HoloFood and World Microbiome Day 2020

22.06.2020 - 03:03 pm

The 2020 World Microbiome Day theme is ‘Diversity’- celebrating diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats, diets to feed and fuel microbiomes and the diversity among microbiome researchers.

HoloFood celebrates along with many others across the world, by highlighting the diversity of scientists and specialists brought together by a common goal of understanding the interplay between animals and their microbiomes and how to harness that information for a more sustainable future.

Why is diversity in microbes important?

Diverse microbiome systems have been proven to be incredibly beneficial for our health and wellbeing - and not just for humans! Diversity in microbes can help in gut health, better immunity, better agriculture and more.

In spite of the importance of microbial diversity, it is constantly becoming eroded and threatened - which why it is so important to highlight it on this World Microbiome Day! We cannot talk about future sustainability of our world without including microbes in the conversation and we hope the many events planned for this day will highlight that with you as well.

Diversity in research is also crucial - working collaboratively brings together people of all research and cultural backgrounds and finding a common language can often be challenging. All around the world, scientists step up to this challenge daily, and work together to understand and better the world around us.

To celebrate and highlight this diversity within HoloFood we will highlight one scientist of HoloFood every day running up to the 27th of June and give them a chance to explain about what diversity means to them in the context of their work as well as their hopes for the future.

Don't forget to keep checking back and also take a look at other world microbiome day events happening around the world here: https://worldmicrobiomeday.com

Day 5 - Meet Sofia

Day 4 - Meet Yada

Day 3 - Meet Annette

Day 2 - Meet Louisa

Day 1 - Meet Laurène

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This project has received funding from the European Unionʼs Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817729.