PhD candidate Melissa Arron received a ZonMw travel grant (Translational research programme) of € 15k for her research on the effect of metabolic syndrome on gut microbiome and anastomotic healing after colon surgery.This grant will be used for a research scholarship at the Surgical Infection Research Laboratory of the University of Chicago, supervised by professor John Alverdy. The research group of professor Alverdy is international leader in the field of fundamental microbiome research on surgical infections in collaboration with the Radboudumc department of Surgery (Harry van Goor). This research scholarship will contribute to translational research on the role of the gut microbiome on anastomotic healing after colon surgery.
Melissa Arron is member of the theme Tumours of the Digestive tract and part of the anastomotic leak group headed by prof. Harry van Goor.
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