Arumugam Group – University of Copenhagen

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Arumugam Group

We study the trillions of microbes that inhabit the human gut, collectively called the human gut microbiota. We believe that our health and diseases are strongly influenced by our genetics, by the environment we live in, and by our gut microbiome. Our research is thus interdisciplinary, combining metagenomics, (epi)genomics, (epi)genetics, (meta)transcriptomics, and metabolomics.

Our group investigates the role of gut microbiome in type 2 diabetes, obesity and multiple sclerosis. The group also has international collaborations studying the interaction between the gut microbiome and the host in the context of several other diseases, including cardiometabolic diseases, chronic liver diseases and cancer.