NFDI4Microbiota received feedback from the expert committee for its proposal and presentation

The NFDI4Microbiota consortium, which includes 10 co-applicants and more than 50 participants, participated in the second call for proposals for NFDI consortia at the end of September 2020. At the beginning of December 2020, the consortium presented and defended its proposal in front of an expert committee. Last week, the expert committee released their review which, to our delight, was outstanding and encouraging. The consortium sees this as a confirmation that it is on the right track, and is now looking forward to the next step of the selection process: the final decision on funding consortia to be taken in June 2021 by the Joint Science Conference (GWK).

Questionnaire to collect community feedback (3rd round)

NFDI4Microbiota strives to provide the German microbiology community with an infrastructure and services that closely reflect current and future researchers’ needs. We can only achieve this together with you. This is why, we kindly invite you to provide feedback to NFDI4Microbiota by filling in this 5 minute questionnaire by September 18, 2020. In advance, we thank you for your support!

Questionnaire to collect community feedback (2nd round)

NFDI4Microbiota strives to provide the German microbiology community with an infrastructure and services that closely reflect current and future researchers’ needs. We can only achieve this together with you. This is why, we kindly invite you to provide feedback to NFDI4Microbiota by filling in this 5 minute questionnaire by September 11, 2020. In advance, we thank you for your support!

Genomics researchers join forces in the German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative – DeCOI

How does the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) change its genetic material? What other infections do patients suffer from? Are there genetic predispositions to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A number of genomics researchers are working hard to bring together their expertise and sequencing infrastructure to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to accelerate research, these activities are now officially combined in the German COVID-19 OMICS Initiative (DeCOI). Scientists from more than 22 institutes are already involved in DeCOI. The NFDI4Microbiota consortium and its members are actively contributing to this initiative.