Molecular metal nutrition

Involved researcher

Asst. professor Nathalie Scheers

Ph.D. student Niklas Engström
Visiting Ph.D. student Darja Dobbermann (University of Nottingham & Rothamsted Research)

Research field

This theme deals with metals in the diet, and how the dietary/intestinal levels of metals in their different forms, affect the biology of cells in the aspect of enzymatic changes that may lead to/promote conditions such as colon cancer, autoimmune disorders such as celiac disease, or other inflammatory diseases. Pursuing the research, we are using human cell lines in combination with a plethora of molecular biological techniques to investigate intra/intercellular events.

Published: Sun 15 May 2016. Modified: Wed 07 Mar 2018