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The University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) was founded in 1479 and today has approximately 39,000 students and 9,000 employees – of whom about 5,000 are researchers, making it the largest research and educational institution in the Nordic countries. The University offers more than 200 study programs in health sciences, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social sciences, law, humanities, science and theology. UCPH was ranked 6th in Europe and 26th in the world in the 2019 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities – Shanghai.

The diversity of research programs and scientific expertise at UCPH is a distinguishing feature of the university. FindingPheno will be coordinated by the Section of Evolutionary genomics (SEG) at the GLOBE Institute at UCPH. The GLOBE Institute is an interdisciplinary research department in the faculty of health and medical sciences at UCPH, with research spanning ancient DNA, evolutionary genomics, microbiomes, climate change, ecology, geobiology, and star and planet formation. Within GLOBE, SEG is a hotbed of genomic and metagenomic research, and includes the pioneers of hologenomics theory on interactions between host and microbiomes. Research and scientific expertise at the section varies from evolutionary biology to statistical modelling, with active research in microbiomes in theoretical and applied settings. Further, several large European and Danish projects are coordinated by the section. Finally, UCPH has vast experience in leading EU H2020 projects, and is an active participant in 500+ Horizon 2020 projects, and taking part in 147 collaborative projects (RIA/IA/CSA).

Group Expertise

The interdisciplinary nature of the GLOBE institute has meant a broad research portfolio at the Section of Evolutionary Genomics. Over the last 5 years, the research focus at the section has been on the role of the microbiome in various biological processes, with special focus on the interaction between the host and the associated microbiome. The combined expertise of PIs at UCPH spans statistics, machine learning, evolutionary genomics, population genomics and applied microbiome research.

The University of Copenhagen

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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