Project

Finding highly productive hydrogen-oxidizing synthetic communities through isolation, combination and prediction.

Duration
01 January 2020 → 31 December 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Community ecology
    • Microbiomes
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Computational biomodelling and machine learning
Keywords
Collaborome in vitro synthetic community hydrogen oxidising bacteria valorisation single cell protein reactor high-throughput flux balance analysis predictive model autotrophic heterotrophic core satellite microbiome transcriptomics
 
Project description

Hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria are organisms that use hydrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and ammonia to produce biomass, among which high-quality protein. Microbial consortia are made in this project, starting from autotrophic hydrogen-oxidizers and their heterotrophic commensals to maximize production of biomass. This process is aided by predictive modelling that will give insights in the mechanisms behind high productivity.