Remco Kort, PhD (Rotterdam, 1970) is the holder of the TNO Chair Microbial Genomics at the VU University Amsterdam, Professor at Micropia (world’s first microbe museum), and founded the Yoba for Life foundation together with Wilbert Sybesma. Remco Kort graduated cum laude in Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University, carried out his PhD-study in molecular microbiology at the University of Amsterdam, and post-doctoral studies in X-ray crystallography at the ESRF in Grenoble (France) and Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan). Awards include Excellent Researcher of the year 2008 at TNO. Remco Kort supervised numerous research projects in applied microbiology for the food industry, has 4 patents (of which one licensed), and over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Via his multiple positions, Remco Kort is currently involved in research and public engagement in the area of human microbiota and probiotics. Remco has been active in east-Africa over the last 5 years, where he set-up the probiotic yoghurt Yoba initiative that currently reaches ten thousand of people.
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