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.
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme