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Dr Petra Louis

Immune Responsiveness to LPS Determines Risk of Childhood Wheeze and Asthma in 17q21 Risk Allele Carriers

Dr Petra Louis

Petra Louis

 +44 (0)1224 438735

The Rowett Institute

University of Aberdeen



AB25 2ZD


I am a microbiologist and molecular biologist at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. My research focusses on the metabolism of dietary food compounds by the microbes present in large intestine (the gut microbiota) and how this influences human health. Within the strategic programme, I am investigating how different microbes work together to ferment dietary non-digestible carbohydrates (fibre) to health-promoting products, which will help to provide scientifically sound dietary advice as well as aid the development of novel food ingredients. More information about my research can be found here 

Research Papers (DOI)

Leading Ideas

  • Agricultural Systems and Land Management
  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Healthier Foods

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.2.2 Dietary components of healthy diets and their effects

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