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20 Jun 2019

World Microbiome Day, June 27th Brussels, Belgium

AORA CSA  celebrated World Microbiome Day on June 27th with a Marine Microbiome focused workshop in Brussels led by our Icelandic partners RANNÍS. This was the first AORA trilateral dialogue on Marine Microbiome with representatives from Canada, Europe and the United States joining in the discussions.  It helped  to connect and foster cooperation between the science communities on both sides of the Atlantic with sessions focused on defining common grounds and gaps, future challenges and cooperation.  

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Marine Microbiome

AORA CSA celebrated World Microbiome Day on June 27th with a Marine Microbiome focused workshop in Brussels led by our Icelandic partners RANNÍS.  This was the first AORA trilateral dialogue on Marine Microbiome with representatives from Canada, Europe and the United States joining in the discussions.  It helped  to connect and foster cooperation between the science communities on both sides of the Atlantic with sessions focused on defining common grounds and gaps, future challenges and cooperation. 

Microbes are fundamental source of energy and nutrition for the food chain. Microbial systems impact also growth, health and productivity of all organisms, as well as food processing and will therefore influence food security strongly. Changes in the environment and climate will have effect on this ecosystem. Studies of microbiomes that are associated with food production will help address important aspects of food security and will have profound impact on new developments, based on marine resources. The results and information of metagenomics research will create an opportunity to prospect for new products and processes. This undiscovered knowledge may have future effects on e.g. food industry, development of new pharmaceuticals and energy development.

Advances in the field of metagenomics, cutting edge research and development of new technology e.g. in biotechnology and other maritime and processing technology development, will support strategies and processes for more efficient use of resources, with less waste and increased social and economic benefits.

Find out more about #WorldMicrobiomeDay at www.worldmicrobiomeday.com