Dr. habil. Peer Bork

The human gut microbiome: Stratification, variation and association to diseases

EMBL Heidelberg

Microbes live in, on and around us all the time, contributing approximately 2 kilograms to our body masses. The vast majority of these microbes live in our guts and most of them are essential for our health. Breaking this balance may have various consequences such as obesity or inflammatory diseases. Bork indentified three Enterotypes of the gut flora as well as different genetic markers, characterising everyones personal microbal community.