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Marcel de Zoete completed his PhD thesis at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2010, in which he focused on the interactions of intestinal bacterial pathogens with the innate immune system. During a postdoc at the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, USA, in the lab of Prof. Dr. Richard Flavell, he revealed which and how bacterial members of the intestinal microbiota contribute to diseases like inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome. As of 2015, he is Assistant Professor of Infectionbiology at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His research group currently focusses on the molecular mechanisms through which the microbiota and their metabolites, by targeting epithelial, stromal and immune cells, influence intestinal health and disease.