Research Priority Area
Systems Biology
Host-Microbiome Interactions

Groen licht voor holomicrobioom project.

Het Nederlandse kabinet heeft €200 miljoen uit het Nationaal Groeifonds toegekend aan een publiek-privaat consortium dat onderzoek gaat doen naar ‘microbiomen’ en economisch interessante toepassingen daarvan. De subsidie uit het Groeifonds, bovenop €150 miljoen die de tientallen consortiumdeelnemers zelf bijdragen, ondersteunt de komende tien jaar de activiteiten van het op te richten landelijke Holomicrobioom Instituut.…
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BioSB HotTopics Symposium: (Generative) AI in Biology

The next exciting HotTopics Symposium will be held on March 27 in the O2 auditorium of the VU in Amsterdam. More information can be found on this website

BioSB HotTopics Symposium: Computational Methods for Spatial data analysis (Nov. 17th)

BioSB and single cell network Netherlands (scNL) are co-organising a hot-topic symposium on computational methods for (single cell) spatial data analysis. The goal of this informal meeting is to bring together people who are interested in this topic in order to learn about the latest development, and build a community. The symposium will be held…
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Dutch growth fund reserves € 200 million for research on Holomicrobiome

This is the first cooperation between private and public partners in large scale research on the influence of fungi, bacteria and virusses on the complete Dutch foodchain, from crops to our digestive system. For this cooperation the government reserves 200 million euro from the national growth fund. More information can be found on een-gezond-holomicrobioom,…
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BioSB Hot Topics: Evolution in and of Cell Communities

On February 15th 2023 BioSB & NLSEB will organize a symposium on Evolution in and of Cell Comunities. Click on this link for more info

Course on data visualization: get your expenses covered

Have you ever wondered how to present your data in the best understandable way? The EMBL EBI institute is organising a training course on data visualisation for biology. The course will dive into the topic of visualisation of complex biological data and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a “feel”…
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ASLO 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

Gerard Muyzer will co-organize the session Host-microbiomes to protect and restore marine communities of animals, plants and algae in the ASLO 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting that will be held from 4-9 June, 2023 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, ( The session aims to bring together leading scientists who study the interactions of marine organisms with…
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Hot Topics session: Cell-Free DNA , 21 November 2022, Utrecht

On November 21st, BioSB Hot Topics session will host multiple talks on the highly interesting topic “Cell Free DNA”. Cell-free DNA is all non-encapsulated DNA in bio-liquid such as plasma and urine, which provides exciting diagnostic opportunities for cancer detection as well as non-invasive prenatal tests for a fetal defect. For more details and registration…
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Camel feces in the media

The media enjoyed the story on the camel feces diarrea myth and many featured a story about it. This included the Dutch newspapers Volkskrant and Parool, Radio1 and RTLNieuws.