March 25th 2019, Eline Oerlemans finalised her PhD about ‘Topical Lactobacillus applications for modulation of the vaginal and skin microbiota’ with a public defence.
In this thesis the aim was to gain insight in the microbiome of different nongastrointestinal conditions. The following research questions were addressed:
- Which novel insights can microbiome analysis provide us about the pathogenesis?
- Can we beneficially manipulate the microbiome or host response by application of probiotics?
- Can the microbiome (during pathology or manipulation) provide information about the key microbial properties that need to be used as future selection criteria for probiotic strains?
The PhD thesis can be found here.