MICROBE paves the way for an innovative microbiome biobanking in Europe by combining scientific expertise with research infrastructures know-how.
Maximal preservation of taxonomic and functional biodiversity in selected microbiome samples.
Optimal collection and preservation of microbiome samples for defined subsequent analyses.
Targeted isolation of microbiome members from different domains and assembly of synthetic consortia that retain (and even optimize) the functional diversity of original microbiomes.
Provision of a comprehensive operational blueprint for the establishment of microbiome biobanking infrastructure.