PhD position for Sweet Crosstalk

June 5th , 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Nutrileads is partner in the Sweet Crosstalk, a multidisciplinary European Innovative Training Network (ITN) built to address the challenge of understanding, at a molecular level, how glycans are involved at the human mucosa–microbiota interface, and how this correlates with human well-being. For more information about Sweet Crosstalk visit

Currently, there are 15 positions open for talented and motivated candidates to become Sweet Crosstalk PhD students covering different aspects of innovative glyco- and microbiome sciences.One of these positions (ESRA14) is co-directed by Utrecht University and NutriLeads, with short secondments at University of Helsinki (Finland) and Quadram Institute (UK). The aim of this PhD position is to unravel the structure-function of pectin derived polysaccharides by studying the interaction of purified and modified variants with the host immune system and their impact on the human gut microbiota.

Interested candidates should apply via in the section dedicated to recruitment.

Application deadline: June 21st, 2019

Desired start:June-September 2019