As a NWO VENI postdoctoral fellow at the laboratory of Genetics at Wageningen University I investigate the evolution of antibiotic resistance and microbe-microbe interactions in polymicrobial infections.
During my postdoc in the Biophysics and Systems Biology group at IST Austria (group moved to Cologne) I worked on microbial interactions in bacterial communities derived from patients suffering from urinary tract infections, and antibiotic resistance.
During my PhD in the Biophysics group at AMOLF I studied genetic and environmental interactions that determine the course of evolution. The results were described using the fitness landscape metaphor.
Also, I am and have been involved in organisations that cover the social and political aspects of science. Currently I’m part of Wageningen Young Academy.