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MICRObiome Biobanking (RI) Enabler

Objective

"Microbiomes comprise communities of microorganisms (i.e. microbiota that includes bacteria, archaea, protists, fungi and microalgae) and their ""theatre of activity"" (i.e. structural elements, metabolites, signal molecules, mobile genetic elements, as well as surrounding environmental conditions). Microbiomes play a key role in maintaining life on Earth by providing a range of essential ecosystem services and are indispensable for the health of plants, animals and humans. Thus, there is a wide consensus that by harnessing microbiome functions society would be better placed to tackle global challenges such as food security, health and wellbeing, food waste management, and climate change mitigation. To facilitate the science necessary to achieve key advances in microbiome research, methodologies and technologies to capture or create, ensure stable long-term maintenance, and experimentally perturb microbiomes are required. Research infrastructures currently lack optimized methodologies and technologies to preserve and provide access to microbiome samples and massive amounts of associated data MICROBE is designed to address these issues by building upon and connecting: (1) technical solutions for microbiome preservation, propagation and functionality assessment, (2) novel ecological concepts (i.e. “core microbiome” and “microbial keystone taxa”), and (3) data infrastructures. In addition, MICROBE will address essential framework issues such as standardization, ethical and legal requirements and new business opportunities. Participation of relevant European research infrastructures, i.e. BBMRI-ERIC, MIRRI, ELIXIR and EMBRC-ERIC, to ensure that community needs are properly addressed and that developed solutions are efficiently taken up by the infrastructures themselves and by their user communities. Long term ambition is to ensure widespread uptake in microbiome research communities and thus support the development of novel microbiome-based applications."

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 1 013 846,75
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 518 781,00
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 600 826,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 488 750,00
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 741 750,00
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7b
38124 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 880 478,75
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 750 000,00
Address
Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 6
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 533 750,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 32 500,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
RTD SERVICES OG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 244 000,00
Address
Mentlgasse 1
6020 Innsbruck

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00