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Aggression and the Gut Microbiome

Project description

The role of gut microbiota in regulating aggression

Procreation and survival rely on aggression. However, although genetic factors and neural mechanisms influencing aggression are partly deciphered, the exact networks and environmental factors controlling aggression remain unknown. Recently, researchers have associated the gut microbiota with behaviours such as risk taking, mating, and hormone production, regulation and secretion. The EU-funded BEHAVIOME project proposes the innovative concept that microbiota could partly regulate host aggression. The project will characterise the effects of antibiotics, germ-free animal models and specific microbes on aggression in flies and mice. Based on the hypothesis that the microbiota is involved in regulating aggression, BEHAVIOME will test the role of pheromones, bacterial and host gene products as well as host brain hormones in these processes.

Host institution

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 996 365,00
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 996 365,00

Beneficiaries (1)

BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 1 996 365,00
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 996 365,00