The gut microbiota has been shown to play a role in metabolic disorders. Manipulations of the gut microbiota can induce browning of the white adipose tissue and improve glucose homeostasis. Silas is studying the link between alterations in the gut microbiota and the energy metabolism of the host using metagenomics and other omic-approaches. For more info see on researchgate.
He likes to cook with his wife and to dance Salsa, but not both at the same time.