Sara Vieira-Silva

Sara Vieira-Silva


Sara Vieira-Silva
KU Leuven
Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology (Rega Institute)
O&N I Herestraat 49 - box 1028
3000 Leuven

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Trained in Biology (FCUL, Portugal, 2003), I joined a PhD Program in Computational Biology (PDBC, IGC, Portugal) and went on to pursue a PhD thesis in microbial evolutionary genomics, supervised by Eduardo Rocha at Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) , defending in September 2010 (UPMC). During this time, I studied bacterial and archaeal ecological adaptation and its genomic signatures, including in human-associated microbial communities. Pursing this line of research, I joined Jeroen Raes's lab at VIB-KULeuven (Belgium), where I have been studying gut microbiota metabolism and microbial ecological properties such as resilience, with clinical applications in cardiovascular disease and neurogastroenterology.


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