Advisory Groups

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MicrobiomeSupport integrates many experts representing different stakeholder groups (i.e. scientific community, industry, funding organisations and policy sector), which are grouped in three Advisory Groups (AGs). The members of these AGs are not full project partners but will be asked for input and invited to events, workshops and discussions as required.

  • The AG ‘Coordinators’ Platform’ brings together coordinators of completed and ongoing EU projects with a focus on microbiome research.
  • The ‘Funding and Policy Advisory Group’ includes representatives from funding institutions, ministries, government representatives and bioeconomy experts.
  • The ‘Industry Advisory Group’ comprises representatives from the agro-food industry, biotech companies, technology providers and pharmaceutical companies active in the converging area of food for health.

The main role of the AGs is to support the MicrobiomeSupport network and its activities by contributing with their expertise and disseminating results. In particular, the AGs will be asked to provide feedback on questions from the General Assembly and thereby support decision making. Furthermore, members of the AGs will be invited to various relevant activities; for instance, members of the ‘Coordinators’ Platform’ will be invited to mapping activities, members of the ‘Funding and Policy Advisory Group’ will be invited to mapping activities and workshop defining policy needs, members of the ‘Industry Advisory Group’ will be invited to workshops defining and elaborating industry needs. Active involvement of the AGs in the project will also facilitate knowledge exchange and enable collaboration across different stakeholder groups.

AGs members also act as MicrobiomeSupport ambassadors relaying the messages of the MicrobiomeSupport network through their networks and thus ensuring broad outreach.

