For the last decade Tine’s research has focused on dietary effects on the gut microbiota and its metabolites, including effects of pre- and probiotics. Specific activities have addressed the interplay between gut microbes and inflammatory and metabolic phenotypes of the host in adults and children. Her lab is conducting studies involving in vitro approaches, human cohort and intervention trials, as well as gnotobiotic and commensal animal models. Recently started projects focus on novel intervention strategies targeting the gut microbiota in order to cure disease.
Tine headed the Research Center entitled ‘Gut, Grain and Greens’ (www.3g-center.dk), involving researchers from universities and industries in Denmark and abroad, and funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council. She has broad experience as a scientific committee member in projects evolving around gut microbes and health, as well as with grant evaluation for various European funding bodies and the EU. From 2011 to 2016, she served as a dedicated member of the Danish Council for independent Research. Research in her lab is currently funded by Innovation Foundation Denmark and the Novo Nordic Foundation. In 2010, she received the Danisco Award given for ‘outstanding efforts to improve foods’.