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Dr Silvia Gratz

The Human Fecal Microbiota Metabolizes Deoxynivalenol and Deoxynivalenol-3-Glucoside and May Be Responsible for Urinary Deepoxy-Deoxynivalenol

Silvia Gratz

 +44 (0)1224 438675

The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
AB25 2ZD


I am a human nutritionist and food toxicologist and my research interests focus on diet, intestinal toxicity and the role of gut microbiota. My research looks at important food contaminants and I aim to assess human exposure and identify potential risks to human health. As these food contaminants derive from primary agricultural production I also work closely with producers as well as Food Standards Scotland to understand routes of contamination and identify strategies to minimize risk and produce safe and healthy food. 

You can find out more about my research here.

Research Papers (DOI)

Leading Ideas

  • Food Safety
  • Healthier Foods

Area of Strategic Research Programme

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

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1.3 Food safety
  • 3.2 - Healthy Diets and Dietary Choice
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce
  • 3.2.2 Dietary components of healthy diets and their effects