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Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and EnteRprise

Objective

Although microorganisms dominate almost every ecological niche in our planet, it has only been during the past 10-15 years that we have begun to gain insights into the composition and function of microbial communities (microbiomes) as a consequence of major advances in High Throughput DNA sequencing (HTS) technologies. These approaches have allowed a comprehensive analysis of microbiomes for the first time. Following initial curiosity-driven investigations of microbiomes using HTS technologies, the field has evolved to harness the insights provided, leading to the development of a new multi-billion euro industry focused on characterisation and modulation of microbiomes. The vast majority of this investment has been in the clinical space. In contrast, far less is known about microbiomes across complex food chains, making it difficult to harness food-chain microbiome data for the development of more sustainable food systems and to yield innovative products and applications. This is despite the evident importance of microbes throughout the food chain. MASTER will take a global approach to the development of concrete microbiome products, foods/feeds, services or processes with high commercial potential, which will benefit society through improving the quantity, quality and safety of food, across multiple food chains, to include marine, plant, soil, rumen, meat, brewing, vegetable waste, and fermented foods. This will be achieved through mining microbiome data relating to the food chain, developing big data management tools to identify inter-relations between microbiomes across food chains, and generating applications which promote sustainability, circularity and contribute to waste management and climate change mitigation. We will harness microbiome knowledge to significantly enhance the health and resilience of fish, plants, soil, animals and humans, improve professional skills and competencies, and support the creation of new jobs in the food sector and bioeconomy.
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TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Address

Oak Park
R93 Carlow

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 314 378,75

Participants (29)

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 905 353,75

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 449 390

FFOQSI GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 357 200

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 462 940

UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 505 250

THE CIRCA GROUP EUROPE LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 92 942,50

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 949 298,75

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 616 781,02

QIAGEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 231 945

TRITECC SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 148 954,75

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 450 107

NOVOLYZE

France

EU Contribution

€ 143 937,50

MATIS OHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 539 512,50

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 3 647

OXFORD NANOPORE TECHNOLOGIES LTD

United Kingdom

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 387 682,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 621 670

INOQ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 470

DEVENISH RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION LIMITED

Ireland

4D PHARMA CORK LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 176 837,50

CHR. HANSEN A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 4 286

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 186 429

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 509 950

ANADIAG

France

EU Contribution

€ 36 190

BASECLEAR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 143 252,38

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 519 632,50

DANONE RESEARCH SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 202

FISH VET GROUP NORGE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 46 931,50

IRISH CATTLE BREEDING FEDERATION SOCIETY LTD

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818368

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    2 January 2019

  • End date

    1 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.3.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 264 008,53

  • EU contribution

    € 10 950 171,90

Coordinated by:

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland