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Microbiota interactive functional networks

Understanding and predicting microbial functionality within complex ecosystems such as those found in the mammalian intestinal tract requires a systems biology approach that can take into account the enormous s compositional and functional diversity of microorganisms, as well as the significant functional redundancy that exist among microorganisms. This project aims to develop approaches for the generation of microbiota systems models that are applicable to microbial communities not only in the gut, but should also be instrumental towards understanding and predicting microbial processes that determine e.g. cycling of nutrients in natural environments as well as mitigation of environmentally relevant emissions.

The intestinal tract of humans, pigs and rodents is colonized by complex microbial communities. Understanding and predicting microbial functionality within complex ecosystems requires a systems biology approach that can take into account the enormous compositional and functional diversity and redundancy of microorganisms. To this end, this project aims to develop approaches for the generation of microbiota systems models that are applicable not only to the gut, but should also be instrumental towards understanding and predicting microbially-mediated processes that determine cycling of nutrients in natural environments as well as mitigation of environmentally relevant emissions.

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