Bytes and bacteria: software to explore the intestinal flora


About the research 

What happens when you ask thousands of Flemish people to send samples of their stools for scientific research? 💩 Well, you get this huge pile of... data. 🤷‍♂️ Sebastian Proost (VIB - KU Leuven) makes these complex data readily available to doctors and scientists so that they can acquire new insights in an efficient manner.

Sebastian Proost
KU Leuven - VIB

Unable to decide between studying biology and computer science, Sebastian was able to get the best of both by pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics. He currently works as a postdoc in the group of Jeroen Raes (KULeuven – VIB) and develops software that makes complex datasets, such as the Flemish Gut Flora Project, accessible through a user-friendly interface. This allows scientist and doctors to gain new insights from these data efficiently.

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