Call for partners: Leveraging the microbiome to improve animal health

Published on
March 28, 2023

At Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR), we believe that the microbiome is key to ensuring healthier and more resilient animals. Do you share our vision and want to invest in innovative microbiome research that will have a long-lasting beneficial effect on animal health and welfare? Then we invite you to collaborate in a Public-Private-Partnership with us!

Microbial communities composed of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes are living on and inside animals. Behind the scenes, these microbes are likely pulling major strings when it comes to the well-being and health of their hosts.

But how exactly does an animal’s microbial makeup (i.e., the microbiome) contribute to its health? Which factors cause the microbiome composition to change? And how does the presence of different microbes modulate disease susceptibility and progression in the host? Join us to formulate research questions and find answers together! The call for partners is open until the end of April, 2023.

Public-Private-Partnership (PPP)

All interested industry/biotech are welcome to join us in this multi-year Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). The aim is to obtain government funding of 50% with 50% co-financing from our industry partners, over a period of max. 4 years.

Areas of interest

  • Microbiome influence on vaccination & impact on strategies
  • Gut-lung axis & influenza
  • Intervention strategies to modulate the microbiome
  • Pathogen-microbiota interactions

    Do you have a different research focus?

    Contact us to inquire if our expertise can be of use. We have the following
    know-how & technologies in-house:

    • Metagenomics
    • Metatranscriptomics
    • Host transcriptomics
    • Metabolomics

    For those that are interested, we invite you to fill in the form. This will take approximately 5 minutes of your time. Do you have a question about the project? Ask Dirkjan Schokker, senior researcher at Wageningen Bioveterinary Research.