Gerard Muyzer, Prof. Dr.
Principal investigator involved in Task 1.4
I am interested in host-microbe interactions in seagrasses and macroalgae. For this purpose, I use a systems biology approach combining manipulative experiments, ‘culturomics’, ‘multi-omics’ and modelling.
Molecular biologist in Task 1.4
I am interested in the use of novel, state-of-the-art DNA sequencing techniques, such as Nanopore sequencing, to study host-microbe interactions in different organisms, such as seaweeds, seagrasses, and insects.
Latest blog posts
In a short research project, Kaïn van Calcar, a BSc student at the University of Amsterdam, investigated the role of oomycetes in the decline of seagrass meadows. Seagrass meadows are essential for providing various ecosystem services, including acting as habitats for...
The recent ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain was an exciting platform for researchers to delve into the fascinating realm of host-microbiome interactions and their role in protecting and restoring marine ecosystems. As the chair of the...
Peter Kuperus and Gerard Muyzer from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) visited the Center of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) to give a hands-on workshop on microbiome analysis of marine organisms. The 16S rRNA genes of the microbiomes of different organisms and environments...
To discuss efficient methods to analyze DNA, several RESTORESEAS partners got together to exchange expertise and foster cooperation.