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Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University (WU)

Research and education within the Microbial Ecology Group aims at understanding and exploring the functioning of microorganisms in natural and man-made ecosystems, including interdependencies with their living and non-living environments. Key research issues include: 1) microbiota associated with body surfaces (gut, skin, mouth) in humans, livestock, rodent-animal models, companion animals and wildlife 2) Microbial communities in environmental biotechnology and 3) Microbes and their cellular biomarkers as proxies for ecosystem life history and environmental change, embracing a OneHealth perspective. Activities focus on innovative cultivation-based and molecular approaches aimed at understanding microbial composition and functionality at the system level, including the application of next-generation sequencing. Website:

Clara Belzer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Project Leader

Prokopis Konstanti, MSc.

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