Name Affiliation Country Project
ANESIO Alexandre UK Microorganisms in Warming Arctic Environments
BOSCIA Donata POnTE IT Pest Organisms Threatening Europe
COCOLIN Luca IT Study of the Listeria monocytogenes gene expression profile in ready-to-eat foods of animal origin by the application of the omics and the bioinformatics/biostatistics disciplines
COLLINGE David Bestpass DK Boosting plant-endophyte stability, compatibility and performance across scales
DE WITTE Peter BE Increasing Value and Flow in the Marine Biodiscovery Pipeline
DECLERCK Stéphane PHARMASEA BE Valorizing Andean microbial diversity through sustainable intensification of potato-based farming systems
DORRESTEIN Pieter US Exploring the Impact of Pesticide on the 3D Metabolome and the Microbiota from the Whole Plant to the Cell Scale
HINSINGER Philippe SoIACE FR Solutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use
HOFKENS Johan METAMAPPER/FLUOROCODE BE Super-resolution genomic mapping for the microbiome
JURKEVITCH Edouard MISAFE IL The Development and Validation of Microbial Soil Community Analyses for Forensics Purposes
KINKEL Linda US project US Agricultural Microbiomes Research Coordination Network
KOPRIVA Stanislav PINBAC DE Characterising plant interactions with bacteria that promote the uptake of nitrogen and sulphur from organic sources
LEICHERT Lars FUME DE Functional Metagenomics – Harnessing the Biotechnological Potential of Completely Novel Protein Families
LEULIER Francois MutFlyGutBact FR Host-intestinal bacteria mutualism: “Learning on the fly”
LLEWELLYN Martin FISHPROBIO UK Metacommunity dynamics of the fish surface microbiome in health and disease: pathogens and probiotics
LUDGATE Marian INDIGO UK Investigation of Novel biomarkers and Definition of the role of the microbiome In Graves’ Orbitopathy
McNEIL Brian SEABIOTECH UK From sea-bed to test-bed: harvesting the potential of marine microbes for industrial biotechnology
MORGAVI Diego MarkEfficiency FR Digestive and nutritional indicators of feed efficiency in cattle fed forage-based diets
MOSER Andreas rtd Services AT Safe Food for Europe – Coordination of research activities and Dissemination of research results of EC funded research on food safety
NEUMANN Günter BIOFECTOR DE Resource Preservation by Application of Bioeffectors in European Crop Production
NOTHIAS Louis-Felix 3D-Plant2Cells US Exploring the Impact of Pesticide on the 3D Metabolome and the Microbiota from the Whole Plant to the Cell Scale
O’CONNELL Niamh ECO-FCE UK A whole-systems approach to optimising feed efficiency and reducing the ecological footprint of monogastrics
OHNMACHT Caspar ALLERGUT DE Mucosal Tolerance and Allergic Predisposition: Does it all start in the gut?
ROMANI Luigiana FUNMETA IT Metabolomics of fungal diseases: a systems biology approach for biomarkers discovery and therapy
ROSENSTIEL Philip SYSCID DE A Systems medicine approach to chronic inflammatory disease
SALVI Mario IT Exploiting research and application potential of the human microbiome for prediction, prevention and treatment of disease
SANZ Yolanda MyNewGut ES My New Gut
SESSITSCH Angela AIT AT Microbial enhancement of bioactive secondary metabolite production in plants
SHANAHAN Fergus APEX IE APC Postdoctoral EXcellence Programme
SØRENSEN Søren TRAINBIODIVERSE DK Trainbiodiverse – Soil microbiology and ecosystem services
TSAKALIDOU Effie GR Table olive fermentation with selected strains of probiotic lactic acid bacteria. Towards a new functional food
VAN ELSAS Jan Dirk NL Metagenomics for bioexploration – Tools and application
VAN ERK Marjan NL ‘Phenotypic Flexibility as a biomarker of health’
VORHOLT Julia PhyMo CH Structure function relationships of the phyllosphere microbiota
WAGNER Martin AT Protection of consumers by microbial risk mitigation through combating segregation of expertise
WAGNER Martin AT Tracking bugs in the food chain
WILLEMS Rob EVOTAR NL Evolution and Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance
Institution  Country Name
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada CA Benoit GIRARD
Alexandra Malyska BE
Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (previously BMLFUW) AT Gottfried LAMERS
Austrian Microbiome Initiative AT
Austrian Research Promotion Agency AT
Beijing Genomics Institute CN Zewei Song
Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA) IT
Danish Ministry of Education and Research DK
Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine IE Liam Finnegan
Directorate for International Scientific and Technological Cooperation at the General Secretariat for Research and Technology GR
ELIXIR EU Rob FINN
EMBL-EBI DE
Estonian Research Council EE Argo SOON
ETP Food for Life EU
European Plant Science Organization EU Karin METZLAFF
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) ES
IAR – The French Bioeconomy Cluster FR Antoine PEETERS
INRA / representative of Standing Committee on Agricultural Research WG Food Systems FR / EU
JPI HDHL – A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life EU
JPI Ocean EU Tom Redd
JPI Ocean EU Jacky WOOD
JPI on Antimicrobial Resistance EU Laura Plant
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures DE Jörg OVERMANN
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures DE Sixing HUANG
Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation FR Michel BECKERT
National Centre for Research & Development PL
National Centre for Scientific Research FR
National Research Council IT
Projektträger Jülich DE
Regione Piemonte IT
Science Foundation Ireland IE
UK Microbiology Society UK Julian MARCHESI
Company Country Microbiome/Bio-Economy-Related Activities
AgBiome US Plant microbiome applications, plant biotechnology
ApheaBio BE Agricultural biologicals
Bayer Crop Sciences DE / international Crop protection; plant biotechnology
BIOCERES AR Provider of crop productivity solutions, including seeds, seed traits, seed treatments, biologicals, high-value adjuvants and fertilizers
Biofortis Merieux NutriScience FR / Int. Test and consultancy services to food and nutrition industries
Biraghi S.p.A. IT Food / cheese producer
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) BR Biological solutions
Cargill US / international Major food and feed producer; renewable resources; bioenergy
Chr. Hansen DK Natural solutions for the food, beverage, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries; supplier of food cultures, probiotics, enzymes and natural colors
Converte Pty Ltd. UK Biologicals for agriculture
Cultech Ltd. UK Health supplements
Danone FR / international Major food producer
Erber Group AT / international Food and feed safety, focusing on natural feed additives, feed and food analysis, plant protection
ETP Plants for the Future EU European Technology Platform
Eurofins Biomnis FR / int. Diagnostics company
Evogene IL Plant biotechnology; biologicals for agriculture; human microbiomes
IBM Research / Informatics USA Founder of the consortium sequencing the food supply chain
Indigo Ag US Plant microbiome applications
INRA Tranfert FR Technology Transfer and project engineering company
International Phytobiomes Alliance US / international International association representing major ag-companies
Johnson&Johnson Consumer Products UK Healthy & high quality consumer / beauty products
Koppert B.V. NL Plant microbiome applications
Novozymes DK / international Industrial enzymes, microorganisms, biopharmaceutical ingredients; biological solutions in agriculture
Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI) FR / international The PRI is a European non-profit organization focused on Microbiotic Medicinal Products
Unilever NL / UK / international Major food producer