IRSD develops both fundamental and clinical research to understand and treat diseases of the intestine and liver.
IRSD expertise lies in the physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive tract, covering major functions of the intestine and the liver. More specifically, members of the IRSD have gained considerable expertise in nutrient (glucose, lipids, iron) absorption, liver metabolism, intestinal pathophysiology, microbiota physiology (composition, pathogenicity, commensalism) and host-microbes interactions, but also nutrient, immunological and nociceptive sensing functions of the intestine.
The scientific strategy of the institute as a whole will follow several axes.
•Strengthen the existing research programs and favor the emergence of new research programs in digestive science
•Propose state-of-the-art training and teaching in the domain of digestive science
•Support internal and external collaborations
•Ensure core facilities functions and share competencies
•Foster translational research and basic science/clinical interactions
•Establish strong links with industrial partners and foster technology transfers