Paul Wilmes, PhD
Associate Professor at Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg
Paul Wilmes earned his PhD from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2006. For part of his doctoral research, he spent time at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen (Germany). Paul subsequently carried out postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley from where he returned in 2010 to his native Luxembourg through the ATTRACT fellowship scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund. Paul is currently Associate Professor of Systems Ecology at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg, where he heads the Eco-Systems Biology research group. Paul's main research focus is on using Systems Biology approaches for unravelling fundamental ecological relationships within and between microbial populations in situ. His group has developed appropriate wet- and dry-lab methodologies for carrying out systematic molecular measurements of microbial consortia over space and time. The same approaches are allowing the study of microbiome-host molecular interactions. In this context, his group has also recently developed a microfluidics-based in vitro model of the human-microbial gastrointestinal interface called HuMiX.