Research Priority Area
Systems Biology
Host-Microbiome Interactions

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   

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…
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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…
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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.