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From ecological questions to industrial applications, harnessing the power of microbiomes is becoming increasingly recognised for its potential in solving the world’s most challenging problems. In keeping with this year's World Microbiome Day theme of sustainability, four UCPH-led holo-projects bring you this webinar highlighting how research of both the microbiome and the host animal, insect or plant can be used to explain the world around us with a new lens. We have invited four leading researchers to tell us about their exciting research tackling these challenges and how the microbiome can contribute.

Hosted by the Centre for Evolutionary Hologenomics and co-organised by HoloFish, HoloFood, EHI & FindingPheno.

The event was open to all and talks are now archived on YouTube.

The role of the hologenome in defining group-identity in social insects
Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Professor of Biology at Washington University, USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpIeH498t-o

Omics in aquaculture: exploiting metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to improve seaweed domestication
Melisa Osborne and Kelly Deweese, PhD Candidates, University of Southern California
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwEIsFPCGmo

Trials and tribulations of the avian gut microbiota in the urban mosaic
Marta Szulkin, Associate Professor, Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab, University of Warsaw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rPHDR9R1fk

Thursday 24 June, 15.00 - 16.30 (CEST) - Virtual Webinar

Harnessing the Hologenome for our Sustainable Future - A World Microbiome Day Event

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952914

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