The two-day event, organized on site, promotes oral and poster presentations by the several groups and research facilities and it is an excellent opportunity for networking and planning new collaborations.
Researchers have the opportunity to present their latest findings on Host microbe interactions, an opportunity to further develop the network and define future studies combining different approaches with access to other technological facilities.
Taking the opportunity of having Task leaders, Task Contributors, the Steering Board and the Advisory Board members, a Management Meeting is planned to take place during the event, to discuss several activities implemented and future plans.
SymbNET is a European network for research on host-microbe symbiosis, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Animals and plants live with microbial communities that have a strong impact on their development, physiology, and evolution. Thus, understanding these symbiotic interactions is a crucial axis of research in Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences. This field requires multidisciplinary, highly skilled teams and collaborative research.
The project coordinated by FCG-IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal), brings together another local partnerITQB NOVA (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal) and the european research institutions EMBL(European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany), CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany), and UNIL (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland).
More info about the project here.