Project

Collaboromics: identifying and engineering core and satellite populations in (synthetic) microbial ecosystems

Acronym
Collaboromics
Duration
01 January 2015 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Bacteriology
    • Microbiomes
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental biotechnology diagnostics
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
collaboration isolation ecological relationships oil degradation
 
Project description

This project is the first, structured research program in collaboromics, i.e. collaborating teams of microorganisms. By understanding the ecological relations between different microbial members of a collaborome we will be able to isolate, collect and compose new, highly performing and highly stable synthetic microbial soncortia, eventually leading to a new generation of biotechnological applications of microbial communities.