Elisabeth M. Bik


Elisabeth Bik is a Science Editor at uBiome, a company that develops microbiome sequencing analysis kits for consumers and clinicians. She received her PhD at Utrecht University in The Netherlands and worked at the Dutch National Institute for Health and the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein. In 2001, she joined Stanford University’s School of Medicine, where she worked on the characterization of the human microbiome in thousands of oral, gastric, and intestinal samples. In addition, she analyzed the microbiota of marine mammals, in particular that of dolphins and sea lions. When she is not in the lab, she can be found working on her blog, an almost daily compilation of scientific papers in the rapidly growing microbiome field, or on Twitter at @MicrobiomDigest. She is also interested in the detection of plagiarism and image duplications and manipulations in the published biomedical literature, and currently peer reviews 30 to 40 manuscripts per year.

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Medical Bacteriology

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