Main content

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.​

News

13.12.2016

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 

10.10.2016

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 

06.05.2016

Reorganisation of women professors’ group at ETH Zurich

The Women Professors Forum at ETH Zurich (WPF) has appointed new chairs of the organisation: Prof. Janet Hering of the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences and Prof. Viola Vogel of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology. Read more 

23.03.2016

Inaugural lecture Katrien De Bock, 13 April 2016

Prof. Katrien De Bock will give her inaugural lecture on 13 April 2016 at 17:15, Audimax (HG F 30), main building. Read more 


Open Positions

There are currently no open positions.

Recent Publications

Mucosa-associated biohydrogenating microbes protect the simulated colon microbiome from stress associated with high concentrations of poly-unsaturated fat.
Rosemarie de Weirdt, Emma Hernandez-Sanabria, Veerle Fievez, Eva Mees, Annelies Geirnaert, Florence van Herreweghen, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Pieter van den Abbeele, Ruy Jauregui, Dietmar H. Pieper, Bruno Vlaeminck, and Tom van de Wiele
Environmental Microbiology, (2017) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
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.
(2017).
 
 
Page URL: http://www.fbt.ethz.ch/
27.03.2017
© 2017 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich