WG3: Omics’ generation and analysis

Omics’ generation and analysis


  • To organise a subgroup of Action Participants to analyse the Blastocystis genomic and metabarcoding projects that are currently deposited in GenBank
  • To generate proteomics (MALDI-TOF MS) and metabolomics (MS and NMR) data from subtypes for which cultures are available and genomic data have been analysed
  • To bring experts together to analyse these data. New data will also be deposited in the newly generated Blastocystis database in WG2.

Team Leaders

Martin Kolisko

Position: Work Group 3 leader

Affiliation: Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences

Research interests: Comparative Genomics, Transcriptomics, Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes, Evolution of parasitism

Mark Van Der Giezen

Position:WP3 co-leader


Research interests:

Magali Chabé

Position:WP3 co-leader

Affiliation: Univ. Lille, CNRS, Inserm, CHU Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, U1019 – UMR 9017 – CIIL – Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille, F-59000 Lille, France (LILLE, France)

Research interests: Gut eukaryome: the special role of intestinal protozoa in the gut microbiota

Sergio Andrés Castañeda Garzón

Position: WG3 ECR Lead

Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Bacteria, Parasites & Fungi of Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

Research Interest: Parasite-Host-Microbiome interactions in infections caused by protozoa and helminths.

Varol Tunali

Position: WG3 ECR Lead

Affiliation: Manisa Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Turkey

Research Interest: Gut microbiome interactions, Blastocystis pathogenesis, Emerging-remerging parasitic infections.