24th July 2019 - ongoing

Status: In Recruitment


Team: Dr Tanya Monaghan.


The human intestinal tract harbors a diverse and complex microbial community, known as gut microbiota, which is critical in sustaining physiology, metabolism, nutrition and immune function. Imbalance of gut microbiota (dysbiota) has been linked with obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic inflammatory diseases. Gut microbiota is affected by host genetic makeup, diet and lifestyle; and therefore varied by human races and geographical locations


This study aims at understanding the structure and characteristics of the gut microbiota and their epidemiological and health correlations in the general population in different geographical locations.

Chief investigator:

Prof Siew C. Ng, MBBS(UK), FRCP (Lond, Edin), PhD (Lond), AGAF, FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine), Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine; Associate Director, Center for Gut Microbiota Research; Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Description of interventions

• One-off stool collection for microbiome analysis

• Completion of health/lifestyle questionnaire

• Measurements of blood pressure, hip circumference and BMI

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dr-tanya-monaghan Dr Tanya Monaghan Dr Monaghan came to Nottingham in 2006 and took up the position as the first NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology. Alongside clinical training, she worked in the laboratory of Professor Yash Mahida. She was subsequently awarded a Wellcome…
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