Food Microbiology

Artificial gut reactors for studying gut microbiology

Artificial gut reactors for studying gut microbiology

Food microbiology expertise at Reading is world renowned and research is directed to improving human nutrition and food safety. Research includes studies on:

  • Gut microbiology and ecology to understand the basis of gut disorders and how they can be treated.
  • The use of prebiotics and probiotics to stimulate activity of beneficial microbes in the gut.
  • The development of fermentation processes for production of probiotic lactic acid bacteria.
  • The use of biotechnological methods to develop microbial oligo- and polysaccharides for functional foods.
  • The factors that affect growth and resistance of foodborne pathogens to heat and pressure treatments and survival of foodborne pathogens (e.g. Escherichia coli O157) on crop plants.

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