Research Priority Area
Systems Biology
Host-Microbiome Interactions

Review paper on the role of the oral immune system in oropharyngeal candidiasis-facilitated invasion and dissemination of Staphylococcus aureus

Raymond Pasman and co-workers recently published the review paper (below) in which they provide an overview of relevant aspects of intra and extra-epithelial oral immunity and discuss predominant immune deficiencies expected to facilitate C. albicans induced S. aureus BSIs.

HotTopic Symposium: Computational Immunology

On December 1st, 2021 BioSB organizes a HotTopic Symposium focusing on the highly interesting topic “Computational Immunology” and its application in immune responses of challenging diseases. The meeting will be organized at the VU University in Amsterdam. We’ve invited a number of experts to speak about utilizing and advancing Computational Immunology. Join us and participate…
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New review paper: Role of serotonine in the gut.

In this review paper by Nienke Koopman, Drosos Katsavelis, Stanley Brul and collaborators from the AMC the multifaceted role of serotonin within the gut is discussed. Besides its well-known function as neurotransmitter, serotonin, also called 5-HT, plays a role in intestinal homeostasis by interacting with immune cells, epithelial cells and even the microbiota. In this…
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Mathematical Biology in Microbiota

Online event in the FFU Conversation Series lecture on Friday 17 September 2021 | 14.30- 16.00 h (CET). Read more in the embedded pdf file below.

Joint Genome Institute: 2021 New Lineages of Life (NeLLi) Symposium

September 16 – October 21, 2021; Thursdays The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will be hosting the 2021 New Lineages of Life (NeLLi) Symposium, held over six weeks in two-hour sessions on Thursdays, from September 16 through October 21, 2021. NeLLi2021 will highlight experimental innovations, computational advances, and other developments enabling researchers to progress from…
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Amsterdam Science Park Study Group summer school

Computational skills in R, Python, genomics, geospatial analysis in R and/or Google Earth Engine 21 June – 2 July 2021 | Online The Study Group is offering mix-and-match workshops teaching computational skills during this summer course spanning two weeks. You will work together with your colleagues at the Faculty of Science during interactive, hands-on workshops…
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New paper: M2R a python add-on to cobrapy for modifying human genome-scale metabolic reconstruction using the gut microbiota models.

M2R, a Python add-on to cobrapy that allows incorporating information about the gut microbiota metabolism models to human genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) like RECON3D. More info can be found in the recently published paper by Weglarz-Tomczak E, Tomczak JM and Brul S. M2R: a Python add-on to cobrapy for modifying human genome-scale metabolic reconstruction using…
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BioSB 2021 conference – 15-16 June

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New paper on host-microbe interactions in sponges by Meggie Hudspith

Subcellular view of host–microbiome nutrient exchange in sponges: insights into the ecological success of an early metazoan–microbe symbiosis  

New tenure-track position

Within the department of Evolutionary and Population Biology there’s a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Ecology, specifically host-microbiome interactions. For a full job description follow the link