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Towards a North-African Consortium of the Human Microbiome (NACHM) through strengthening the Capacities in Microbiome Analysis for Human Diseases at University of Sfax

Project description

Advancing human microbiome studies in North Africa

The analysis of the human microbiome is a rising research field of considerable importance in health and disease. However, while there are significant advances in human microbiome characterisation in Europe, very few studies have been carried out in North Africa. The EU-funded MICAfrica project will support the University of Sfax (USFAX) in Tunisia in developing skills in human microbiome analysis and becoming a leading force in the region. The project will connect USFAX to the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique and Aix-Marseille University in France, and the University of Florence in Italy; the collaboration will help the USFAX to increase its staff's technological capabilities, adopt standardised methods for collecting samples and analysing data and establish a consortium based on existing collaborations in Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/genome

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SFAX UNIVERSITY
Address
Route De L'aeroport Km 0,5
3029 Sfax
Tunisia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 316 051,25

Participants (3)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 250 783,75
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDITERRANEE INFECTION
France
EU contribution
€ 169 502,50
Address
27 Bd Jean Moulin Faculte De Medeine Aile Rouge 3E
13005 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 547,50
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments