On the 3rd and 4th December 2020 ... we celebrated 2 incredible years of MicrobiomeSupport!
The 2nd Annual MicrobiomeSupport Meeting was not able to be held in person this year in light of COVID-19, but this did not stop the consortium from gathering to commemorate all MicrobiomeSupport achievements.
Before diving into what happened in 2020, let's take a step back and look at the bigger picture...
What is MicrobiomeSupport?
MicrobiomeSupport is an EU-funded Coordination & Support Action project that aims to make changes in our current food systems and raise awareness of the potential that microbiomes have in our health, food and the circular economy. Following the FOOD2030 initiative of the EU, MicrobiomeSupport aims to make changes to our food systems, in our society and economy by adopting a systems thinking approach.
The importance that microbes and microbiomes have in our food systems (for instance, in animal and soil health, crop productivity and handling practices) has only recently been discovered, yet their full potentials haven't been fully taken into account, with research currently being fragmented.
This is why MicrobiomeSupport is acting towards researching this innovative potential: by improving the regulation, standards and practices in microbiome research & aligning the research and innovation agendas, harmonizing microbiome definitions, as well as engaging critical stakeholders and raising awareness on the topic.
Microbiome research has an incredible potential!
With the intended end date being in October 2022, the project is already halfway through its course, and has already achieved some incredible outputs. Check out below our 3 top tweets of 2020!
A BIG thank you to everyone who has engaged with us over the last year. Now, back to reporting on the Annual Meeting 2020.
What happened during the Annual Meeting this past December?
The meeting was organized online and split into 2 days:
Are you interested in the communication and dissemination of MicrobiomeSupport? Check the brainstorming below!
How can I learn more about the project’s coming steps for the year 2021?
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We're excited to see what 2021 will bring for MicrobiomeSupport.
Until next time!