Enabling rational management of microbes for health, environment and engineering applications
The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Microbiomes brings together a unique and interdisciplinary research program with experimental and clinical microbiome studies. Combining computational, modeling, engineering and synthetic approaches, the Centre aims to understand the unifying principles of microbiome functioning, to develop tools to diagnose microbiome status, and to devise strategies to intervene and restore imbalanced microbiomes. Its scope encompasses microbial communities in human, animals, plants, as well as in natural and industrial environments.
The NCCR Microbiomes comprises 23 research teams from across Switzerland: the University of Lausanne (leading house), ETH Zurich (co-leading house), EPF Lausanne, the University of Zurich, the University of Bern, and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). It brings together internationally recognized experts in human infections, animal gut and plant microbiomes, genomics and computational biology, applied and environmental microbiology, and microbial ecology and evolution. Launched in 2020, the NCCR Microbiomes is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
An interdisciplinary approach
The NCCR Microbiomes integrates computational biology, bioinformatics, experimental approaches and medical microbiology with a focus on synthetic and engineering applications.
In memoriam Alma Dal Co
On November 14, 2022, our beloved friend and colleague Alma Dal Co passed away. She died doing what she loved most, diving, off the coast of Pantelleria in Italy. She was 33 years old at the time of her passing. Alma was a professor at the University of Lausanne in the Department of Computational Biology, […]
15 February 2023
Yolanda Schaerli and Sara Mitri promoted to Associate Professors
14 February 2023
Philipp Engel is granted an SNSF Consolidator Grant to study the bee microbiome
25 October 2022
Microbiomes video game nominated for a Swiss Game Award!
10 October 2022
NCCR Microbiomes Fellowship Programme
Agenda / Events
Jul 1 - Jun 30, 2023
NCCR Microbiomes Seminar Series July 2022 – June 2023
Apr 28 - Jun 2, 2023
NCCR Open Research Data Meetings
Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2023
Les Mystères de l’UNIL 2023
Jun 6 - Apr 8, 2023
SymbNET Metabolomics Workshop for Biologists