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EMBO Member

Eran Elinav

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot | Israel

EMBO 2017

Host-microbiome interactions in health and disease

Our group studies host-microbiome interactions in animal models and humans, and the environmental, nutritional, immune and genetic factors that regulate them. We focus on deciphering how aberrant host-microbiome interactions predispose to pathologies ranging from chronic inflammation to obesity, the metabolic syndrome and even cancer, and develop novel person-specific interventions targeting the microbiome as a means of preventing or treating common multi-factorial disease.

Keywords: Microbiome / innate immunology / personalized nutrition / circadian / inflammasome

Subject area(s): Cellular Metabolism | Immunology | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Systems Biology