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  • MASTER (Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and EnteRprise) is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action being coordinated by Prof Paul Cotter, Teagasc. The 30 partner project commenced in January 2019 and received European Union funding of nearly €11 million over 4 years (Grant Agreement No. 818368).
  • Micro-organisms are found in every ecological niche explored and their existence facilitates ours! We can discover the make-up and function of many microbial communities (microbiomes) through the use of DNA sequencing technologies.
  • Scientists within MASTER are using high throughput sequencing to map microbiomes across a range of food and non-food environments.
  • The project will improve the quantity, quality and safety of food, by developing microbiome products, foods/feeds, services and processes. Knowledge generated within MASTER will be applied across multiple food chains, to include marine, plant, soil, rumen, meat, brewing, fruit and vegetable waste, and fermented foods.

What's New

  • The MASTER plan: Microbiome applications for sustainable food systems through technologies and enterprise. Webinar
  • Gut Relations: Fermented Foods are tightly linked to the gut microbiome. Nature Communications
  • MASTER at One! Newsletter


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