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Research Department of Genetics
University Medical Center Groningen

Cum laude for Arnau Vich Vila

03 December 2019

Arnau Vich Vila successfully defended his thesis on December 2, 2019 and was awarded his doctorate cum laude (“with distinction”) in recognition of the outstanding quality of his thesis. Arnau’s thesis research explored the relationship between genetics, microbiome and environmental factors such as medication use in the context of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Read or download Arnau’s thesis, Understanding the gut ecosystem: bugs, drugs & diseases, here.

Read a Disover magazine interview with Arnau about his work using the microbiome to distinguish inflammatory bowel disease from irritable bowel syndrome here.

Last modified:14 January 2020 12.37 p.m.

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