Associate Professor of Systems Ecology at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Paul Wilmes heads the Eco-Systems Biology research group. His research focuses on elucidating the function of complex microbial communities in situ. He pioneered functional omic analyses of microbial consortia (PMID: 15305916, PMID: 25424998) and his group has developed new wet- and dry-lab methods for in situ microbiome studies (PMID: 22763648, PMID: 27986083). The application of these methodologies has culminated in essential new insights into the functional ecology of microbial consortia, including, amongst others, unprecedented insights into key functions expressed by the gut microbiome in human health and disease (PMID: 27723761, PMID: 28686852, PMID: 30504906). He has published over 70 peer-review papers and several patents. Prof. Paul Wilmes has recently secured a prestigious Consolidator grant from the European Research Council for his ExpoBiome project which aims at deciphering the impact of exposures from the gut microbiome-derived molecular complex in human health and disease.