I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Radboudumc Nijmegen, currently active in the Bacterial Genomics bioinformatics group and Department of Dermatology. Here, we focus mainly on the analysis of genomes of bacteria, on human and animal microbiota (i.e. microbiome studies) and on bacterial strain tracking. I see myself as a biologist applying public bioinformatics tools and approaches in order to make sense out of microbial samples from various biological sources, in the field of (medical) biology and food and nutrition. Much of my own work relates to the analysis of the human microbiome in both healthy and disease status, in order to identify desirable and undesirable bacteria respectively. In the end, by understanding these processes we hope to come up with interventions to cure diseases underlying an imbalance (dysbiosis) in the human microbiome.