Gastroenterology Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology research focuses intestinal inflammation and the interaction of the gut microbiome, intestinal epithelial cells and mucosal immune system. Studies range from disease models, to clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

Key areas of research interest are:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Enteric infection
  • Intestinal epithelial cell death
  • Microbial host interactions in the gut
  • Autophagy
  • Dietary risk factors for gastrointestinal disease

Gastroenterology has close links with the BBSRC-funded Gut and Food Safety collaborative research programme and the EPIC (The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) research programme.


NHS Partner Researchers

  • Dr Simon Rushbrook
  • Dr Mark Tremelling
  • Dr Florence Walston

For more information, contact Professor Alastair Watson (