Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Lahti, Leo
Organisation TY
Project title Ecological modeling of the human gut microbiome: individuality, dynamics, and function in large population cohorts
Decision No. 295741
Decision date 24.05.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2021
Funding 434 485
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Project description
Our body is a home for diverse microbial communities that have a profound impact on health and disease. In this project we study the role of individuality in microbial community assembly and function in the human gut. These remain poorly characterized despite their significance for basic scientific understanding and biomedical applications. Analysis of uniquely large cross-sectional and longitudinal population cohorts, combined with parallel metagenomic profiling and information on host phenotype and health, will generate new scientific knowledge and research methods in this central new area of human molecular biology and biomedicine. To facilitate further use of the results, the data and algorithms will be made openly available. The research is carried out in University of Turku, Finland, in tight collaboration with international partners from Belgium, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom. For further information, see