Over de organisatie
In your future team, you will join an interdisciplinary and international team consisting of computational biologists, bioinformaticians
, and plant microbiome researchers
. You will benefit from collaborations with private partners to translate your promising results into applications. TBB: Many advances in biology are made possible by innovative computational analyses and models. Scientists in the Theoretical Biology and Bioinformatics group
use bioinformatics, big data, and computational modelling to address fundamental questions in the life sciences. A selection of ongoing research lines includes metagenomics and viromics, host-microbiome modelling, root morphogenesis, and the principles of ecology and evolution.
Recent key publications:
- Von Meijenfeldt et al. (2019) "Robust taxonomic classification of uncharted microbial sequences and bins with CAT and BAT", Genome Biology 20: 217. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-019-1817-x.
- Garza et al. (2018), "Towards predicting the environmental metabolome from metagenomics with a mechanistic model", Nature Microbiology 3: 456-460. DOI: 10.1038/s41564-018-0124-8.
- Speth et al. (2016), "Genome-based microbial ecology of anammox granules in a full-scale wastewater treatment system", Nature Communications 7: 11172. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11172.
PMI: Researchers in the Plant-Microbe Interactions group
focus on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions, plant immunity and defense, and beneficial microbes. With our fundamental research, we contribute to developing sustainable, rational microbiome engineering strategies for next-generation crops.
Recent key publications:
- Stringlis et al. (2018) “MYB72-dependent coumarin exudation shapes root microbiome assembly to promote plant health”, PNAS 115: E5213-E5222. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1722335115.
- Berendsen et al. (2018) “Disease-induced assemblage of a plant-beneficial bacterial consortium”, ISME Journal 12: 71-173. DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0093-1.
- Stringlis et al. (2018) “Microbial small molecules–weapons of plant subversion”, Natural Products Report 35: 410-433. DOI: 10.1039/C7NP00062F.
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We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our familiar atmosphere and the can-do attitude of our people.
This fundamental connection attracts professors, researchers and PhD candidates from all over the world, making both the University and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international and wonderfully diverse community. The UU Faculty of Science is located at the Uithof campus just east of the city center. Research focus areas include Bioinformatics and Future Food.