Prof Gerald Tannock opened the launch of the Gut Health Network on September 21 with a very entertaining talk: "It all starts in the gut..."
The Gut Health Network is a new research initiative bringing together scientists and clinicians from across the university to research the myriad of diseases that are initiated and/or manifested in the gut. This includes Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Coeliac Disease, Spondyloarthropathies and Diabetes. The Gut Health Network is also actively involved with community and patient groups such as Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand and the Arthritis Society of New Zealand. Further information on the Gut Health Network can be found here
Founding members of the Gut Health Network include three researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology: Gerald Tannock, Frank Griffin and Roslyn Kemp.