AI Lab for Bioscience Webinar: Health, AI and Data Science

The AI Lab for Bioscience ( invites you to attend the webinar on Health, AI and Data Science

Date & Time: 15:00 – 16:00 CET, Tuesday November 1st 2022


The gut microbiome meets data science and artificial intelligence

Speaker: Prof. dr. Jingyuan Fu (University Medical Center Groningen)

The gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem in the human gut that harbors over 1,000 bacterial species. In recent years, with the aid of metagenomics sequencing technology, microbial composition is not a dark matter anymore. In this study, we will demonstrate how big data-driven analysis can deepen our understanding of the role of the gut microbiome in human health, and how we can leverage the gut microbiome with other omics and clinical data in explaining phenotypic differences, aiding disease diagnosis, and stratifying individuals for their susceptibility of developing complex diseases.

Transfer dynamics of AMR in the context of One Health

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Abeel (Technical University Delft)

In the context of One Health, wastewater treatment plants are central to safeguarding water resources. Nonetheless, many questions remain about their effectiveness in preventing antimicrobial resistance dissemination. Extracellular free DNA (exDNA) as an evolution driver through horizontal gene transfer is largely overlooked, particularly in the context of complex systems such as wastewater treatment plants. The composition of exDNA, its persistence, and its transformation capacity to create new AMR organisms will be discussed. Our work fosters microbial risk assessments across water systems, supporting water authorities to delineate measures to safeguard environmental and public health.

Note: This will be a Teams Live meeting. You can and are encouraged to post your questions in the sidebar during the meeting. The moderator of the meeting will be able to see the questions and post them in the ‘Featured questions’ list. If your question is not posted or answered, we will try and come back to your questions after the meeting. Please contact Renger Jellema ( in case you would like to learn more about the presented topics, or if you have any further questions after the meeting.

About is the Artificial Intelligence Lab for #Bioscience which was founded in 2021 by TU Delft and is funded by DSM. This laboratory is the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence to full-scale #biomanufacturing, from microbial strain development to process optimization and factory scheduling. The lab is led by Professor Marcel Reinders, Director TU Delft Bioengineering Institute. is part of ICAI.


01 Nov 2022


15:00 - 16:00

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