NCOH PhD projects cycle 2017: Metagenomics
Rationale for the research theme 'metagenomics'
Recent technological developments now allow large-scale, in-depth (and affordable) investigation of microbial populations and communities at the molecular level. Microbial interactions, within hosts, between hosts and between populations, are a fundamental aspect in the societal problems addressed in the four research themes of the Netherlands Centre for One Health. Metagenomics was therefore chosen as the overarching theme for the first 8 PhD tracks of the NCOH, with the explicit task to create – where possible – new interdisciplinary, inter-thematic, and inter-institutional research collaborations.
Coordinator theme metagenomics: Marc Bonten, UMC Utrecht.