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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, 65: 64-73, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017.
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, 7: 43199, London: Nature Publishing Group, 2017.
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, 19 (2): 722-739, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.
Trophic Interactions of Infant Bifidobacteria and Eubacterium hallii during L-Fucose and Fucosyllactose Degradation
Clarissa Schwab, Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh, Vera Bunesova, Van Thanh Pham, Niko Beerenwinkel and Christophe Lacroix
Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 95, Lausanne: Fontiers Research Foundation, 2017.
The extracellular proteome of two Bifidobacterium species reveals different adaptation strategies to low iron conditions
Pamela Vazquez-Gutierrez, Marc J.A. Stevens, Peter Gehrig, Simon Barkow-Oesterreicher, Christophe Lacroix and Christophe Chassard
BMC Genomics, 18: 41, London: BioMed Central, 2017.
Complete and Assembled Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus plantarum RI-113 Isolated from Salami
Raffael C. Inglin, Leo Meile, Jochen Klumpp and Marc J.A. Stevens
Genome Announcements, 5 (16): e00183-17, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2017.
Complete and assembled genome sequence of Vagococcus teuberi DSM 21459T, a novel species isolated from fermented cow milk in Mali
Marc J.A. Stevens, Raffael C. Inglin and Leo Meile
Genome Announcements, 5 (4): e01514-16, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2017.
Bifidobacterium thermophilum RBL67 impacts on growth and virulence gene expression of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium
Sabine A. Tanner, Christophe Chassard, Eugenia Rigozzi, Christophe Lacroix and Marc J.A. Stevens
BMC Microbiology, 16: 46, London: BioMed Central, 2016.
Acrolein contributes strongly to antimicrobial and heterocyclic amine transformation activities of reuterin
Christina Engels, Clarissa Schwab, Jianbo Zhang, Marc J. A. Stevens, Corinne Bieri, Marc‐Olivier Ebert, Kristopher McNeill, Shana J. Sturla and Christophe Lacroix
Scientific Reports, 6: 36246, London: Nature Publishing Group, 2016.
Effect of the lower ligand precursors on vitamin B12 production by food-grade Propionibacteria
Bhawani Chamlagain, Paulina Deptula, Minnamari Edelmann, Susanna Kariluoto, Franck Grattepanche, Christophe Lacroix, Pekka Varmanen and Vieno Piironen
LWT - Food Science and Technology, 72: 117-124, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016.
High Iron-Sequestrating Bifidobacteria Inhibit Enteropathogen Growth and Adhesion to Intestinal Epithelial Cells In Vitro
Pamela Vazquez-Gutierrez, Tomas de Wouters, Julia Werder, Christophe Chassard and Christophe Lacroix
Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 1480, Lausanne: Fontiers Research Foundation, 2016.
Early colonization of functional groups of microbes in the infant gut
Van T. Pham, Christophe Lacroix, Christian P. Braegger and Christophe Chassard
Environmental Microbiology, 18 (7): 2246-2258, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
Phylogenetic, epidemiological and functional analyses of the Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex through an overarching MLST scheme
Christoph Jans, Tomas de Wouters, Bassirou Bonfoh, Christophe Lacroix, Dasel W.M. Kaindi, Janine Anderegg, Désirée Böck, Sabrina Vitali, Thomas Schmid, Julia Isenring, Fabienne Kurt, Wambui Kogi-Makau and Leo Meile
BMC Microbiology, 16: 117, London: BioMed Central Ltd., 2016.
The strict anaerobic gut microbe Eubacterium hallii transforms the carcinogenic dietary heterocyclic amine 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP)
Mostafa I. Fekry, Christina Engels, Jianbo Zhang, Clarissa Schwab, Christophe Lacroix, Shana J. Sturla and Christophe Chassard
Environmental Microbiology Reports, 8 (2): 201-209, Oxford: Wiley, 2016.
Vitamin B12 – Physiology, Production and Application
Janice Marie Sych, Christophe Lacroix and Mark J.A. Stevens
In Industrial Biotechnology of Vitamins, Biopigments, and Antioxidants, edited by Vandamme, Erick J., and José Luis Revuelta, 129-159, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2016.
Phylogenetic and genomic analysis of Methanomassiliicoccales in wetlands and animal intestinal tracts reveals clade-specific habitat preferences
Andrea Söllinger, Clarissa Schwab, Thomas Weinmaier, Alexander Loy, Alexander T. Tveit, Christa Schleper and Tim Ulrich
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (1): fiv149, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Cysteine biosynthesis in Lactobacillus Casei: Identification and characterization of a serine acetyltransferase
Biljana Bogicevic, Hélène Berthoud, Reto Portmann, Tharmatha Bavan, Leo Meile and Stefan Irmler
FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363 (4): fnw012, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Fucosyllactose and L-fucose utilization of infant Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium kashiwanohense
Vera Bunesova, Christophe Lacroix and Clarissa Schwab
BMC Microbiology, 16: 248, London: BioMed Central, 2016.
