Dr. eng. Yorick Minnebo

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
Postdoctoral staff

Engaged in the exploration of skin and textile microbiomes. My current focus revolves around understanding their intricate dynamics in the development of permastink, the (unpleasant) smell that won’t wash out of textile products.

In a past life, during my doctoral research, I studied the individualising drivers of gut microbial properties in the in vitro gut simulator called the SHIME. Thereafter, the goal was to steer the simulator towards a more individualised in vitro approach.

Selected key publications: 
Minnebo, Y., Delbaere, K., Goethals, V., Raes, J., Van de Wiele, T. & De Paepe, K. (2023). Gut microbiota response to in vitro transit time variation is mediated by microbial growth rates, nutrient use efficiency and adaptation to in vivo transit time. MICROBIOME, 11(240). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-023-01691-y
Minnebo, Y., De Paepe, K., Raes, J., & Van de Wiele, T. (2021). Nutrient load acts as a driver of gut microbiota load, community composition and metabolic functionality in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, 97(9). https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiab111