Sahar El Aidy
Company: University of Groningen
Job title: ssociate Professor and Chair of Host-Microbe Metabolic Interactions in the Groningen Bimolecular and Biotechnology Institute
Sahar El Aidy is experienced in the gut microbiota, its metabolic activity, and interactions with the host immune, metabolic, and neurological functions. Her group focuses on how gut microbiota sense and metabolize ingested compounds that are part of our diet and the impact of these bacterial metabolites on the microbial metabolic interaction as well as on the (neuro-immune) response within the gut with a particular focus on gut motility. Another research line investigates the effect of gut microbiota on the effectiveness of drug treatment. Sahar published over 50 papers and obtained over 2M Euros in funding. Her laboratory consists of 1 Postdoc, 5 PhD students, 4 master students, and 1 technician. She has over 5000 citations and an H-index of 30 (Google Scholar). In recognition of her achievements, she was appointed at the Young Academy Groningen (YAG), and a Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Group and has been a member of the Young Science and Engineering Network (YSEN). In 2021, Sahar was awarded the Athena Award for female researchers that stand out, from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
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