Microbiome Research & Applied Bioinformatics

What shapes the human microbiota?

We are interested in the human microbiome and its role for human health and disease.

We study human microbiome stability, ecology and therapeutic modulation; host/microbe interactions; and gastrointestinal homeostasis and dysbiosis.

We use experimental lab work and develop, adapt and apply microbial (meta-)genomics and bioinformatics methods.

PhD / Post-doc positions available

We are looking for PhD students/postdocs (half or full time) with bioinformatics experience to continue development of strain-level microbiota profiling tools to study fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and other research questions. Contact W. Florian Fricke for more information.