On Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 2 PM Jeroen Raes will give the 5th SILS/IBED Systems Biology seminar entitled ‘Predicting species networks from meta-omics data’. The seminar is at Science Park 904 in room C0.110. You are all welcome!

Jeroen Raes is from the VIB lab for Bioinformatics and (eco-)systems biology of the KU Leuven in Belgium. His group combines large-scale, next-generation sequencing with novel computational approaches to investigate the functioning and variability of the healthy human microbiome at the systems level and study its alteration in disease. In this context, we recently discovered the existence of discrete gut flora types (enterotypes) that are independent of host properties, such as nationality, sex or race and are studying the predictive power of microbial markers for various intestinal diseases. In addition, we focus on the development of computational methods for the analysis of (next-generation) sequence data and the investigation of community properties from metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and meta-metabolomics data, which are applied in a wide range of environments (ocean, soil, etc.).

Jeroen Raes is one of the leading scientists that have garnered momentum in microbiome research’ – Nature Biotechnology