Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Medical Sciences Research Department of Genetics Staff
University Medical Center Groningen

Alexander Kurilshikov, PhD

Postdoc in microbiome research group
Dr. Alex Kurilshikov
Dr. Alex Kurilshikov

MSc in Biology Dept of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation

PhD thesis: Biodiversity of bacterial agents associated with Ixodidae ticks. 2016, ICBFM SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, metagenomics, computational biology, statistical genetics, systems biology, machine learning


See all my papers in Google scholar

About me

I am a postdoc working on microbiome research with Sasha Zhernakova and Jingyuan Fu. Our team aims to explore the interactions between the human microbiome and other kind of human ‘omics’ data to investigate the possible impact of the microbiota on human health.

Using data from the LifeLines-DEEP population cohort, we showed how the gut microbiome is shaped by external and intrinsic factors such as diet, medication and diseases (Zhernakova et al, Science, 2016). Now I’m focusing on further analysis of the microbiome’s role in shaping human serum metabolism, which is the key element in many metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease events.

Selected papers

Teaching experience

  • Research Summer School in Statistical Omics 2016 (Split, Croatia, 2016, tutor on the practical workshop)
  • R practical course for UMCG students, Groningen, 2016
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Summer School 2015 (Novosibirsk, Russia, 2015, leading the metagenomics course with theoretical and practical lessons)
  • Research Summer School in Statistical Omics 2015 (Split, Croatia, 2015, tutor on the practical workshop)
Last modified:10 July 2018 3.58 p.m.