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Davide Fraccascia

School of Food and Advanced Technology
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Foods to stimulate the metabolism of the human commensal bacteria, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii

Research Description
My project aims to elucidate the ecology and behaviour of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in vitro and in co-culture with epithelial cells to better formulate foods that will improve its beneficial effect on the human gut.

Personal Description
I am from a small town in northern Italy, with a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from university of Trento, Italy, and a master's degree in microbiology from Aberdeen University, Scotland.

Professor Warren McNabb
Dr Nicole Roy
Professor Steve Flint
Dr Ryan Chanyi