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Deciphering the network of microbial, environmental and physical factors underlying aggregation and enhanced performance in syntrophic microorganism communities

Project description

Who is in or out and why in microbial communes

Many applications relying on microorganisms utilise more than just one. Microbial communities tend to boost each other’s potential in mutually supportive ways. In syntrophic communities, two or more metabolically different species exchange metabolites to keep the overall metabolic machinery of all species running smoothly. Like a clinician who helps us understand why supplements should be taken in combination with certain nutrients to enhance absorption, we need to better understand why certain microbes aggregate so we can ensure optimal cultures that boost productivity. The EU-funded SYNAG project is out to identify the many interrelated factors guiding the formation of optimal partnerships among syntrophic communities to enhance the production of methane in sustainable energy applications.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Host institution

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 992 622

Beneficiaries (1)

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 992 622
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments