Stijn studies the ecology and evolution of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) by comparing genome sequences from public databases and in-house isolates of the lab. He develops software to gain new types of insights from genomic datasets, or to process them on a larger scale. He then applies these novel computational tools as well as existing tools to study how different species of LAB are related to each other, how they adapted to different lifestyles (e.g., free-living vs host-adapted) and how they interact with their viruses and other mobile genetic elements.

Department

Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel

  • postdoctoral researcher