The Common Gut Microbe Eubacterium hallii also Contributes to Intestinal Propionate Formation
Christina Engels, Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh, Niko Beerenwinkel, Christophe Lacroix and Clarissa Schwab
Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: Article 713, Lausanne: Fontiers Research Foundation, 2016.
Clostridium difficile colonization and antibiotics response in PolyFermS continuous model mimicking elderly instestinal fermentation
Sophie Fehlbaum, Christophe Chassard, Sophie Annick Poeker, Muriel Derrien, Candice Fourmestraux and Christophe Lacroix
Gut Pathogens, 8: 63, London: BioMed Central, 2016.
Innovations in food preservation in pastoral zones
C. Jans, D.W. Mulwa Kaindi and Leo Meile
Revue Scientifique et Technique, 35: 597-610, Paris: OIE, 2016.
Exopolysaccharides from co-cultures of Weissella confusa 11GU-1 and Propionibacterium freudenreichii JS15 act synergistically on wheat dough and bread texture
Saskia K. Tinzl-Malang, Peter Rast, Franck Grattepanche, Janice Sych and Christophe Lacroix
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 214: 91-101, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015.
Influence of pH and the degree of protonation on the inhibitory effect of fatty acids in the ruminal methanogen Methanobrevibacter ruminantium strain M1
X. Zhou, J. O. Zeitz, L. Meile, M. Kreuzer and A. Schwarm
Journal of Applied Microbiology, 119 (6): 1482-1493, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
Iron Modulates Butyrate Production by a Child Gut Microbiota In Vitro
Alexandra Dostal, Christophe Lacroix, Lea Bircher, Van T. Pham, Rainer Follador, Michael B. Zimmermann and Christophe Chassard
mBio, 6 (6): e01453-15, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2015.
Effect of Bifidobacterium thermophilum RBL67 and fructo-oligosaccharides on the gut microbiota in Gottingen minipigs
Sabine A. Tanner, Christophe Lacroix, Christophe Del'Homme, Christoph Jans, Annina Zihler Berner, Annick Bernalier-Donadille and Christophe Chassard
The British Journal of Nutrition, 114 (5): 746-755, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Adhesion Potential of Intestinal Microbes Predicted by Physico-Chemical Characterization Methods
Tomas de Wouters, Christoph Jans, Tobias Niederberger, Peter Fischer and Patrick A. Rühs
PLoS One, 10 (8): e0136437, San Francisco, CA: Public Library of Science, 2015.
Sialic acid catabolism drives intestinal inflammation and microbial dysbiosis in mice
Yen-Lin Huang, Christophe Chassard, Martin Hausmann, Mark von Itzstein and Thierry Hennet
Nature Communications, 6: 8141, London: Nature Publishing Group, 2015.
High-throughput screening assays for antibacterial and antifungal activities of Lactobacillus species
Raffael C. Inglin, Marc J.A. Stevens, Lukas Meile, Christophe Lacroix and Leo Meile
Journal of Microbiological Methods, 114: 26-29, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015.
Genomics, evolution, and molecular epidemiology of the Streptococcus bovis/ Streptococcus equinus complex (SBSEC)
Christoph Jans, Leo Meile, Christophe Lacroix and Marc J.A. Stevens
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 33: 419-436, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2015.
Impact of Human Breast Milk Bacteria and Oligosaccharides on Neonatal Gut Microbiota Establishment and Gut Health
Ted Jost, Christophe Lacroix, Christian Braegger and Christophe Chassard
Nutrition Reviews, 73 (7): 426-437, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Dysfunction of protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 2 causes aberrant differentiation of CD4+ T-cells, promotes intestinal dysbiosis and enhances intestinal inflammation and autoimmunity.
M.R. Spalinger, S. Kasper, C. Chassard, C. Lacroix, T. Raselli, I. Frey-Wagner, C. Gottier, S. Lang, K. Atrott, S.R. Vavricka, F. Mair, B. Becher, M. Fried, G. Rogler and M. Scharl
Mucosal Immunology, 8 (4): 918-929, New York, NY: Nature, 2015.
Complete and assembled genome sequence of Staphylococcus aureus RKI4 - a food poisoning strain exhibiting a novel SaPI carrying seb
Marc J.A. Stevens, Roger Stephan and Sophia Johler
Genome Announcements, 3 (4): e00769-15, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2015.
Methanogen communities in stools of humans of different age and health status and co-occurrence with bacteria
Sonja Vanderhaeghen, Christophe Lacroix and Clarissa Schwab
FEMS Microbiology Letters, 362 (13): 092, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Iron fortification adversely affects the gut microbiome, increases pathogen abundance and induces intestinal inflammation in Kenyan infants
Tanja Jaeggi, Guss A. Kortman, Diego Moretti, Christophe Chassard, Penny Holding, Alexandra Dostal, Jos Boekhorst, Harro M. Timmerman, Dorine W. Swinkels, Harold Tjalsma, Jane Njenga, Alice Mwangi, Jane Kvalsvig, Christophe Lacroix and Michael B. Zimmermann
Gut, 64 (5): 731-742, London: BMJ Publishing Group, 2015.
