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Transmission of the human microbiome and its impact on health

Project description

How does the human microbiome pass from one another?

The human body supports a large and diverse population of microorganisms collectively known as the human microbiome. We understand a lot about the role of the human microbiome in health and disease, yet little is known regarding the acquisition and transmission of these microorganisms across individuals. Funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the microTOUCH project aims to shed light on microbial transmissibility and how it shapes microbiome-associated diseases. Researchers plan to track the transmission of the microbiome and identify the determinants that influence this process. Moreover, microTOUCH will provide important insight into the role of microbiome transmission in health and disease, paving the way towards transmission modulation as an intervention.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Net EU contribution
€ 2 394 779,00
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00