Sweet Crosstalk project started

Nutrileads is a partner in the Sweet Crosstalk, a multidisciplinary European Innovative Training Network built to address the challenge at a molecular level how glycans are involved at the human mucosa microbiota interface, and how this correlates with human well-being. In the network the expertise ranges from chemical synthesis, biochemistry, structural biology to microbiology and cell biology.

Early 2020 Krishna Desai started in the PhD-position to unravel the structure-function of pectin derived polysaccharides by studying the interaction of purified and modified variants with the host immune system and their impact on the human gut microbiota. Nutrileads collaborates in this with partners at Utrecht University, University of Helsinki and the Quadram Institute.