Gut Reaction: How Human Microbes Shape Our LivesSemester Course

Gut Reaction: How Human Microbes Shape Our Lives
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The human body serves as an ecosystem for billions of bacteria that live in and on us. In this course, we explore how the microbiomes living in our bodies affect health and disease. We learn how researchers use bioinformatics and animal models to study how microbes regulate metabolic processes, prime the immune system, and influence mood through the “gut/brain axis”. As part of this course you develop an independent project based on your interests.

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Ana Verissimo

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD (Developmental Molecular Angiogenesis, University of Birmingham, UK, 2012).  Assistant Professor, Saga University, Japan, 2015-2018. EdTech scientific VR simulation designer/scrum master, Labster ApS, 2018-2020. Lab manager, Copenhagen University, 2020-2021. Project and outreach manager, Copenhagen University, 2021-2023. Centre Administrator, Copenhagen University, 2023-present. With DIS since 2023.