Personal profile

Research interests

My research is focused on the interactions between human hosts and the respiratory microbiota in the context of respiratory disease. The microbial ecosystem of the human respiratory tract has just begun to be investigated using the latest deep-sequencing techniques. It might reveal previously unknown relationships between our commensal microbes and the development of acute respiratory infections.
As the senior scientist of the European PREPARE project ( within the AMC, I conduct and supervise investigations on virus/bacteria interactions in in-vitro models, respiratory microbiota in patients cohorts, respiratory microbiota in human test subjects and analysis of human response during respiratory infection.



Human-related microbiota

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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