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Evolution of gut-associated microbial communities and its functional relevance in health and disease

Project description

Gut microbiota under the microscope

The highly dynamic gut microbial community plays a fundamental role in human health by facilitating dietary breakdown, production of bioactive metabolites and resistance to infections. The EU-funded project EvoGutHealth aims to understand how the microbe–host relationship may change by the evolution of gut bacteria. Scientists will employ a synthetic community to test the hypothesis that the metabolic interactions between individual bacteria may affect global microbiota functions such as pathogen resistance. The project's results will provide fundamental knowledge on gut microbiota and help develop beneficial intervention strategies that promote human health.

Host institution

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 085,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 085,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00