Agenda 28mar2019 PhD defense Tom Ederveen

Tom Ederveen On the role of host microbiota associated with health and disease - a metagenomics survey through marker-gene sequencing and genomics approaches

The world around us is teeming with microscopic life. The natural habitat of these so-called microbiota, for example in the human intestines or on the skin, is called the microbiome.

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Tom Ederveen On the role of host microbiota associated with health and disease - a metagenomics survey through marker-gene sequencing and genomics approaches

The world around us is teeming with microscopic life. The natural habitat of these so-called microbiota, for example in the human intestines or on the skin, is called the microbiome. Within the scientific domain, the human microbiome has in the recent years received a lot of attention in relation to health and disease, which correspondingly, is the subject of this thesis. This growing interest in the microbiome is primarily because of the increasing amount of evidence and research that shows that an 'healthy' microbiome protects against disease, and that an 'unhealthy' microbiome increases the risk of developing disease. This dissertation highlights many facets of the human microbiome: how we can measure it, how we can influence it, and how understanding of an (un)healthy microbiome can contribute to the development of socially-relevant applications, such as, ultimately, interventions to cure diseases underlying an imbalance in the human microbiome.

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 28 March 2019
  • Time: 16:30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

About the PhD candidate

Thomas (Tom) Ederveen (1987) studied Medical Biology at the Radboud University and received his Master’s degree in 2012.

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About the PhD candidate

Thomas (Tom) Ederveen (1987) studied Medical Biology at the Radboud University and received his Master’s degree in 2012. He carried out the above doctoral research at the CMBI bioinformatics department, and at the laboratory of experimental dermatology, both part of the Radboud university medical center. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Radboudumc with main focus on microbiome studies.
 


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): Prof. J. Schalkwijk
  • Co-promotor(s): S.A.F.T. van Hijum, PhD, J. Boekhorst, PhD and P.L.J.M. Zeeuwen, PhD

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