Our series of inteviews with researchers from the Malaghan Institute concludes today with a conversation with Dr Olivier Gasser who's a leader in its Nutrition & Microbiome research programme.
His team is part of the National Science Challenge focus on high value nutrition - that's aiming to create for Kiwis, and export, healthy food.
Olivier is particularly interested in the gut and its resident microbes.
The Translational Immunology Research Group he leads is studying the immune system's evolutionary role as an environmental sensor. Translational immunology relates to conditions like gut health and eczema.