IPC2022
16th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS, GUT MICROBIOTA AND HEALTH - IPC2023 20-22 June 2023 Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia

Mônica Maurer Sost
Sin_hyeog Im IPC

Current affiliation:

Gut Microbiology at Maastricht University, Netherlands

Title of your presentation:

Gut microbiota modulation of healthy subjects by Asparagus officinalis dietary fibers

Short Biography and Current Research:

Mônica is a Registered Dietitian (2014) and she received her MSc in Nutrition & Metabolism (emphasis on chronic non-communicable diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2017. For two years (2017-2019), she worked as a researcher at The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). This multicenter cohort study aims to investigate the incidence and risk factors for chronic diseases, in particular, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adults.
In August (2019), she was hired by Maastricht University - campus Venlo as a PhD candidate at the Center for Healthy Eating & Food Innovation (Gut Microbiology). Her work focus is on the effects of dietary components (fibers, polyphenols, and sweeteners) on the composition and activity of the gut microbiota of healthy and (pre)diabetic and/or overweight/obese people. Therefore, she uses sophisticated, dynamic, computer-controlled in vitro models of the gastrointestinal tract (nick-named TIM; TNO-NL).

Selected recent publications:

  • Sost MM, Ahles S, Verhoeven J, Verbruggen S, Stevens Y, Venema K. A Citrus Fruit Extract High in Polyphenols Beneficially Modulates the Gut Microbiota of Healthy Human Volunteers in a Validated In Vitro Model of the Colon. Nutrients. 2021 Nov 1;13(11):3915. doi: 10.3390/nu13113915. PMID: 34836169; PMCID:PMC8619629.
  • Von Frankenberg, A., Silva, F., De Almeida, J., Piccoli, V., Do Nascimento, F., Sost, M., . . . Gerchman, F. (2014). Effect of dietary lipids on circulating adiponectin: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. British Journal of Nutrition, 112 (8), 1235-1250. doi:10.1017/S0007114514002013