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Therapies for the Tract: How to Improve Our Intestinal Microbiome

prof Willem de Vos


Willem M. de Vos studied Biochemistry and obtained a PhD at Groningen University, partly at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. He has been over 30 years Professor (Bacterial Genetics and Microbiology) at Wageningen University, was Chair of Microbiology for 25 years and also served as Wageningen Distinguished Professor. He also served over 12 years at the University of Helsinki, first as Finland Distinguished Professor and subsequently Finland Academy Professor, and now as Professor of Human Microbiomics and Director of the Human Microbiome Research Program at the Faculty of Medicine. He has supervised >120 PhD students and published >750 peer-reviewed publications (including Nature, Science & Cell papers) with a Google Scholar h-index of >175. Moreover, he is an inventor in over 50 patent (families). He is a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Microbiology, and received an honorary doctorate in Medicine. He obtained early-career fellowships from EMBO and FEBS, and various career awards, including the Miles Marschall Rhone-Poulenc Science Award, the NWO Spinoza Award an ERC Advanced Grant. He also received a Royal Knighthood in the Order of the Netherlands Lion and obtained the Netherlands’ Most Entrepreneurial Scientist Award. In the last ten years he (co)founded 5 start-ups in field of microbial diagnostics and therapeutics. He serves in various scientific, advisory and supervisory boards of international research organizations, multinational companies, and start-ups.  


LotuS2: An ultrafast and highly accurate tool for amplicon sequencing analysis

Ezgi Ozkurt

Quadram Institute Bioscience & Earlham Institute

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Anatomy promotes neutral coexistence of strains in the human skin microbiome

Arolyn Conwill

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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How heavy metals influence bacterial and fungal alpha-diversity in soil, sediment, and rhizosphere: A meta-analysis

Marco Signorini

Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

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Open-access Paper Highlights

Effect of cecal microbiota transplantation between different broiler breeds on the chick flora in the first week of life

Laura Glendinning

The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh

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Extending Association Rule Mining to Microbiome Pattern Analysis: Tools and Guidelines to Support Real Applications

Giulia Agostinetto

University of Milano-Bicocca

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Different Effects of Mineral Versus Vegetal Granular Activated Carbon Filters on the Microbial Community Composition of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Antonia Bruno

University of Milano-Bicocca

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Microbiome Virtual International Forum