professors at D-HEST

At its meeting of 17 May 2017, the ETH Board appointed 3 new professors to the Department of Health Sciences and Technology. Read more 


Inaugural lecture Karin Würtz-Kozak

"New horizons in degenerative disc disease" Read more 


Christian Wolfrum appointed full professor

The ETH Board has promoted Prof. Christian Wolfrum, currently Associate Professor at ETH Zurich, to Full Professor of Translational Nutrition Biology. Read more 


Laura Nyström appointed as Associate Professor of Food Biochemistry

At its meeting of 28/29 September 2016 the ETH Board has promoted Prof. Laura Nyström, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, to Associate Professor of Food Biochemistry. Read more 

Open Positions

There are currently no open positions.

Recent Publications

East and West African milk products are reservoirs for human and livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus.
Christoph Jans, Axel Merz, Sophia Johler, Mario Younan, Sabine A. Tanner, Dasel W.M. Kaindi, John Wangoh, Bassirou Bonfoh, Leo Meile, and Taurai Tasara
Food Microbiology, (2017) Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Commensal gut bacteria modulate phosphorylation-dependent PPARγ transcriptional activity in human intestinal epithelial cells.
Malgorzata Nepelska, Tomas de Wouters, Elsa Jacouton, Fabienne Béguet-Crespel, Nicolas Lapaque, Joël Doré, Velmurugesan Arulampalam, and Hervé M. Blottière
Scientific Reports, (2017) London: Nature Publishing Group.
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