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I studied chemistry with a focus on organic and biochemistry at the University of Groningen, after which I decided to continue in research. My project is an exciting collaboration between the El Aidy lab and the group of prof. Adri Minnaard (https://minnaardgroup.nl/). For this interdisciplinary research, I am working on the synthesis of specific mycochemicals in the Minnaard group, which will then be used for experiments performed in the El Aidy lab to investigate their effects on the gut microbiota and the host.