Integrated multi-scale strategies to investigate nutritional compounds and their effect on the gut microbiota
Christophe Lacroix, Tomas de Wouters and Christophe Chassard
Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 32 (2015): 149-155, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2015.
Characterization of exopolysaccharide and ropy capsular polysaccharide formation by Weissella
Saskia K. Malang, Ndegwa H. Maina, Clarissa Schwab, Maija Tenkanen and Christophe Lacroix
Food Microbiology, 46: 418-427, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015.
Effect of packaging materials, environmental factors and rRNA transcriptional activity of surface microflora on red-smear cheese defect development
Lea Amato, Jasmine S. Ritschard, Isabel Sprecher, Christophe Lacroix, Markus Schuppler and Leo Meile
International Dairy Journal, 41: 50-57, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2015.
Bifidobacterium pseudolongum Strain PV8-2, Isolated from a Stool Sample of an Anemic Kenyan Infant
Pamela Vazquez-Gutierrez, Christophe Lacroix, Christophe Chassard, Jochen Klumpp, Marc J.A. Stevens and Christoph Jans
Genome Announcements, 3 (1): e01469-14, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2015.
Complete and Assembled Genome Sequence of Bifidobacterium kashiwanohense PV20-2, Isolated from the Feces of an Anemic Kenyan Infant
Pamela Vazquez-Gutierrez, Christophe Lacroix, Christophe Chassard, Jochen Klumpp, Christoph Jans and Marc J.A. Stevens
Genome Announcements, 3 (1): e01467-14, Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 2015.
In-home fortification with 2.5 mg iron as NaFeEDTA does not reduce anaemia but increases weight gain: A randomised controlled trial in Kenyan infants
Tanja Barth-Jaeggi, Diego Moretti, Jane Kvalsvig, Penny A. Holding, Jane Njenga, Alice Mwangi, Meera K. Chhagan, Christophe Lacroix and Michael B. Zimmermann
Maternal & Child Nutrition, 11 (S4): 151-162, Wiley, 2015.
Investigation of microbial interactions of Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM I-1518 with elderly gut microbiota and Clostridium difficile using advanced intestinal fermentation models
Sophie Fehlbaum
Doctoral Thesis, Zürich, ETH Zürich, 2015.
Design and Investigation of PolyFermS In Vitro Continuous Fermentation Models Inoculated with Immobilized Fecal Microbiota Mimicking the Elderly Colon
Sophie Fehlbaum, Christophe Chassard, Martina C. Haug, Candice Fourmestraux, Muriel Derrien and Christophe Lacroix
Plos One, 10 (11): e0142793, San Francisco: Public Library of Science, 2015.
Editorial overview: Food biotechnology: Microbial ecosystem management: Strategies to adapt ecosystems to improve performance and health impact
Michiel Kleerebezem and Christophe Lacroix
Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 32 (April): v-viii, Kidlington: Elsevier, 2015.
Bifidobacteria strains isolated from stools of iron deficient infants can efficiently sequester iron
Pamela Vazquez-Gutierrez, Christophe Lacroix, Tanja Jaeggi, Christophe Zeder, Michael Bruce Zimmerman and Christophe Chassard
Bmc Microbiology, 15: 3, London: BioMed Central, 2015.
Vertical mother-neonate transfer of maternal gut bacteria via breastfeeding
Ted Jost, Christophe Lacroix, Christian P. Braegger, Florence Rochat and Christophe Chassard
Environmental microbiology, 16 (S9): 2891-2904, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Effects of iron supplementation on dominant bacterial groups in the gut, faecal SCFA and gut inflammation: A randomised, placebo-controlled intervention trial in South African children
Alexandra Dostal, Jeannine Baumgartner, Nathalie Riesen, Christophe Chassard, Cornelius M. Smuts, Michaël B. Zimmermann and Christophe Lacroix
The British journal of nutrition, 112 (4): 547-556, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Iron supplementation promotes gut microbiota metabolic activity but not colitis markers in human gut microbiota-associated rats
A. Dostal, C. Lacroix, V. T. Pham, M.B. Zimmermann, C. Del'Homme, A. Bernalier-Donadille and C. Chassard
The British journal of nutrition, 111 (12): 2135-2145, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Histamine 2-receptor is a key influence in immune responses to intestinal histamine-secreting microbes
Ruth Ferstl, Remo Frei, Elisa Schiavi, Patrycja Koniecza, Weronika Barcik, Mario Ziegler, Roger P. Lauener, Christophe Chassard, Christophe Lacroix, Cezmi A. Akdis and Liam O`Mahony
Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 134 (3): 744-746.e3, St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2014.
Selective proliferation of intestinal Barnesiella under fucosyllactose supplementation in mice
Gisela A. Weiss, Christophe Chassard and Thierry Hennet
British Journal of Nutrition, 111 (9): 1602-1610, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
In vitro continuous fermentation model (PolyFermS) of the swine proximal colon for simultaneous testing on the same gut microbiota
Sabine A. Tanner, Annina Zihler Berner, Eugenia Rigozzi, Franck Grattepanche, Christophe Chassard and Christophe Lacroix
PLoS ONE, 9 (4): e94123, Lawrence, Kan.: PLoS, 2014.
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