Understanding the Human Microbiota - a research symposium honouring Prof Gerald Tannock

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 14 March 2019

We welcome you to this event celebrating the career of Prof Gerald Tannock, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago.


IBD Exercise Plan

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 30 January 2019

It’s challenging to exercise often and there can be lots of barriers to doing it regularly. Fatigue can be one of them and it can be hard to do anything when you feel exhausted. The promising thing is that many studies have looked at exercise to help improve fatigue – and it works! We want give you all the tools to help you start exercising more to help with your fatigue and make you feel better.


Gut Health Network Patient Forum

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 30 November 2018

The Gut Health Network held its regular patient forum last weekend in Dunedin. Researchers from several projects presented their work, as well as Kay Greveson from the Royal Free Hospital in London.


Cancer Care at a Crossroads

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 21 September 2018

We invite you to join us in Wellington in 2019 for a very special event.


Gut Health Network Public Forum

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 12 September 2018

The Gut Health Network will hold a public forum on Saturday November 24, 2018, as a satellite to the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology meeting in Dunedin. Speakers will include researchers working on all aspects of gut health:immune responses in IBD and colorectal cancer, probiotics and FODMAP diet in gut health, celiac disease...


Gastro 2018 Conference

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 12 September 2018

Welcome to the Gastro 2018 Conference


Love Yer Guts - fundraise for gut cancer research

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 14 June 2018

The Kemp lab researches how the immune response can be used to help improve outcomes for people with colorectal cancer. We have been funded from the Gut Cancer Foundation and now we are trying to fundraise to support their work.


New Experimental Model of Ulcerative Colitis

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 16 May 2018

A recent article by the team of Sergio Lira describes a new experimental model of Ulcerative Colitis that accurately reflects the cycling inflammation of the disease. The authors show that changes in the diet resulted in changes in the gut microflora which ultimately induced the disease.


PhD Opportunity - The role of ionic mechanotransduction in gut motility

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 2 March 2018

Please see this opportunity for a PhD scholarship at Massey University - application deadline 18 March 2018:


Microbiome linked to response to new cancer drugs

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 6 November 2017

Preliminary work in mouse models showed that the composition of the gut microbiome could predict the response of animals to a new type of anti-cancer drug, immune checkpoint inhibitors. Recently, this work was validated in patients with cancer.

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