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Illuminating Earth’s microbial diversity and origins from metagenomes with deep learning

Project description

Expanding our knowledge on Earth’s microbial diversity

Microbes are very small living things that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are found all around us and play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of nutrients and waste products in the biosphere. Moreover, they are important for the preservation of the natural environment by regulating biogeochemical cycles. The EU-funded ERMADA project aims to analyse and elucidate Earth’s microbial diversity using bioinformatics and machine learning algorithms. Specifically, it will shed light on the composition and structure of the microbiome at different rank levels and lineages and provide a complete record of the planet’s present microbial diversity footprint.

Coordinator

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER ALEXANDER FLEMING
Net EU contribution
€ 247 628,16
Address
Fleming Street 34
16672 Vari-athens
Greece

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00