Research Priority Area
Systems Biology
Host-Microbiome Interactions

BioSB 2021 conference – 15-16 June

For more information follow this link

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   

Multivariate analysis of microbiome data.

Monday December 14th, a course on multivariate analysis methods for microbiome data is provided by Age Smilde, Anouk Zancarini and Johan Westerhuis. The focus will be on: properties of multivariate microbiome data unconstrained multivariate analysis: PCA and PCoA constrained multivariate analysis: RDA and distance based RDA There will also be a tutorial in R, so…
Read more

New Paper: Plant Genetic Networks Shaping Phyllosphere Microbial Community

Phyllosphere microbial communities inhabit the aerial plant parts, such as leaves and flowers, where they form complex molecular interactions with the host plant. Contrary to the relatively well-studied rhizosphere microbiome, scientists are just starting to understand, and potentially utilize, the phyllosphere microbiome. In this article, recent studies that have provided novel insights into the mechanism…
Read more

Artikel in bionieuws: De gemene deler van microbiomen

Microbiomen zijn welhaast het nieuwe toverwoord van vrijwel alle biologen. Het Amsterdam Microbiome Initiative gaat nu op zoek naar de gemeenschappelijke rol die zulke microbiële gemeenschappen spelen, ter land, ter zee en van mond tot darm en brein. Lees het volledige artikel in de laatste editie van het bionieuws

Position for (joint) postdoctoral researcher for plant-microbiome interactions

We’re looking for candidates that have a PhD in a quantitative science and experience with stochastic modelling (mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, chemometrics, machine learning, data science) and a good understanding of biological systems and genetics?  More information can be found here.

October 27-28, 2020. BioSB 2020 flash update: Online registrations now open!

Visit for more info.

Plant–microbiome interactions: from community assembly to plant health

Pankaj Trivedi, Jan E. Leach, Susannah G. Tringe, Tongmin Sa and Brajesh K. Singh Healthy plants host diverse but taxonomically structured communities of microorganisms, the plant microbiota, that colonize every accessible plant tissue. Plant-associated microbiomes confer fitness advantages to the plant host, including growth promotion, nutrient uptake, stress tolerance and resistance to pathogens. In this…
Read more