After three months of successfull work within our consortium, the election of the consortial speaker as representative within NFDI e.V. took place at the end of 2021. We congratulate Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner and Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy as speaker and deputy speaker of the NFDI4Microbiota consortium! We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with NFDI e.V. and all its members.