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NFDI4Microbiota - Consortium and Vision​

The vision of the NFDI4Microbiota consortium is that researchers in microbiology (including bacteriology, virology, protistology, mycology and parasitology) can effortlessly translate existing research data into a deep understanding of microbial species and their interactions at the molecular level.

The NFDI4Microbiota consortium aims to support the microbiology research community in Germany with access to data, tools for data analysis, standards for data and metadata, and a comprehensive training program.

The consortium is composed of a total of ten co-applicants and more than 50 participating institutions and is represented by Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner (ZB MED). The consortium leadership is with ZB MED - Information Center Life Sciences.

Further information of the NFDI4Microbiota can also be found on the consortium website.

The focus of the consortium's work in Jena is to build up a virus database that does not exist yet and to expand the awareness of Jena as a location for virus bioinformatics also internationally. For further information and the current status of the virus database, please contact Prof. Manja Marz (Chair of Bioinformatics for High Throughput Methods).

The NFDI4Microbiota consortium started in October 2021 and will initially be funded with about three million euros annually for five years.

NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop

Das NFDI4Microbiota Arbeitsprogramm  präsentiert von Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner wärend eines Community Workshops.

Services des NFDI4Microbiota Konsortiums

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The NFDI4Microbiota offers various information channels:

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European Virus Bionformatics Center (EVBC)
Prof. Manja Marz 

Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio SFB/TR 124 – Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction
Prof. Dr. Axel A. Brakhage

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
EXE 2051 – Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse
Prof. Dr. Axel A. Brakhage

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Institute of Microbiology – Chair of General Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Kai Papenfort

Jena University Hospital -Centre for Innovation Competence (ZIK) Septomics
Host Septomics Research Group
Dr. Tilman Klassert

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) Infection Biology and Molecular Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Axel A. Brakhage

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gianni Panagiotou

Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
Computational and Systems Biology of Aging
Prof. Dr. Steve Hoffmann