Prof. Dr. Geert Huys

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Research activities: 

The research interests of G. Huys mainly center around taxonomic and functional diversity of intestinal microbiota in humans and animals.

Specific research topics include:

  • Microbial determinants of intestinal dysbiosis in specific patient groups such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients: isolation, cultivation, identification and detection
  • Probiotics for human use: identification, typing, detection, biosafety and characterization of health-promoting properties
  • Molecular ecology of antibiotic resistances in intestinal ecosystems
  • Relation between diet and intestinal functional diversity in captive carnivores¬†