UCL Division of Biosciences


GEE Seminar - Professor Stephen Lindemann, Purdue University, Indiana

06 January 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm


Title: 'Polysaccharide Structure and Niche Structure: How Fine Structure Mediates Selection and Maintenance of Diversity Among Gut Microbial Communities'

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UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni




Amy Godfrey



Academic Host: Wenying Shou

About the Speaker

Professor Stephen Lindemann

Associate Professor at Purdue University, Indiana

Stephen's research targets ways that diet influences the gut microbiome and the effects of those shifts in that gut colony of microorganisms have on health, such as inflammation and gut colonization by pathogens. The goal is to discover dietary solutions to health problems such as Crohn's disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and more. Specifically, Dr. Lindemann's lab focuses on using molecular ecology techniques to understand how diet influences the composition and stability of the gut microbiome; how gut microbiome metabolism of dietary components influences production and absorption of bioactive microbial metabolites; how metabolic interactions between microbes alter polysaccharide fermentation and nitrogen metabolism in the colon; and how these interactions between beneficial microbes exclude pathogenic organisms and modulate inflammation in the colon.

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