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The role of microbial Oxylipins in the MIcrobe-hosT dialogue

Project description

Interpreting the microbe-host dialogue

Host interactions with microorganisms (commensalism-symbiotic- pathogenic) is central for maintaining health and in influencing disease status. Both humans and bacteria produce key chemical signals known as oxylipins from the oxidation of fatty acids. In humans, oxylipins influence cell proliferation and chemotaxis and indeed immune responses. Oxylipins therefore serve as key regulators of inflammation. The EU-funded OMIT project is investigating the impact of microbially derived oxylipins (mOXY) on microbe-microbe interactions as well as on human physiology. Using state-of-the-art liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technologies on biobanked samples from healthy volunteers and Crohn's disease patients, scientists will determine the role of mOXY in microbe-host and microbe-microbe interactions.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/mass spectrometry

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-RI - RI – Reintegration panel

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 590,72