Research Group Principal Investigator

    Willem Meindert de Vos

    Haartman Institute
    Department of Bacteriology and Immunology,
    P.O. Box 21, Haartmaninkatu 3 00014 University of Helsinki Finland

    Email: willem.devos [at]

Contact Information

Postal Address
Immunobiology Research Program
P.O.Box 21, Haartmaninkatu 3
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Visiting Address
Haartman Institute
Haartmaninkatu 3
00290 Helsinki

Tel. +358 2941 1911 (tel. exchange)
Fax + 358 2941 26382
Email name.lastname [at]

Willem M. de Vos Research Group, Microbes Inside - Presentation

The research is focusing on the intestinal microbiota, intestinal host-microbe interactions, and their impact on health and disease. There are 3 main themes that are addressed:

  • Molecular role and (immune) signaling of the mucus-binding bacteria.
  • Comparative analysis of the microbiome and the genome of finnish dyslipidic families.
  • Early life microbiome and impact antibiotics on later life health.