The research team of Alexandra (Sasha) Zhernakova studies the role of various genetic and environmental factors in the predisposition to common diseases and traits, including gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases, and ageing. A major research line focuses on the composition of the gut microbiome, the factors that shape the microbiome―including genetics, diet, medication and other environmental factors―and the role of the microbiome in gut health and common diseases.
Péter S, Navis G, de Borst MH, von Schacky C, van Orten-Luiten AB, Zhernakova A, Witkamp RF, Janse A, Weber P, Bakker SJL, Eggersdorfer M.
iScience. 2020 Jan 24; 23(1): 100765
Exposome-NL is a Dutch consortium of over fifty scientists from different disciplines, universities and medical centres. Together the scientists will systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health.Read More