The emergence of microbiome centres

Posted by: | January 2, 2020 | Comments

The emergence of microbiome centres

As microbiome science expands, academic centres scramble to fill many needs, from service provider to industry liaison. A newly created network aims to share strategies and accelerate knowledge transfer, and invites others to join the efforts.

Microbiomes — assemblages of interacting microorganisms, such as bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses — are increasingly recognized as being crucial to the functioning of ecosystems, ranging from the deep sea to the human body. Understanding something as complex as a microbiome requires combining perspectives from many disciplines. Such transdisciplinary research is increasingly being organized, supported and facilitated in microbiome centres, which are academic hubs of microbiome-related research.

Read more at Nature Microbiology

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