Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Prof. Belzer received a Ph.D. at the Erasmus University Medical center and realized a post-doctorate at Harvard Medical School. Currently, Prof. Belzer holds a tenure position at the Laboratory of Microbiology at Wageningen University. Her research group works on overall intestinal microbiome structure in early and later life, and microbial roles in maintaining host health with a focus on the microbiome in association with mothers' milk and mucin. Prof. Belzer made outstanding contributions to the microbiome field in particular to the field of mucosal microbiome and the beneficial microbe Akkermansia muciniphila. Research activities cover (1) microbial degrading pathways; (2) microbe-microbe interactions (synthetic communities & cross-feeding) and (3) microbial interaction with, and adaptation to, their host. Prof. Belzer has published more than 100 scientific papers in high-impact journals such as Nature Medicine, PNAS, ISMEJ, and Trens in Microbiology. Clara Belzer was nominated among the highly cited researchers since 2020 (Top 1% by citation per field and year by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science).
Microbiome, Mucin, Milk, Glycans, Akkermansia