Research Theme 1
Setup Standard Protocol - Building Database & Microbial Resource Collection - Train microbiome research know how - Develop Young Scientists
Research Theme 2
Children cohort study
Dietary modernization must have great impact on gut microbiota of Asian children, that may alter their health status in future. To address this notion, we will keep an eye on structure and function of gut microbiota in children in the countries participating to this program.
Research Theme 3
Adult cohort study
Modern diets may predispose Asian people to non-communicable diseases. To address this notion, we will keep an eye on the link between gut microbiota and non-communicable diseases in Asian population.
Research Theme 4
Set up culture collection of Asian gut microbes
Recent development in intestinal microbiology has revealt the function of each intestinal bacterium in our body. It may depend on strains, that motivates us to establish culture collection of Asian gut microbes which may be imprinted history of diets in each country.