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The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

  • Dirk Haller


  • Provides a comprehensive overview on the complex functions of the human gut flora

  • Discusses common diseases associated with the gut microbiome

  • Presents state of the art techniques in microbial ecology and its clinical applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mathias Hornef
    Pages 31-47
  3. Amélia Camarinha-Silva, W. Florian Fricke
    Pages 49-65
  4. Shauni Doms, Britt-Marie Hermes, John F. Baines
    Pages 67-78
  5. Francesca De Filippis, Danilo Ercolini
    Pages 79-88
  6. Claudia Günther
    Pages 89-102
  7. Till Strowig, Sophie Thiemann, Andreas Diefenbach
    Pages 103-118
  8. Joern Pezoldt, Juhao Yang, Mangge Zou, Jochen Huehn
    Pages 119-140
  9. Oliver Pabst
    Pages 141-150
  10. Kai Hildner, Nadine Waldschmitt, Dirk Haller
    Pages 151-174
  11. Florian Wölbing, Martin Köberle, Thomas Volz, Tilo Biedermann
    Pages 175-194
  12. D. Weber, E. Holler
    Pages 195-208
  13. Christine Josenhans, Guntram A. Grassl
    Pages 209-230
  14. Amina Iftekhar, Andreas Sperlich, Klaus-Peter Janssen, Michael Sigal
    Pages 231-249
  15. Thomas Clavel, Josef Ecker
    Pages 251-277
  16. Ina Bergheim, Detlef Schuppan
    Pages 279-293
  17. Anne E. Slingerland, Christoph K. Stein-Thoeringer
    Pages 295-310
  18. Andreas Hiergeist, André Gessner
    Pages 311-325

About this book


The book provides an overview on how the gut microbiome contributes to human health. The readers will get profound knowledge on the connection between intestinal microbiota and immune defense systems. The tools of choice to study the ecology of these highly-specialized microorganism communities such as high-throughput sequencing and metagenomic mining will be presented. In addition the most common diseases associated to the composition of the gut flora are discussed in detail. The book will address researchers, clinicians and advanced students working in biomedicine, microbiology and immunology.


Clinical applications Innate immunology Intestinal microbiome Metabolic diseases Probiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Haller
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Nutrition and ImmunologyTechnical University MunichFreisingGermany

About the editors

Dr. Dirk Haller is Full Professor for Nutrition and Immunology and Director of the Institute for Food & Health at the Technical University of Munich. He received his academic training at the University of Hohenheim, graduating in Nutrition Science and Food Technology, and completed his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Following periods of post-doctorial research in Switzerland (Nestlé Research Center) and USA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), he received carreer and science awards from the German Research Foundation (DFG)  and the German Society of Medical Microbiology (DGHM). He pioneered the concept of microbe-host interactions and substantially contributed to the understanding of chronic inflammatory disorders in the gut.

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