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Why this profession?
During my PhD, we discovered that and how archaea - as a rare and neglected part of the gut microbiota - could indeed impact and interact with the human immune system. Since then I am fascinated by the complex molecular crosstalk between our microbial diversity and us – with a special focus on the microbes. Understanding how human-associated microbes evolve themselves (and us) over time might be the key to unravel their role in the development of chronic diseases.
Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?
Understanding the aetiology and development of chronic diseases will only be possible by a well-equipped and trained research group consisting of experts in different fields such as genetics, evolution, immunology, medicine and microbiology. The Research Training Group 1743 combines all these fields and moreover trains highly motivated and talented young students to establish a new community that will bring new ideas and hypothesis.