Digestive Disease Week and European Obesity Summit

 On May 22nd 2016, Max Nieuwdorp (AMC), a MyNewGut partner, at the “Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition” section of Digestive Disease Week 2016, San Diego.           

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Trevor Lockett: On the Pulse


 Trevor Lockett represented CSIRO, a MyNewGut partner, at the “On the Pulse: The latest evidence of health benefits, innovations and intake recommendations for pulses” symposium, May 2nd 2016. His presentation was on pulses as a source of dietary fibre and its impact on gut microbiota and health.

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Web article features Professor Ted Dinan (UCC)

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

It is becoming clearer that the microrganisms of the body do not work in isolation. Microbes in the gut that can potentially benefit brain and behaviour are called psychobiotics. Professor Ted Dinan of University College Cork and MyNewGut partner is featured in this article due to his work in this area.

Illustration by ANNA KOVECSES

MyNewGut podcast interview 2: developing innovative food ingredients and products to target the human gut microbiome

Part 2 of the MyNewGut podcast is out!

This time around we asked Dr Joan Vermeiren who works in the Nutrition Science Group of Cargill to introduce their work in Work Package 7 of the MyNewGut project:

  1. Can you introduce Work Package 7 and how it fits into the MyNewGut project as a whole?
  2. What is already known about how ingredients interact with the human gut microbiome?
  3. Why did you choose these ingredients/compounds, why are they interesting to research?
  4. What kind of microbiome / health change are you expecting?
  5. How will you know these novel ingredients are safe?
  6. How will these products be different than the ones already existing on the market?


Podcast 1 with Professor Yolanda Sanz of the Spanish National Research Council. She introduces the MyNewGut project and her role as co-ordinator.

Cereal and other fibres, definition, dietary recommendations, health effects and new perspectives


At the 15th ICC International Cereal and Bread Congress, Dr Jan Willem van der Kamp of MyNewGut partner TNO lectured in the Healthgrain Forum Session on “Cereal and Other Fibres, Definition, Dietary Recommendations, Health Effects and New Perspectives”. He presented recent insights in the beneficial effects of cereal fibres (more than of other fibres) for risk reduction for heart diseases, diabetes type-2 and colon cancer, and for inducing short-term mental benefits such as reduction of stress. His lecture, was with two others awarded as excellent presentation of the congress.

Read the summary.