Inaugural lecture 'The gut microbiome – a universe inside us'

10 Mar 2023 | 14.15 - 15.00Aula Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

An inaugural lecture is an occasion of significance in an academic staff member’s career at the university. It offers newly arrived or promoted professors the opportunity to introduce themselves and update colleagues on current and future plans. On the 10th of March, professor Alexandra Zhernakova will give an interesting inaugural lecture on the gut microbiome at the University of Groningen. The lecture will be broadcasted via a livestream, but can also be attended physically. 

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  • Title: The gut microbiome – a universe inside us
  • Chair: Human Genome and Exposome
  • Faculty: Medical Sciences

When attending the inaugural lecture physically, please sign up before the 3rd of March via the registration form below.

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