2010 - 2014 Postdoctoral researcher at Radboudumc

Late 2010 I started working at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Laboratory of Pediatric Infectious Diseases for which I received funding from a Marie Curie IEF fellowship. My current research focuses on essential gene discovery of respiratory pathogens with next generation sequencing techniques such as Tn-seq and analyzing resulting data using smart bioinformatics methods. In addition I am involved in projects concerning genome sequencing, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microarray analysis, disease severity signature gene detection, biomarker discovery and immunoinformatics.

My tool for essential gene detection is available online:


  1. ESSENTIALS: Software for Rapid Analysis of High Throughput Transposon Insertion Sequencing Data. Aldert Zomer, Peter Burghout, Hester J Bootsma, Peter WM Hermans, Sacha AFT van Hijum. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43012. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043012
  2. For more please see


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