COL_RES MSCA-ITN-2020 – Innovative Training Network

Project Overview

Objectives of COL_RES Innovative Training Network (ITN)

  • The COL_RES Innovative Training Network (ITN) will examine the mechanisms by which the gut microbiota protects against foodborne pathogens (Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Citrobacter rodentium and Campylobacter) and lead to the identification of next generation probiotics that can potentially protect against multiple infectious agents.
  • The network will provide state-of-the-art training for 8 PhD students (early stage researchers (ESRs).
  • The programme will utilize a systems biology-based approach by exploiting existing research models at world-leading laboratories combined with phageomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics to generate multi-omics data that will uncover mechanisms by which the gut microbiota protects against foodborne pathogens.

The eight projects are indicated below:

  • ESR1: Microbiota & Citrobacter rodentium
  • ESR2: Microbiota & Listeria monocytogenes
  • ESR3: Microbiota & Campylobacter jejuni
  • ESR4: Microbiota & Salmonella Typhimurium
  • ESR5: Microbiota & E. coli (EHEC)
  • ESR6: Gut phage & infection
  • ESR7: Metabolomics for microbiome studies
  • ESR8: Machine-learning & multiomics
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